Adhesives Magazine

H.B. FULLER CO.: Bulk-Feed Adhesive System

October 8, 2012

This company recently announced two options for its Liquamelt® adhesive system: a bulk-feed option that can eliminate the need for on-floor staff to refill the adhesive reservoir and a gateway I/O option that reportedly allows the system’s operation to be monitored by the packaging machine control system.

The bulk-feed capability is reportedly accomplished by the delivery of Liquamelt adhesive in a large container that is replaced when emptied. Typically, hot-melt adhesive is dispensed from the hot tank of a conventional system or from a reservoir close to the hot-melt system. The bulk delivery option can allow containers to be located remotely and the adhesive to be transferred from the sealed containers to the packaging machines through common non-heated fluid hoses.

The gateway I/O option reportedly enables external communication and provides machine health status. It can allow monitoring of the adhesive system by the OEM equipment and ensure efficient and reliable line operation.

For additional information, visit www.hbfuller.com.