The new RimStar Smart for professional polyurethane processing
New mixing and metering machine with smallest footprint

The new RimStar Smart mixing and metering machine with the smallest footprint in its segment made its debut at the HEY!TALK event online in front of international PUR professionals. The smart KraussMaffei solution for professional polyurethane processing impresses with a metering machine footprint of just 4.8m², a new operating concept with a mobile control panel, intuitive user interface and additional touch panel on the mixing head, and options such as a freely positionable mixhead boom.

Text Gerhard Konrad  Photos KraussMaffei

Market requirements setting the standard

Flexibility and efficiency are critical nowadays for the success of a company in the PUR processing industry. The demand from traditional customer industries, such as the automotive industry, is in decline. Increasing customization in the consumers' world calls for the production of smaller quantities "on demand". At the same time, cost pressure is increasing. Therefore, a mixing and metering machine must be, above all, cost-effective and equipped for the real-life requirements, with a stronger focus on what is necessary and a clear delineation of what is optional.

Saves space and costs:
Saves space and costs:
Footprint of the dosing machine only 4.8m².

Premiere online at HEY!TALK

KraussMaffei's answer to these changes in the market is the RimStar Smart. The series has now been presented to PUR processors in a completely revised form. And because online events offer many benefits for visitors, the HEY!TALK "RimStar Smart and more" was also the premiere for this new KraussMaffei channel for addressing customers.

Smallest footprint and practical technology

As the entry-level model in the tried-and-tested RimStar family of mixing and metering machines, the new RimStar Smart is equipped for practical use, is cost-effective, and can be optimally configured with options to meet specific requirements. This makes it the ideal machine for both high-volume and low-volume production with little automation or for manual foaming processes. Good standardization creates the conditions for a delivery time of eight weeks or more, which helps our customer to seize market opportunities at short notice.

Intuitive handling
Intuitive handling
on the 12" glass touch display: fast access bars save time.
Operating panel at the mixing head,
Operating panel at the mixing head,
shot time countdown as an option.

Compact, flexible, user-friendly

At a footprint of only 4.8m², the RimStar Smart fits in any gap. The mobile HMI with castors, equipped with a 12'' glass touch display from the latest generation, provides for flexible operation. Convenience and process control are both given a boost thanks to the state-of-the-art and intuitive user interface and the new mixing head panel with an additional 4'' color touchscreen display and shot time countdown. The optional mixhead boom can swivel and features an adjustable length. It can also be positioned either in front of the machine or to the side. This creates more flexibility in the design of the layout. A selection of proven, premium quality mixing heads, various sizes of daily tanks and pumps and a well-conceived list of equipment options open the door for application in different production environments. 

A selection of proven, high-quality mixing heads, various day tank and pump sizes and a well thought-out list of equipment options create scope for use in different production environments.

The optional extension arm
The optional extension arm
can be positioned according to the process.

Future proof investment

The RimStar Smart is ready for digital production environments. The user interface has an intuitive design, the menu pages show the most important parameters at a glance, and the configurable DeepL access bar makes daily work more effective. If required, a "Smart" interface links system technology and automation. The optional ClosedLoop control of the output quantity ensures high part quality. An additional RFID interface for tool recognition makes work particularly efficient. And KraussMaffei's SmartAssist system provides fast, expert assistance for service, either online or on site. 

Holistic consulting right from the start

Kraussmaffei sees customer orientation as a 360° package. "We provide you with comprehensive advice. From the initial idea to specially tailored service solutions," explains Philipp Zimmermann, Director Expert Sales RPM and Automation. KraussMaffei has decades of experience as a premium supplier of reaction processing, injection moulding, extrusion and automation technology for the plastics processing industry.

Learn more:

Daniela Horvat, Produkt Owner RPM Portfolio
Daniela.Horvat@KraussMaffei.com