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Arburg at the Medtec Europe 2016: Electric machine for medical technology

07.11.2016

Arburg will present a complex medical technology application at the Medtec Europe 2016 in Stuttgart from 12 to 14 April 2016. On Stand 7B03 in Hall 7, a clean room version of an electric Allrounder 470 A will be used to produce Y-connectors made from PMMA for use in intravenous drip therapy. One of the highlights will be lateral injection by means of a needle-type shut-off nozzle to produce a high surface quality on the part.

Arburg at the Medtec Europe 2016: Electric machine for medical technology

• Complex production: Y-shaped connectors for use in intravenous drip therapy
• Electric injection moulding machine: Allrounder 470 A in clean room version
• Arburg: Broad range of medical technology products

.ARBURG_084841_Y_Connector.thumb-250x187.jpgArburg will present a complex medical technology application at the Medtec Europe 2016 in Stuttgart from 12 to 14 April 2016. On Stand 7B03 in Hall 7, a clean room version of an electric Allrounder 470 A will be used to produce Y-connectors made from PMMA for use in intravenous drip therapy. One of the highlights will be lateral injection by means of a needle-type shut-off nozzle to produce a high surface quality on the part.

"Based on the example of the production of Y-connectors for use in intravenous drip therapy, we will be demonstrating a production-efficient clean room concept," explains Sven Kitzlinger, Application Engineering Medical Technology at Arburg. "The electric machine and the complex mould are perfectly matched to one another. The production cell can be docked with a clean room with ease. This saves space and costs in comparison with clean room production."

Technically complex part
At the Medtec Europe 2016, an electric Allrounder 470 A with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 170 injection unit will use an 8-cavity mould from company Männer to demonstrate the production of Y-connectors for infusion therapy in a cycle time of around twelve seconds. The highlight of this application is the lateral injection via a hot runner using a needle-type shut-off nozzle and the demoulding of the PMMA parts, each weighing 0.8 grams, from three sides. This enables a better surface finish and therefore better part quality to be achieved.

Machine in clean room version
.ARBURG_096024_Y_Connector.thumb-250x166.jpgThe exhibit will feature an extended conveyor belt with a tunnel cover for docking with the clean room. By placing the machine and extensive peripheral equipment outside and only transporting the clean, produced parts inside, the clean room can be operated with a high level of cost-effectiveness. A clean-room module with ionisation above the clamping unit ensures the required clean atmosphere during running production.

Customised turnkey systems
The specifications provided by OEMs and users must be precisely met in the medical technology sector. There is a trend towards automated production processes and the integration of downstream processing steps. Here too, Arburg has decades of expertise. The modular structure of the machines and production cells means that they can be tailored very precisely to the needs of customers.
Arburg, for example, can supply a stainless steel version of the Allrounder that meets the highest hygiene requirements in accordance with ISO 13485, as well as the specifications of the FDA and the GMP directives. Moreover, Arburg has a number of clean room concepts and extensive expertise in the areas of automation and LSR processing, as well as collaborating with expert cooperation partners.

Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com

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