Nordson will be featuring edgebanding dispense applicators that provide efficient handling of hot melt polyurethane (PUR) adhesives at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas.
“The EB 60 Flex edge banding applicator expands on the proven slot nozzle technology of Nordson’s EB 60 V adjustable slot applicator,” the company said in a statement. “This new applicator maximizes edge banding production efficiency with volume compensation that means even the first panel after a coating width change is saleable. EB 60 Flex applicators optimize material use and production efficiency saving manufacturers material cost and maintenance time while improving product quality.
“Volume compensation eliminates introduction of air or adhesive squeeze-out during coating width changes so accurate, consistent adhesive coating is applied. Adhesive volume is equalized inside the EB 60 Flex applicator so no purging is needed between width changes.
“These edgebanding applicators easily integrate with a wide variety of OEM systems and software. There are EB 60 Flex applicators for use with a variety of hot melt adhesives including ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyolefins and reactive polyurethane (PUR).
“A motorized version of the EB 60 Flex applicator automatically adjusts coating width using input from a touch-screen control panel. And, a hand wheel adjusts the nozzle width for the manual version. The applicator’s nozzle closing device covers the nozzle opening during production/machine stops, even overnight; this feature is particularly useful in keeping PURs from curing.”
For more, visit AWFS booth No. 7832 and www.nordsonadhesive.com.