US-based Nordson introduced new EcoBead pattern generator, an inline device that lets packagers quickly replace longer adhesive beads with stronger, shorter, intermittent beads in regular operations.
The EcoBead module connects Nordson MiniBlue II adhesive applicators, through a Nordson Saturn SP solenoid valve and to the programmable logic control (PLC) of existing packaging machinery.
The device is compatible with existing 24-volt control architectures, variable-speed and constant-speed, continuous and indexed packaging machines.
The pattern generator’s rotary switches allow users to easily select from forty, individual, pre-programmed glue saving profiles, with an optional USB programming device an ability to store up to 20 additional, custom programs, to meet many packaging application, said the company.
Packagers, who have recently installed the new device, have reportedly achieved adhesive savings ranging from 30 to over 50% by maintaining bond strength.
The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, other materials, fluid management, testing, inspection, UV curing, surface plasma treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service.