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                                                              Date: 28/08/2012
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       Polysecure and Arburg collaborate once again at       Words: 513

        the Motek 2012 in Stuttgart
                                                              ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
       Polysecure marker system integrated in                Press office
                                                              Susanne Palm
                                                              Postfach 1109
        demonstration parts made by Arburg                    72286 Lossburg, Germany
                                                              Tel.: +49 (0) 7446 33-3463
       Marker serves to quickly differentiate between        Fax: +49 (0) 7446 33-3413
                                                              presse_service@arburg.com
        genuine and counterfeit parts
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    Lossburg. Just how important the counterfeit-proof        at http://www.arburg.com/
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    marking of genuine parts has become for German
    industry today is evidenced by a figure published by
    the VDMA: Lost sales through product piracy amount
    to some 6.4 billion euros annually in the German
    machine and plant construction industry alone.
    Today, every eleventh company affected by
    counterfeit products belongs to the plastics and
    rubber processing machine segment. Just how
    effective a practical marker system can be in the fight
    against product piracy will be demonstrated by
    Polysecure at the Motek in Stuttgart from 8 to 11
    October using plastic demonstration parts produced
    by Arburg.


    Since the K 2010, Arburg has been collaborating with
    Polysecure and other companies within the context of a
product protection initiative of the VDMA's Association for
Plastics and Rubber Machinery.
With the optical and ceramic markers from Polysecure, it
is now possible for the first time to reliably identify
moulded parts as genuine supplier products as well as
detecting forgeries that appear identical at first glance.
The plastic material is labelled using a minute quantity of a
chemical marker for this purpose. This material is heat-
resistant up to 2,000°C, does not affect the material
properties and is completely non-toxic as well as insoluble.
The markers can be provided with a code containing, for
example, information on the year of manufacture or batch
number. This encoded information can then be read non-
destructively using an x-ray fluorescence spectroscope.
The material marker from Polysecure offers decisive
advantages, for example in the case of property or
personal damage claims regarding products which may
not actually stem from the injection moulding company’s
production.


Differentiating genuine and counterfeit parts –
demonstration at the Motek trade fair
Together with WMV-Robotics, Polysecure will
demonstrate its marker technologies and the associated
detection methods live at the Motek. Because the marker
powder from Polysecure can be mixed with numerous
materials, this is also possible without problems in
thermoplastics.
As demonstration parts for the Motek configuration, Arburg
will provide shopping cart chips made from marked and
unmarked plastic. At the joint Polysecure and WMV-
Robotics exhibition stand in Hall 7, No. 7110, Polysecure’s
Brandproof® robot will impressively demonstrate error-free
sorting of the chips at high speed using the marker


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technology: genuine parts to the right, counterfeit ones to
the left!


Probably the first authentication robot world-wide
With this authentication robot, which is a world first,
detection of and differentiation between the genuine and
fake parts becomes significantly easier. With an error rate
of virtually zero, it is not only possible to reliably detect
unmarked parts, but also parts with incorrect markers. The
six-axis robot with pneumatic suction cups transfers the
parts from a storage system to an optical detector, which
recognises the marker in the part through its characteristic
fluorescence. The authentic parts are then moved to a
receiving container and the counterfeit parts separated
out. The cycle time is between one and four seconds per
moulded part. This solution is ideally suited for quality
assurance applications in high-volume production for the
purpose of product verification during the logistics process
(delivery and distribution) prior to installation.




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Images


POLYSECURE_33196-01-Brandproof.jpg




With the world’s first authentication robot, the Brandproof®
from Polysecure, detecting and differentiating between
genuine and fake parts can be automated. Not only parts
without markers, but those with incorrect ones are reliably
detected.
                                         Photo: Polysecure




ARBURG_31492-01-Chip.jpg




Arburg will provide shopping cart chips made from marked
and unmarked plastic as demonstration parts.
                                          Photo: ARBURG




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About Arburg
Arburg, a German machine construction company, is one of the leading global
manufacturers of injection moulding machines for plastics processing with clamping
forces between 125 kN and 5,000 kN. Fields of application include the production of
plastic parts for the automotive industry, communications and consumer electronics,
medical technology, domestic appliances and packaging. The product range is
completed by robotic systems, complex projects and other peripherals. Arburg's
operations are coordinated by an integrated management system and are DIN EN ISO
9001 and 14001 certified. Arburg is represented by its own organisations in 24 countries
at 32 locations and by trading partners in more than 50 countries. However, production
takes place exclusively in the parent factory in Lossburg (Germany) – with the mark of
quality "made by Arburg – made in Germany". From a total of more than 2,150 Arburg
employees, around 1,800 work in Germany. About 350 further employees work in
Arburg’s organisations around the world.
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com




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