Arburg’s 100th machine at Berker

100th-Arburg-machine at Berker

The Berker brand, which belongs to the German Hager Group, and stands for switch series and building technology systems, has recently taken delivery of Germany-based injection moulding machine maker Arburg’s Allrounder, rounding it up to the latter’s 100th machine delivery to Berker.

The plastic components have now been produced for the last 40 years by Berker using machines from Arburg.

"With our 100th Arburg machine, we are entering new dimensions. It is the first three-component Allrounder and also the first in machine size 630S with 2,500 kN of clamping force", said Head of Production Sebastian Walther.

The Allrounder 630S is equipped with a Multilift robotic system and is integrated in a sophisticated turnkey system.

"We will use this production cell for the fully automated production of a new switch series,” explains Walther, adding that the company has developed a completely new production concept together with Arburg.

“Now we have an efficient turnkey solution that fully meets our high demands – thanks to the close cooperation with Arburg experts from the areas of application technology, turnkey systems and sales."

Ralf Müller, Head of Technology & Key Account Management, added: "Since the purchase of the first Allrounder in 1978, there has hardly been a year in which Berker did not buy a machine from us. Their machine fleet now comprises hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounders, as well as vertical machines. From 2003, the Multilift robotic systems and in 2008 the Arburg host computer system (ALS) were added."

The beginnings of Berker go back to 1919, when the "Special factory for electrical installation apparatus" of brothers Robert and Hugo Berker in Schalksmühle, Sauerland produced the first rotary switches. Since 2010, Berker has been part of the Hager Group, a provider of solutions and services for electro-technical installations in domestic, industrial and business property.

The globally active company has 11,400 employees and achieved a turnover of EUR1.9 billion (2017). The components and solutions are produced at 23 locations around the world and sold to customers in more than 120 countries.


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