Germany-based Berker, a Hager Group company specialised in the manufacture of switch series and building technology systems, has taken delivery of its one hundredth Arburg machine. It is the company’s first three-component Allrounder and also the first in machine size 630 S with 2,500 kN of clamping force.
The Allrounder 630 S is equipped with a Multilift robotic system and is integrated into a sophisticated turnkey system. The new production cell had been designed for the fully automated production of a new switch series, said Berker’s head of production, Sebastian Walther.
"We only came to Lossburg armed with the mould drawing and, on the basis of that, developed a completely new production concept together with Arburg. Now we have an efficient turnkey solution that fully meets our high demands.”
At the ceremonial handover of the anniversary machine in Lossburg, Ralf Müller, Head of Technology & Key Account Management, noted that “since the purchase of the first Allrounder in 1978, there has hardly been a year in which Berker did not buy a machine…. Their machine fleet now comprises hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounders, as well as vertical machines.” The company has also installed Multilift robotic systems and has worked with the Arburg host computer system (ALS) since 2008.