KraussMaffei brings together all-round expertise for foamed components
Production plants for the complete process chain of interior components from a single supplier

Efficient production can be achieved by coordinating and digitally connecting all process steps. For the post-mold processing of PUR interior components there are more than one new feature to be discovered.

Text Gerhard Konrad  Photos KraussMaffei

Milling, ultrasonic cutting and deflashing, as well as testing or flexible ultrasonic welding (depending on the selected equipment) in a compact post-mold processing plant: With this technological innovation, KraussMaffei is attracting curiosity for its K show performance. Extensive expertise in delivering complete, highly automated production systems for preparing, producing and post-processing of foamed multi-component PUR components will be focused. Note: For the first time, KraussMaffei will demonstrate the fully automatic deflashing of semi-rigid foam components with a robot-controlled, deflashing head developed in-house as well as an end-to-end system for process monitoring and data analysis.

MultiStar, the mobile robotic processing cell: post-processing with up to three operating tools

Process know-how, design expertise

Efficient production of premium quality foamed interior components can be achieved by coordinating and digitally connecting all process steps. In this case, KraussMaffei can offer the entire process chain from a single supplier. This chain includes skin spraying and precise scoring of the decorative film in the airbag area as well as activation of the substrate surface. For backfoaming of the decorative film, the technology leader offers a high-end portfolio of mixers and metering machines for PUR processing that meets all requirements. The substrates also come from an injection molding plantfrom KraussMaffei if required.

Innovation: Semi-hard and hard foams can be deflashed fully automatically

Another new feature is the fully automatic deflashing of semi-rigid foam components. The newly developed technology with a deflashing tool and innovative design increases efficiency, while stable process control ensures consistent high post-mold processing quality. Thanks to the selective removal of foam flash, the foam body is undamaged. The technology is not only suitable for deflashing foam components, but can also be used in other areas of plastics processing, such as plastic injection molding or certain composite applications.

Semi-hard and hard foams can be deflashed fully automatically

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Udo Hafer
udo.hafer@kraussmaffei.com

Udo Hafer is Head of the development of post-processing systems