AHEAD Edition 02/2014 - KraussMaffei Berstorff

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AHEAD Edition 02/2014 - KraussMaffei Berstorff
AHEAD
THE CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
Issue 02.2014
ZE BLUEPOWER SERIES
REVOLUTION IN
COMPOUNDING
RESYSTA
SHEET EXTRUSION WITH
ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY MATERIALS
EDITORIAL
CONTENTS
COVER STORY
4 ZE BluePower series – newly imagined
compounders
BRAND & MARKETS
8 Customers experience the potential of
recycling plastic
9 KraussMaffei Berstorff Machinery
supports German Plastics Center
9 KraussMaffei Berstorff rated as A-supplier
for extrusion equipment
Dear customers and interested readers,
The challenging requirements for compounding and extrusion lines specified by
our plastics processing customers provide strong impetus for us to continuously optimize our equipment and products and to improve our technologies. More
complex final products, higher output rates at lower specific energy consumption
levels, gentler material processing, increased use of renewable primary products
and a growing focus on sustainability in every sense – all of these reflect your
needs in your daily production routine.
I am very proud of the fact that we consistently succeed in achieving the ambitious
targets set by our customers. Extrusion systems for profiles and sheets that meet
the most exacting standards in terms of quality and appearance despite increased
proportions of natural fillers (such as rice husks and wood flour) are only one
example. Another worth highlighting in this context is that of our pipe extrusion
heads for the production of plastics pipes, composed of up to seven layers, in a single cycle. This solution has been developed in response to the industryʼs demand
for ever-more sophisticated pipe designs. And, last but not least, our microwave
channel that vulcanizes rubber sealing profiles with closed hot-air circulation for
maximum energy savings is certainly worthy of mention.
We are highly dedicated to enhancing cost effectiveness and maximizing application efficiency in order to hone your competitive edge. The newly developed ZE
BluePower twin-screw extruder series clearly demonstrates this commitment. It
combines decades of experience with state-of-the-art engineering methods such
as computer-assisted simulation.
Take a closer look at the impressive outcome of our development activities and
enjoy reading all about our new products and our innovative know-how!
PROCESSES & PRODUCTS
10 Customized for shearing- and temperaturesensitive WPCs
11 WPC decking profiles: Cost benefits through
a two-step extrusion process
12 Simple and intuitive monitoring of the extrusion process with the C6 control system
14 Production process for multilayered pipes:
On course for success
PARTNERS & PROJECTS
16 Sheet extrusion with Resysta natural fiber
material
18 Well positioned in the
South American market
19 For Trelleborg, the microwave channel
is the technology of the future
KRAUSSMAFFEI GROUP
20 Brazil – perspectives in the land of samba
and soccer
Peter Roos
President of the Extrusion Technology Segment
KraussMaffei Berstorff
21 Three strong brands in North and Central
America
22 KraussMaffei: New CX series –
the smallest is now top of the class
22 Netstal means support from A to Z
23 KraussMaffei Group: Opening of a new
production factory in Haiyan, China
23 Trade show calendar
23 Imprint
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Contents
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Boosting performance and volume The new ZE BluePower twin-screw extruder series with numerous innovative features in
terms of energy efficiency and process engineering.
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Resysta KraussMaffei Berstorff’s innovative concept follows the
global trend toward sustainable production.
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Optimization KraussMaffei Berstorff twin-screw extruders are
characterized by custom features that make them the ideal solution for WPC processing.
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SIMULATED, CALCULATED, TESTED
REVOLUTION IN COMPOUNDING:
THE ZE BLUEPOWER SERIES
ZE BluePower is a future-proof twin-screw extruder series with numerous innovative features.
Major highlights are a Do/Di ratio of 1.65 and a torque density of 16.0 Nm/cm3. Moreover, the
hydraulic screw preloading system, oval liners for high wear protection, improved side feeders,
degassing systems and energy management tool provide substantial benefits.
TEXT: DR. THOMAS WINKELMANN, GERHARD SCHEEL, MICHAEL BEHLING
PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
NEW DEVELOPMENT
The newly developed ZE BluePower
twin-screw extruder made its debut
at K 2013.
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WELL CONCEIVED
The convex liner geometry prevents liner
deformation in the intermeshing zone.
he outstanding performance profile of the ZE BluePower will
satisfy the ever-more challenging demands of processors in
terms of energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, easy handling,
ease of maintenance and operational reliability on a long-term
basis,” proclaims Dr. Thomas Winkelmann, Head of Plastics
Technology Development at KraussMaffei Berstorff, adding, “An optimum compounder rating additionally involves numerous features that
contribute to high cost effectiveness combined with energy-efficient
operation and excellent reliability.”
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Increasing the output rate is one way of achieving enhanced cost effectiveness in plastics compounding on co-rotating twin-screw extruders, provided neither quality consistency nor process reliability are
affected. However, the output rate can only be increased up to a certain
maximum value as either torque or volume will reach its limits. Both
factors are inversely related to each other in engineering terms. Extruders with a relatively small outside/inside screw diameter ratio (Do/
Di) can be designed for high torques, but then have a small free volume.
Extruders with a higher Do/Di ratio offer greater free volume but lower
installed torques.
“In the last few years, all manufacturers of co-rotating twin-screw extruders have continuously optimized their compounding systems to
meet the growing market demand for higher output rates,” reports
Gerhard Scheel, Development Engineer at KraussMaffei Berstorff.
“This is why extruders of identical size have been equipped with drive
units rated for higher speeds and torques or why screw geometries
with a larger free volume have been selected.” KraussMaffei Berstorff
GmbH has adopted a similar approach and has continuously improved
its extruder series over recent decades by increasing the Md/a3 torque
density, which is defined by the ratio between screw torque Md and
center-to-center distance “a”.
New development instead of adaptations
The ZE BluePower series impresses with increased torque density
combined with an enlarged volume. Compared with the previous generation of extruders of identical size, the KraussMaffei Berstorff engineers have increased the torque density by over 30 percent for
torque-limited processes and the volume by more than 23 percent for
volume-limited applications in order to enhance the output rate.
Test results confirm simulation
In the development of the new extruder series, KraussMaffei Berstorff
used various simulation and calculation methods to determine an initial
optimum Do/Di ratio. The specific free volume and the torque density
were calculated as a function of the diameter ratio for the most commonly used range. Company engineers then verified the calculated results in various practical tests.
Both the theoretical calculations and the trials revealed that the best
results are achieved at a Do/Di ratio of 1.65 and a torque density of
16.0 Nm/cm3. So the characteristic features of the new series have
been determined on the basis of computer simulation and field tests.
The result of all these efforts is the new ZE BluePower series, which
is currently available with screw diameters of 42, 52, 65, and 80 mm. It
will replace the well-known ZE-UTX twin-screw extruder series in the
medium term.
Preloading system offers increased operational reliability
Powerful drive units, high-resistance screw shaft materials, and optimum tooth profiles at the screw shafts are indispensable for the
safe transmission of the high torques to the screws. In addition,
KraussMaffei Berstorff has developed a preloading system that ensures reproducible screw installation and preloading. This system subjects the screw shafts to a defined tensile stress only, without exerting
any torsion load.
To define the hydraulic pressures, the geometrical lengths and sizes
were rated on the basis of a cold screw considering the material characteristics and the resulting expansion coefficient. The machine operator simply selects the appropriate pressure specified in the machine
documentation and clamps the extracted screw in the preloading system. At the push of a button, the combination composed of screw shaft,
screw element and screw tip is safely preloaded in the elastic range
and in this state can be easily inserted into the processing section.
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Owing to their well-conceived series concept, all extruder sizes in the
ZE BluePower and ZE-UTX series can be preloaded with just three preloading systems. The defined preloading forces prevent the melt from
penetrating between the screw element and the shaft and thus help to
avoid time- and cost-consuming dismantling and cleaning operations.
All components put to the test
The development of a future-proof machine generation saw all technical components of the twin-screw extruder being put to the test.
Whereas proven features have remained unchanged, numerous elements have been modified and optimized. As with the preceding series,
the new twin-screw extruder generation still comprises the 4D or 6D
long barrel elements. The rectangular shape of the housing elements –
which are easily fixed and loosened by means of a clamping ring connection – has not been changed either. This ensures a pressure-tight
connection up to 350 bar.
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The new ZE BluePower generation also comprises a modular range of
screw elements and supplementary equipment. One special highlight
is the enlarged feed opening on the side feeder – satisfying the general
trend toward higher filling levels. The option for easy conversion of the
side feeder into a side degassing system is also a novelty. Each extruder
includes a control unit that can be equipped with an optional energy
management tool designed to display all consumers on the screen.
Oval liners as a unique selling point
In addition to the hydraulic screw preloading system, the new elliptical
wear protection liners in the barrel count among the unique features
of the new extruder generation. These optional liners are an ideal and
cost-effective solution for wear-intensive compounding processes. If
required, only the liner – and not the entire barrel – has to be replaced. The new elliptical shape of the liners ensures a minimum distance to the cooling bores and cartridge heater bores, provided the
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BOOSTING PERFORMANCE AND VOLUME
The new ZE BluePower twin-screw extruder series with
numerous innovative features in terms of energy efficiency
and process engineering.
wall thickness is adequate. In addition, the convex liner geometry prevents liner deformation in the intermeshing zone.
PERFORMANCE FEATURES OF THE ZE-BLUEPOWER
CALCULATION OF THE SPECIFIC FREE VOLUME AND THE
TORQUE DENSITY AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIAMETER RATIO
0.50
Specific throughput [kp/dm3]
0.45
0.40
0.35
e = 0.16 kWh/kg
e = 0.24 kWh/kg
rho_S = 0.4 g/cm³
rho_S = 0.6 g/cm³
0.30
0.25
Summing up, Thomas Winkelmann says, “ZE BluePower stands for
peak performance in terms of product quality, energy efficiency and
operational reliability. These convincing features greatly facilitate
daily work in compounding applications.”
0.20
0.15
0.10
1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55
1.60 1.65
1.70 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90
First published in Kunststoffe, issue 07/14
Diameter ratio [-]
Torque density [Nm/cm3]
The new series is additionally characterized by pin bores in the liner,
used for centering purposes, and by the contact collar for correct
axial positioning. Combined with an increased number of cartridge
heaters, a cooling bore arrangement optimized in terms of pressure
losses and an improved overall heating/cooling installation based on
energy-efficient circulating pumps, this design provides a cost-effective, economical and resource-saving temperature control solution.
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Increase in torque
density through:
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12
10
- optimized tooth
geometry
- srew element
preloading
- fatigue strength
tests
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2
0
1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55
1.60 1.65
1.70 1.75 1.80
Specific free volume [-]
Diameter ratio [-]
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.0
0.8
Related to the
free volume per
Do
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.0
1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55
1.60 1.65
Diameter ratio [-]
1.70 1.75 1.80
AUTHORS:
Dr. Thomas Winkelmann joined Hanover-based KraussMaffei Berstorff in
1997 as a Processing Engineer and later became Head of the R&D Center. In
2013, he was put in charge of the Plastics Technology Development Division.
Gerhard Scheel, Plastics Technology Development Division, joined KraussMaffei
Berstorff in 1995. Michael Behling, Plastics Technology Development Division,
has been with KraussMaffei Berstorff since 1989.
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Brand & markets
Brand & markets
RECYCLING AND COMPOUNDING IN A SINGLE PROCESS
CUSTOMERS DISCOVER ALL ABOUT THE HUGE
POTENTIAL OF PLASTICS RECYCLING
A winning team: Artec recycling module, Ettlinger melt filter, KraussMaffei
Berstorff twin-screw extruder and Gala underwater pelletizer – combined into
a recycling-compounding line with the flowery name of “Edelweiss”.
TEXT: ANDREAS WESELER
PHOTO: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
EDELWEISS DAYS
On the occasion of
the “Edelweiss Days,”
the line was used to
process post-industrial
film scrap with different degrees of
contamination.
About 60 representatives from plastics recycling and compounding
companies around the globe participated in the “Edelweiss Days”
on the KraussMaffei Berstorff premises in Hanover from June 24
to June 26, 2014. On this occasion, they were able to witness a live
demonstration of how HDPE and LDPE film scraps with different degrees of contamination are converted into high-quality compounds.
Plastics recycling helps to save natural resources
The new “Edelweiss” extrusion and recycling process was presented in production mode for the first time. Conversion of reclaim
material into high-quality compounds in a single heat is the main
benefit of this trendsetting solution. Thanks to the integrated process, repeated heating of the starting materials is not required. This
saves energy and minimizes the shear stress affecting the polymer
structure.
During the demonstration, the line was used to process HDPE and
LDPE post-industrial film scrap with different degrees of contamination to create a PE compound with a 70 percent calcium carbonate
loading. Used for this application, the line achieves an output rate
of 1,000 kg/h.
Customized solutions
Visitors to the event benefited from this unique opportunity to discuss in detail the innovative technology and the extensive service offers with the experts from Artec, Ettlinger, Nordson Kreyenborg and
KraussMaffei Berstorff. “The numerous personal discussions with
our customers have provided us with in-depth knowledge about their
individual requirements and expectations. This enables us to tailor the
optimum solution to any specific application,” explains Ralf J. Dahl,
pleased with the positive feedback the “Edelweiss Days” received.
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A COMPOUNDER SERVING THE ENTIRE SECTOR
KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF MACHINERY
SUPPORTS GERMAN PLASTICS CENTER
At the beginning of July, the Würzburg-based Southern German Plastics Center (SKZ) hosted the
annual compounding conference. SKZ used this unique occasion to start up its new KraussMaffei
Berstorff compounding extruder type ZE 25 A UTXi.
TEXT: ANDREAS WESELER
PHOTO: SÜDDEUTSCHES KUNSTSTOFF-ZENTRUM
The extruder is designed to produce complex compounds that contain high mineral filler proportions, for instance, and require excellent mixing efficiency. With its characteristic configuration, this
machine is an ideal complement to SKZʼs existing technical equipment. As virtually all compounding concepts are now available at
one location, this will allow SKZ to strengthen its leading position
in the field of plastics compounding yet further. Interested companies in this sector can use the equipment for tests and materials
development.
Flexible laboratory extruder
The KraussMaffei Berstorff ZE 25 UTXi laboratory extruder can be
equipped with a short processing section for different compounding
tasks. If needed for special applications, a longer processing section
configuration can be used and side feeders, degassing openings and
injection nozzles can be added. The high number of different barrel
and screw elements allows the machine to be tailored to very specific
process requirements.
Based in Würzburg, SKZ has been a competent partner to the plastics
industry for more than 50 years. About 270 staff members work in the
three areas of activity – i.e., materials quality assurance, vocational
education & advanced training, and research & development – as well
as in the management system certification institute. SKZ has thus
START-UP
Dr. Heidemeyer, SKZ, Dr. Winkelmann, KraussMaffei Berstorff, Ms. Lang, SKZ,
Dr. Kretschmer, SKZ, on the occasion of the extruder handover (left to right).
become by far the largest plastics technology transfer organization in
Germany. In addition to three German subsidiaries in Halle, Peine and
Horb, SKZ is also represented in Dubai and China.
CONTI SUPPLIER EVALUATION
KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF RATED AS A-SUPPLIER FOR
EXTRUSION EQUIPMENT
On May 7, 2014, KraussMaffei Berstorff was rated as an A-supplier
for extrusion equipment by Continental Tire Division. The tire producer uses an evaluation system based on various criteria to rate its
suppliers once a year. “We are very happy about the Continental Asupplier rating for 2013. This excellent result demonstrates our success in continuously optimizing and improving our products and services. Our objective is to achieve maximum productivity combined
with high quality and reasonable costs. The award confirms once
again that we definitely meet the high standards we set ourselves,”
proclaims Uwe Wagner, Head of Rubber Technology at KraussMaffei Berstorff, adding, “We support tire producers with cutting-edge
technology helping them to hone their competitive edge.”
Continental uses the supplier evaluation program to rate suppliers in terms of quality, equipment, project management, technology, adherence to schedules and cost. With the A-supplier ranking, KraussMaffei Berstorff belongs to the small circle of excellent
Continental partners in 2013.
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Processes & products
OPTIMIZED PROCESS ENGINEERING FEATURES OF TWIN-SCREW EXTRUDERS
TAILORED TO SHEAR- AND
TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE WPCs
ZE co-rotating twin-screw extruders offer convincing engineering advantages – not only in
direct WPC profile extrusion, but also in the production of WPC compounds for two-stage extrusion processes. Apart from the modular screw and barrel system, KraussMaffei Berstorff
twin-screw extruders are characterized by various custom features that make them the ideal
solution for WPC processing.
TEXT: ANDREAS WESELER
PHOTO: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
“Owing to their favorable properties profile,
low price and high environmental compatibility, wood-plastic composites are being used
to an increasing extent for a wide variety of
products for indoor and outdoor applications.
Recent annual growth rates amount to about
25 percent,” reports Kai Schwedthelm, responsible for process engineering development in compounding and processing of bioplastics at KraussMaffei Berstorff. “WPC
decking profiles in particular are in real demand in Europe.”
process benefits are achieved by the 6D long
combined barrel elements, which are unique
on the market and a typical feature of ZE extruders. These elements allow the wood proportions to be efficiently incorporated and
the air trapped during the process to be removed at an adequate distance in process
engineering terms. For the degassing of residual moisture and volatile matter in particular, the degassing openings, 6D long,
ensure high process reliability at low gas velocities. The hold-down systems that are frequently needed to prevent the melt from rising in the degassing opening are not required
with this configuration.
When producing WPC products, however,
the special processing characteristics of this
material must be taken into consideration.
On the one hand, optimum dispersion of the
wood and plastic components must be ensured. On the other, the material needs to be
treated gently and must be plasticized at relatively low shear loads and low temperatures
in order not to affect the wood component.
Technical features for process optimization
In view of their specific process technology,
co-rotating twin-screw extruders of the ZE
series have firmly established themselves in
WPC processing. Recent technical improvements have been made to meet the specific
material requirements to an even greater extent. The plasticizing zone, for instance, has
been adapted along the processing section.
Through an innovative combination of kneading and multi-process elements, the melt
temperature can be reduced by about 10 percent while the melting efficiency remains
identical with that of standard screws. In addition, the KraussMaffei Berstorff engineers
SIMPLY UNIQUE
KraussMaffei Berstorff 6D long degassing
openings provide high process reliability.
The extruder is equipped with a ZSFE side
feeder based on Ultra Feed technology – a
special vacuum technology that gives higher
output rates through increases in the apparent density of light filler materials. With this
side feeder design, the total output rate in
WPC processing can be increased by a factor of 2.5 compared with conventional lines.
Finally, the screw geometry in the mixing
zone has been optimized, too. Here again,
the unique multi-process elements reduce
the temperature by about 10 percent, which
additionally contributes to substantially improved material quality.
have succeeded in improving the fiber feed
area. Here again, a well-tuned screw configuration gives optimum results. Further
Kai Schwedthelm sums up the benefits of
this tailored solution for us: “Together, all
optimizations ensure low-shear WPC processing at adequate temperatures. This
gives higher total output rates and products
with identical or even slightly improved mechanical properties.”
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KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF SYNERGIES HONE COMPETITIVE EDGE
WPC DECKING PROFILES: TWO-STAGE EXTRUSION FOR ENHANCED COST EFFECTIVENESS
Direct extrusion processes that combine compounding and shaping into a single production cycle offer
clear benefits: the material is exposed to mechanical/thermal stresses only once, which gives the final
product improved physical properties and reduced energy consumption. This is true for many applications, but does not apply in general. In the extrusion of wood-plastic composite decking profiles, twostage processes provide substantially higher cost-effectiveness.
TEXT: ANDREAS WESELER
PHOTO: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
downstream equipment. Using three ZE 60 R x 46 D UTXi twinscrew extruders with an output rate of 350 kg/h for the planks
and a ZE 50 R x 46 D UTXi twin-screw extruder to produce the substructure profiles and edging strips, a highly efficient output rate of
1,200 kg/h is reached. The capital expenditure required for the singlestage line is about €3.47 million. According to KraussMaffei Berstorff
calculations, the annual energy costs amount to approx. €123,000.
WPC DECKING PROFILES
WPC decking profiles produced on a counter-rotating
twin-screw extruder.
WPC decking profile systems consist of the plank profiles for the substructure and edging strips. They are available in various colors and
with different profiles. The single-stage production process comprises
all steps involved starting with compounding, then shaping and finally
cutting to size on a single line. The core component of such a line is a
co-rotating twin-screw extruder. The benefits of this line concept are
low energy consumption, the minor thermal loads on the material and
the fact that the material is melted only once.
A cost comparison with a two-stage process was performed on the
basis of four complete compounding lines including upstream and
Two extrusion steps to a WPC decking system
In the cost-comparison example, the decking is produced on counterrotating twin-screw extruders with a performance of 350 kg/h in the
conventional two-stage manufacturing process. Three KMD 114-32/
WPC extrusion lines are usually employed for decking planks with different colors and profiles. A KMD 75-32/WPC extruder with an output
rate of 150 kg/h generally produces the two smaller profiles. A highperformance compounding line with a ZE 90 R x 48 D UTi twin-screw
extruder rated for 1,200 kg/h is used for compounding the WPC material. The investment costs for the complete line configuration amount
to approx. €3.08 million, the calculated annual energy consumption is
€214,200.
Comparing both process variants used in this sector reveals the clear
benefit of the two-stage extrusion process. Although direct extrusion
leads to annual power cost-savings of about €91,000, the amount invested is about €390,000 higher. This means that amortization of investment costs by power cost-savings will take at least four years.
Two-stage extrusion offers the additional benefits of higher flexibility
in terms of color and compound changes or the use of the WPC pellets
produced on the twin-screw extruder. And last but not least – compound and profile producers who already own some of the equipment
only need to purchase a few additional machines in order to enter into
the promising WPC profile market.
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REQUIREMENTS-ORIENTED BENEFITS FOR THE PROCESSOR
MONITORING THE EXTRUSION
PROCESS IS SIMPLE AND
INTUITIVE WITH THE C6
CONTROL SYSTEM
The new generation of central line control, which was introduced for the first
time by KraussMaffei Berstorff at K 2013, is available for individual machines
and standard lines as of Fall 2014. Customized machines and systems have been
implemented continuously into corresponding orders due to customer demand.
In terms of implementation, KraussMaffei Berstorff is now well equipped for the
challenges of the coming years.
TEXT: ANNEMARIE PABST, ROMAN LABERER
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PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
ustomers benefit from a successful mixture of the newest
software components and proven functional features, developed with current market demands clearly in view. As
you will see, the focus lies in the optimization of operating
convenience and the scalability of function.
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Integration of new, innovative components
The development of the new C6 control system began with the implementation of new hardware and software components to build upon
state-of-the-art PC technology (such as the dual-core processor, SSD,
USB 3.0). In this way, the processor enjoys all the advantages of a secure, high-performance program platform (Windows 7, .NET Framework 4.0). The core functions of the previous, advanced C5 control system will continue to be used. Where necessary, limits were broken
and structures were modified to achieve more security and expandability in the software. With this new generation, KraussMaffei Berstorff also managed to combine state-of-the-art and innovative operating concepts using the proven and simple operating philosophy of the
C5. The C6 version is a state-of-the-art, flexible control system with
a solid, tried-and-tested functional basis. A large, capacitive 24-inch
16:9 full HD touchscreen (also available as a 21-inch model) provides a
clear picture and intuitive operation. The multi-touch capable display
is more sensitive and robust than on the C5 model, and features a flat,
edgeless surface.
The touch function simplifies operation in many positions. The machine buttons are now integrated into the user interface, allowing
them to be hidden or moved to other positions. Various button colors
display current statuses clearly and understandably; button symbols
are now automatically administered. An additional substantial advantage it is no longer necessary to replace symbol strips during retrofitting. In addition, the developers completely redesigned the layout of the screen pages. There is now a distinct separation between
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DIFFERENT OPERATOR MODELS
A: Swivel-mounted on switching cabinet
B: Mounted on switching cabinet door
C: Boom-mounted version
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parameter screens, which the machine operator requires, and setting screens, which are used for servicing and setting up the system.
Now, the user can use the settings dialog to quickly, and easily switch
between both operating worlds. The result is a clearly structured,
function-oriented screen layout and a noticeably reduced number of
screens without limiting functionality.
Several new operating elements support the user in operating the extrusion system. In addition to the sof tkeys, there is now a second level
for screen switching in the form of tabs. Multi-touch gestures, such
as rotating and zooming, can be used where appropriate without impairing reliability or accuracy. Of course, the screen division was also
developed further. The motto here is plenty of information, shown in a
compact and understandable manner, without excess. The new, userconfigurable cockpit pages are an excellent example of this. On these
pages, the processor can select the important parameters and display the sequences of its production conditions in graphical form – via
a trend diagram, for example (either analog or digital).
Even more uses for the processor
Ultimately, it is the new features and additions that set apart the C6
generation from the previous control system and from the competition. With this new generation, up to seven extruders can now be directly controlled. If multiple extruders are combined into one machine
(such as a main extruder and three co-extruders), almost any system
complexity can be displayed. The diagnostic functions have been further expanded to guarantee the fastest-possible assistance in case of
service. In addition to the passwords, non-contact chip cards (RFID)
can now also be used for access management via operating levels.
E-value curves provide the operator with valuable support for optimizing the production process in terms of energy and thus ensuring
low-wear use of the extruder. Listed actual values are now retrievable
for up to seven days.
OPTIONAL VERSION
Freely movable variants.
Proven technology implemented correctly
In keeping with the motto “One control system – everything in hand,”
proven elements were retained. Of course, the C6 control system
completely monitors and controls the entire extrusion system, and
does so from a single position. The strict separation of the visualization system and sequence control system has also proven to be useful.
KraussMaffei Berstorff implements separate hardware components
for this purpose. Therefore, an error on the PC or the control panel
does not necessarily lead to a system stop.
Upgrading made easy
Everyone familiar with the C5 control system will be impressed by the
new C6 generation. Each system equipped with the C5 control system
can be upgraded to the C6 version with minimal effort. Essentially,
only the main components of the control system (the PC, the PLC
and the control panel) need to be replaced. Furthermore, Berstorff
continues to guarantee uninterrupted, ongoing support and a supply
of spare parts for the C5 control system on existing machines and
systems.
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SPACE-SAVING ARRANGEMENT
Lab setup of a KraussMaffei Berstorff extruderpipe head combination for the production of
five-layer PO pipes.
PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY FOR MULTI FUNCTIONAL LAYERS
THE PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR MULTILAYERED PIPES IS ON COURSE FOR SUCCESS
The range of industrial applications for complex, multilayered pipes, which perform various functions, is
constantly increasing. In addition, the requirements for industrial pipe systems are often quite advanced
and complex. Processors demand a wide variety of system solutions for both technically and economically optimized applications.
TEXT: ANNEMARIE PABST
PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
romising interest and an increasing number of projects are being
seen in Europe, but also in China
and Asia as a whole, a market in
which more and more high-quality
finished products are demanded. This proves
that KraussMaffei Berstorff, with its concept
for multilayer pipe extrusion, has recognized
trends at the right time and can meet customer needs accordingly. Throughput-optimized spiral distributors are the basis of the
P
pipe tools. In addition to the classic multilayer
pipe heads, KraussMaffei Berstorff offers
pressure-optimized outer layer adapters
for special applications and for retrofitting
monopipe heads.
Spiral distributor concept for
a five-layer pipe head
The modular design of the spiral distributor
pipe head is engineered so that it can extrude
five layers of multilayer pipe, which consists
of a thick inner layer (made of PE-RT, PE-Xb or
PE-Xc, for example), a bonding agent, an oxygen barrier (= EVOH), another bonding agent
and finally, a thin PE outer layer. The extruded
product is of the highest quality. This design –
consisting of a combination of an axial, three
radial and a conical spiral distributor, which
are optimally implemented according to their
functions – provides a number of advantages
related to process technology. The axial spiral ensures low pressure consumption in the
KraussMaffei Berstorff
inner layer (pressure loss) and high throughputs with a uniform wall thickness spread of
the thicker inner layer. The proven KraussMaffei Berstorff central feed concept makes
the system flexible during both normal use
and modifications. The radial spiral with a
lower throughput is ideal for the production of bonding agent layers and barrier layers. It guarantees an optimum wall thickness
spread, is easy to clean thanks to the low residence time and is space-saving.
Processes & products
from PE-RT at a speed of more than 40 m/
min. with a total output of 270 kg/h; and all
this with a minimum layer thickness of 50 μm
for bonding agent and EVOH layers.
This model is specifically designed for producing the following pipe dimensions:
• PE-RT: 8 – 32 mm
• PE-Xb: 8 – 40 mm
• PE-Xc: 8 – 40 mm
The conical distributor applies the PO outer
layer and, as a combination of axial and radial, ideally combines the advantages of
both. It offers high throughputs in a compact
design.
Typical market applications
With this sophisticated system, high-quality pipes with smaller diameters are typically produced for household water installations
such as hot water applications or for floor
heating systems with high line speeds, which
also contributes to the cost efficiency of the
processing industry. As an example, a complete system, equipped with a KME 45-36
B/R single-screw extruder as the main extruder and the KM 5L-RKW 01-40 pipe head,
can produce dimensions of 20 mm x 2.0 mm
system from a single position – in keeping
with the motto: “One control system – everything in hand.” In addition to fast and secure
access management, the C6 control system
provides the operator of complex systems
with the highest flexibility. This enables parameter pages to be combined and display and parameter texts to be individually
adapted. In addition, individual system components can be activated or switched off if
necessary.
Space-saving coextrusion solutions –
for the highest product quality
KraussMaffei Berstorff coextrusion concepts feature an extremely space-saving
machine arrangement. The intelligent piggyback version requires only a little more
space to manufacture five-layer pipes than a
system that produces monopipes.
Processors benefit from the great flexibility that enables them to produce even threelayer pipes with little adaptation effort as
well as many other excellent advantages: the
melt flow is optimally arranged through the
multi-dimensional, computer-supported design of the spiral geometry and melt channels. This enables processors to create a
finished product of the highest quality that
features optimum wall thickness with the
lowest tolerances.
This greatly reduces the effort required for
obtaining costly raw materials, particularly bonding agent and barrier materials. As
a result, cost effectiveness increases. This
KraussMaffei Berstorff concept also enables the processor to reduce changeover
and cleaning times to a minimum. Valuable
production time is saved, allowing the processor to manufacture smaller series. This
is an enormous competitive advantage because it enables the processor to respond
to market demands flexibly. The system
also provides an extremely flexible infeed,
which enables an individual, customer-specific system setup.
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The KME 30-30 B/R coextruder, with an output of up to 50 kg/h and which was introduced
for the first time at K 2013, rounds out the
product line for our coextruders series with
moderate to low output ranges. In combination with the spiral distributor concept, it ensures excellent product quality. The grooved
bush integrated into the extruder provides consistent throughput independent of
counter pressure. In addition, the coextruder
guarantees an excellent blending capacity at
a high plastification capacity. The advantages
for the processor are plain to see: Excellent
thermal homogeneity, the best melt quality,
the perfect finished product.
MODEL
Five-layer pipe head from KraussMaffei Berstorff in
closed position and cross-section (below).
C6 control system for perfect regulation,
monitoring and control
An additional unique selling proposition on
the market is the integration and monitoring of the system via the C6 control system.
This system allows the coextruders integrated into one system to be controlled and
regulated via the main extruder (maximum
of seven extruders); almost all system complexities can be mapped. The control system
monitors, regulates and controls the entire
Spiral distributor concept for a
seven-layer pipe head
In addition to the five-layer concept,
KraussMaffei Berstorff has expanded its
product portfolio since K 2013 to include
the series for manufacturing seven-layer
pipes. These pipes can be, for example, constructed from a three-layer inner pipe made
of two layers of PP-R and one layer of PP-R
with glass fiber. Similar to the five-layer
pipe, the bonding agent positions, oxygen
barriers, the bonding agent again and finally, the outer layer, are made of PP-R. Here,
we have also placed emphasis on a modular
design consisting of two to seven radial distributors with various spiral inflows. In addition to all the advantages, it is also worth
mentioning that the system – much like the
five-layer design – is optimally engineered
for saving space, in spite of the extensive
system arrangement.
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KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF MAKES USE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS
SHEET EXTRUSION WITH
RESYSTA NATURAL FIBER MATERIAL
KraussMaffei Berstorff is a part of the global trend towards sustainable production with its innovative
processing concept for plastics reinforced with natural fibers in sheet extrusion. In this area, we work
closely with Resysta International GmbH, a globally active company based in Taufkirchen (near Munich).
From its base there, the company sells its patented Resysta ARF (Active Resysta Filler) compound.
TEXT: ANNEMARIE PABST
PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
hough regions such as Europe
and America have experienced a
significant upswing in traditional
PVC sheet extrusion, mechanical
engineering companies sense a
strong trend towards the processing of alternative materials, particularly those from renewable resources. The Resysta compound
already fulfills the technical and ecological
demands of tomorrow. The fiber-reinforced
hybrid material primarily consists of rice
husks, an agricultural raw material that had
been rarely used until now, combined with a
PVC substrate. This construction makes the
material environmentally friendly and highly resistant to weathering. It features excellent environmental performance, setting new
standards for sustainable production.
feed. The special, adapted degassing zones
for our 32D twin-screw extruder ensures
that the residual moisture can escape and
moisture content remains below 0.6 percent
during the entire production process.
T
Outstanding properties and different
application areas
The Resysta material guarantees continuous and consistently high material quality,
is weatherproof and has excellent mechanical properties. The end product is extremely UV-resistant, does not rot and does not
form any cracks or splinters; it is colorfast
and can be recycled. It requires little maintenance and is almost identical to real wood,
both optically and haptically. It is mainly used
whenever both weather resistance and a
wood look are required in equal measure, for
HIGH QUALITY
Finished product made of Resysta compound – manufactured on a KraussMaffei Berstorff sheet extrusion
system.
example outdoor furniture, floor coverings in
a wet cell or outside, shipsʼ decks or house
facades.
Processing natural fiber-reinforced plastics
demands special machine technology and
a large amount of expertise with process
technology. KraussMaffei Berstorff systematically geared our machine design to these
requirements. For example, a specific metering device ensures a constant material
A high installed screw torque, coupled with
internal screw heat balancing and screw geometry specially modified for the Resysta
compound, guarantees a homogeneous
melt, thus leading to a premium-quality
end product. Another must for systems that
perform Resysta processing is high-quality wear resistance. Therefore, the screws
at KraussMaffei Berstorff are exceptionally
thoroughly armored to be highly wear-resistant, and the barrels must be similarly protected. This combination ensures maximum
protection of the processing unit against corrosive and adhesive wear during processing
of the Resysta compound.
Successful live demonstration for more
than 60 interested customers
A recent live demonstration at KraussMaffei
Berstorff attests to the large amount of interest surrounding this innovative product. Andreas Kessler, General Sales Manager at the
Munich location, welcomed more than 60 international guests to this event. They gave him
extremely positive feedback regarding both the
production system and the finished product.
OPTIMAL CONCEPT
KraussMaffei Berstorff production system for manufacturing
sheets made of Resysta compound.
The sheet production line – equipped with
the KMD 90-32/WPC twin-screw extruder
and a vertical three-roll polishing stack as
the key components – produced 4-mm-thick,
1,000-mm-wide Resysta sheets with an output of 300 kg/h. During a series of talks focusing primarily on this topic, the customers were also able to obtain more detailed
information on the material composition, the
production requirements and the end product. Kessler is anticipating a promising future: “Since we are now also seeing greater
use of renewable raw materials in sheet extrusion due to growing worldwide demands
for sustainable production, we will be able to
serve a new market segment with this product in the long term.”
→ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.resysta.com
www.resysta-arf.com
MATERIAL OF THE FUTURE
Attractively processed Resysta for outdoor applications.
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SALES FOR TUBE PROFILE AND SHEET EXTRUSION
WELL POSITIONED IN THE SOUTH
AMERICAN MARKET
South America, in particular Brazil, is booming – and not only due to its sporting events. Due
to factors including the continuously increasing population, the construction and infrastructure
industries continue to grow.
TEXT: ANNEMARIE PABST
PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
nder the highly skilled guidance of Bruno Sommer, who
manages extrusion technology for the KraussMaffei Group
do Brasil in São Paulo, the vast market is in good hands.
From here, sales and service activities can be centrally directed. This is a critical aspect if we are to quickly and skillfully respond to customer inquiries. “Our team may be small but we
are very engaged and customer-oriented,” applauds Sommer. In São
Paulo, Eduardo Ribeiro is still responsible for the sale of machines
and systems used in large-scale chemical, automotive and packaging
industries.
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Both are actively supported by David Lima, the Project Engineer responsible for drafting quotations. Katia G. Alves is in charge of all internal information relative to order processing and the shipment of
replacement parts. Her colleague Carlos Jesus manages the local
replacement parts warehouse and ensures the timely start-up of systems and short reaction times to possible disruptions. Bernardo Padilla provides professional support for the Mexican market and works
closely with Bruno Sommer with regard to process technology solutions and technical machine questions. In addition, all quotations and
orders for Mexico are coordinated from São Paulo.
Qualified agencies support the Spanish-speaking region
“So that customers in all South American countries are perfectly supported, we have joined forces with renowned agencies that contribute
extensive industry experience and knowledge of extrusion,” explains
CENTRAL CONTROL
From São Paulo, the sales and service activities
are centrally coordinated.
Andreas Kessler, Sales Manager for KraussMaffei Berstorff at the Munich location. In the northern countries of South America, as well as
Central America countries, the Maqtec agency has worked with a high
level of experience under the supervision of Octavio Guzmán Stokoff for
many years, and handles a number of key accounts.
Equiplast, including expert extrusion specialist Orlando Osso, is responsible for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. “We couldnʼt have
found a more qualified partner than Aldo Vergara from Convermaq
to sell our product in Chile with a high degree of expertise,” emphasizes Kessler.
Large market potential
South America, particularly Brazil, traditionally imports premiumquality technological systems from international machine suppliers.
KraussMaffei Berstorff does well here, particularly in PVC pipe production, with its long-proven 36D twin-screw series with an exceptional price/performance ratio, a long service life and flexible application possibilities for various recipes. At this time, the series is in
use at nearly all big-name pipe manufacturers.
Plastic products made of polyolefin are currently playing a relatively small part in the industry but rapid growth in the area of household plumbing is expected. Pipes made of PP-R are increasingly
sought-after.
The growing population and the corresponding industrialization are
leading to an increased demand for systems for profile production
and in the area of sheet manufacturing. KraussMaffei Berstorff is
gaining increasing visibility as a supplier of complete systems, including high-performance extrusion systems, to the South American
continent. What are known as the XS lines are offered at a very attractive price and are primarily targeted at the production of technical profiles.
→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AT:
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[email protected]
www.kraussmaffeigroup.mx
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ECOLINE
EcoLine microwave channel gives minimized energy
consumption thanks to low waste gas losses and
energy-optimized switched-mode power supplies.
IMPROVED COST EFFECTIVENESS AND ENERGY SAVINGS
ECOLINE MICROWAVE CHANNELS MAKE
TRELLEBORG FIT FOR THE FUTURE
At the beginning of May, Trelleborg AB, a Swedish producer of sealing profiles for the automotive and building industries, started to operate two EcoLine microwave channels, which had been
ordered from KraussMaffei Berstorff during K 2013 in Düsseldorf.
TEXT: ANDREAS WESELER
PHOTO: KRAUSSMAFFEI BERSTORFF
Good things take time – particularly true
when it comes to well-founded investment
decisions geared toward sustainability. After
having convinced themselves of the pioneering benefits of the EcoLine profile production
line during the Technology Day, held at the
KraussMaffei Berstorff premises in Hanover
last summer, Trelleborg signed the purchase
contract at K 2013.
Explaining the company’s investment decision, Trelleborg’s Purchasing Manager
Joakim Hansson says, “In view of the excellent
results in terms of productivity and quality obtained during extensive tests, we decided to
opt for two lines to increase our vulcanization
productivity further.”
“The special features of the EcoLine microwave channel are reduced waste gas losses and the energy-optimized switched-mode
power supplies,” explains Helmut Lüders,
Product Manager for Rubber Profile Production Lines at KraussMaffei Berstorff. Mr.
Lüders also praised the closed air circulation, which provides maximum cost-savings
as 90 percent of the energy-intensive process air remains in the system, and the other
new feature – the improved thermal insulation to the process chambers.
Time-tested technology for
maximum reliability
Each of the four microwave channel modules
is equipped with one generator with 6 kW of
magnetron power. A circulator integrated
into the energy supply transfers the energy
not absorbed by the product to the connected
water load, thus improving the magnetron’s
service life. The channel has a total installed
magnetron power of 24 kW.
The microwave generators are arranged
above and below the conveyor belt. The
specific design of the microwave coupling
system ensures an extremely homogeneous
field distribution. Both the microwave power
and the conveyor belt speed can be continuously adjusted. The microwave channel has
an effective cross-section 280 mm wide and
150 mm high.
The central control panel ensures that system settings can be selected with maximum
ease. And the innovative process-oriented
user interface helps to reduce set-up times
during changes of material. Trelleborg intends to use the new microwave channels to
reduce operating costs in vulcanization and
hone the company’s competitive edge. “The
EcoLine microwave channels are the ideal
solution for our specific requirements. This
well-tuned combination of time-tested technology plus technical innovations is a sound
investment in our future,” explains Joakim
Hansson.
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KraussMaffei Group
PLASTICS MARKET BRASIL
PERSPECTIVES IN THE LAND OF
SAMBA AND SOCCER
Everyone is talking about the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as growth markets, and they are also strategic target areas for the KraussMaffei Group. With its 30 employees, the sales
and service subsidiary in Cotia, São Paulo, is gaining special significance as a support point for all activities
in South America. The head of this subsidiary, Klaus Jell, provided AHEAD with an insight into the market.
TEXT: DR. SABINE KOB, CLAUDIA STADLER
PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK
IMPORTANT MARKET WITH A
PROMISING FUTURE
Brazil is more than samba and soccer: The South
American country is the most important market in
South America for the KraussMaffei Group.
Some 3.5 million vehicles per year make the host of the World Cup in
2014 the seventh-largest manufacturer of automobiles now, and by
2020 this number should rise to 4.5 million. The VW Golf has been the
best-selling vehicle for a long time, and the premium brands BMW
and Audi are also currently erecting plants where best-selling models like the Series 1 and 3 or the A3 will be developed in the future. For
injection molding and reaction technology applications from KraussMaffei, the focal point of sales is the automotive industry, but the requirements here often differ from those in Europe. While high-tech
solutions such as processing of carbon fibers can be marketed here
in Europe, the automotive sector in Brazil is extremely price-driven.
As the standard of living rises, however, standards are also growing,
for example, for the design of surfaces, and even more complex production plants will be required. Then the competitive edge of expertise
from the collaboration with OEMs and suppliers is of great benefit.
Opportunities for growth in the consumer goods
and medical industry
In addition to cars, which are classified as durable goods, the consumer sector in South America also offers many opportunities; foremost here are the beverage, packaging and medical industries. The
KraussMaffei Group has tried-and-tested
clean-room concepts of the KraussMaffei
and Netstal brands with high output quantities, for example, for blood-drawing tubes
and cannulas for injections. Future development is being ranked in the same way as the
high demand in China, where the production
location in Haiyan has opened its doors for
its own showroom. This is because the ever-more mobile lifestyle around the globe
coupled with higher purchasing power is leading to the demand for
packaging for water and carbonated soft drinks. In South America,
the market for filled and packaged beverages amounts to an estimated 160 billion liters – and market researchers predict annual growth
of four percent by 2016.
Constant demand from the construction industry
Activity in the field of extrusion is benefiting from the continuous population growth in Brazil, a country with 200 million inhabitants and a
growing need for infrastructure for building construction and underground construction. At the same time, the production of PVC pipes
for transporting drinking water or for drainage has a long tradition
there, and the KraussMaffei Berstorff brand is established among
all large pipe manufacturers. Of course, the country also poses challenges – such as pronounced bureaucracy, unequal education opportunities and infrastructure that needs improvement. Nevertheless,
Brazil is the most important market in South America for the KraussMaffei Group. Klaus Jell emphasizes, “We are glad that European and
American customers are settling here, which results in the level of
quality rising even more. We want to use the opportunities in growing
business units such as medical technology for the long term.”
KraussMaffei Berstorff
KraussMaffei Group
SECURING GROWTH
THREE STRONG BRANDS IN
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
The KraussMaffei Group reinforces sales and service worldwide. The customers in numerous
regions and countries benefit from more efficient access to the right contact persons and from
an extensive portfolio of solutions and services for the three brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei
Berstorff and Netstal. In recent months the multi-brand activity from a single source was accelerated in North and Central America.
TEXT: CLAUDIA STADLER
PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI
Paul Caprio, President of the KraussMaffei Group in the US/Canada:
A POSITIVE ASSESSMENT FROM THE
RESPONSIBLE MANAGING DIRECTORS:
Emilio Lopez, Managing Director of the
subsidiary in Mexico:
“Our customers in Mexico have
responded very positively to the
selection from a larger portfolio of electric and hydraulic injection molding machines of
the KraussMaffei and Netstal
brands. This also confirms that
the products of both brands
enjoy an excellent reputation. In addition, customers benefit from our immediate service and an excellent supply of automation solutions and innovative process technologies. The option of combining
the three processing technologies of injection molding, extrusion and reaction technology under a single roof is unique – and through this we provide significant added value in the market.”
→ READ MORE!
www.kraussmaffeigroup.mx
“With the cross-brand approach we have a 360-degree view of all the plastics and rubber processing
in North America. Consequently, we can combine
solutions from various segments in a unique way.
This creates added value for our customers from
a wide variety of industries. At our open house in
Florence this year we presented the whole process chain from the manufacturing of a granular
molding compound to production of an article. Our customers were
excited about the expertise packed in our three brands – expertise
that only the KraussMaffei Group offers in North America. The excellent customer response at the event and during the year in the
course of talking with customers has confirmed our path for us and
bolstered our success. We will also continue to actively collaborate
with our customers and help them remain at the top of their industry.”
→ READ MORE!
www.kraussmaffeigroup.us
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SWISS SYSTEM EXPERTISE FOR THE WORLD
NETSTAL MEANS SUPPORT FROM A TO Z
The path from a customerʼs idea for a product up to the complete production line is often shorter and
more efficient than one thinks – if the customer makes use of the expertise and experience of Netstal
as a general contractor and system integrator.
Netstal not only builds high-tech injection molding
machines, but also provides turnkey systems that
have all the system parts integrated. Their scope
extends from material processing and feeding, to
the injection molding process with subsequent quality inspection, all
the way to packaging of the finished product and the hall layout.
Thanks to the close cooperation of Netstal with the suppliers of
molds, automation or logistics, all elements are perfectly coordinated from the outset. The customer does not lose any time with either
rough or fine tuning of the system. To the extent necessary, all of that
is already done at Netstal. Before delivery, the entire line is set up in
Näfels, commissioned and released.
This is followed by function, quality and performance tests in real
operation, and finally by training of the customer at his or her plant.
But cooperation does not end with the delivery. Extensive after-sales
vices in the form of more training and service offers for process
services
mization and maintenance round out the complete package.
optimization
NEW CX SERIES FEATURES MANY OPTIMIZATIONS
THE SMALLEST IS NOW TOP OF THE
E CLASS
KraussMaffei has thoroughly updated the successful CX small machine
achine series.
A machine has emerged with a completely new performance profile.
file.
“We were able to technically implement all of our customer requirements:
10 percent less energy, 15 percent faster, 30 percent quieter, oil volume reduced by 20 percent – 25 percent greater efficiency means
100 percent added value for the customer!” Product Manager Götz
Scheibe outlines the innovative leap in progress made by the KraussMaffei engineers during the total revision of the CX series. The new
CX offers top values with regard to space requirements, ve locity,
and consumption in the small series of machines up to 1600 kN.
“Our objective was to take the already successful CX line and orient
it even more consistently to customer needs,” says Dr. Hans Ulrich
Golz, Managing Director and President of the Injection Molding Technology segment in the KraussMaffei Group. It was successful. Making the optimized parameters possible are innovations like the new
compact servo-sprue picker, new bar-pulling device and a newly
developed ejector coupling, which decreases space requirements
and enables the use of larger molds.
15 % faste
r
10 % less
energy
30 % quie
ter
20 % less
oil
25 % mor
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thanks to
APC
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KraussMaffei Berstorff
Imprint
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NEW OPENING IN HAIYAN, CHINA
IMPRINT
STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTION FACTORY
TEXT: ANGELA FANG
PHOTOS: KRAUSSMAFFEI GROUP
Publisher:
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Krauss-Maffei-Strasse 2
80997 Munich
Germany
Phone +49 89 8899-0
Fax +49 89 8899-2206
www.kraussmaffei.com
Responsible:
Imre Szerdahelyi (responsible for content
according to German media law)
Chief Editor: Anja Königshausen
Editorial team:
Michael Behling, Angela Fang, Dr. Sabine Kob,
Roman Laberer, Annemarie Pabst, Gerhard
Scheel, Claudia Stadler, Andreas Weseler, Dr.
Thomas Winkelmann
Photo credits:
iStockphoto, Shutterstock, Süddeutsches
Kunststoff-Zentrum, gruppeninternes
Bildmaterial
With rhythmic drumming and a “dragon and lion
dance,” the KraussMaffei Group celebrated the
official opening of its new production factory
in Haiyan as part of Chinaplas. In the future,
machines and systems of the three strong brands:
KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal
brands will be manufactured for customers in
China and Asia in this state-of-the-art plant with
high European standards of quality. More than 700
guests accepted the invitation and, along with a
spectacular Alps Festival, experienced the official
ribbon cutting, performed together by the management team of the KraussMaffei Group and the local
Chinese politicians.
Concept and design:
Kirchhoff Consult AG, Hamburg,
www.kirchhoff.de
Printing:
omb2 Print GmbH, Munich
The customer magazine is published twice a year
in German and English. The magazine may only be
reprinted with the written permission of the publisher.
TRADE SHOW CALENDAR OCTOBER 2014 – MARCH 2015
Fakuma, Friedrichshafen, Germany
14.10.2014 – 18.10.2014
IPF, Tokyo, Japan
28.10.2014 – 01.11.2014
KraussMaffei Group
KraussMaffei
Expoplast, Montreal, Canada
Composites Engineering Show NEC,
Birmingham, UK
19.11.2014 – 20.11.2014
KraussMaffei Group
11.11.2014 – 12.11.2014
KraussMaffei
Feipur, São Paulo, Brazil
11.11.2014 – 13.11.2014
KraussMaffei
Plastimagen, Mexico City, Mexico
18.11.2014 – 21.11.2014
KraussMaffei Group
Rubber Tech, Shanghai, China
03.12.2014 – 05.12.2014
KraussMaffei Berstorff
Arabplast, Dubai, VAE
10.01.2015 – 13.01.2015
KraussMaffei Group
Interplastica, Moscow, Russia
27.01.2015 – 30.01.2015
KraussMaffei Group
Plast India, Ahmedabad, India
05.02.2015 – 10.02.2015
KraussMaffei Group
Gulffood, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
08.02.2015 – 12.02.2014
Netstal
Tire Technology Expo, Cologne, Germany
10.02.2015 – 12.02.2015
KraussMaffei Berstorff
JEC Europe, Paris, France
10.03.2015 – 12.03.2015
KraussMaffei
NPE, Orlando, Florida, USA
23.03.2015 – 27.03.2015
KraussMaffei Group
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com
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from a single source
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