The new Graco PCF Metering System ensures a precisely controlled, continuous flow of single-component materials, resulting in smooth, consistent beads, dots and spray patterns. The unit’s advanced pressure sensors and flowmeters take feedback from the fluid stream, adjusting the flow rate for even subtle changes in material temperatures, viscosities, dispense rates or robot speeds. Closed-loop technology and real-time adjustments allow the Graco PCF to deliver a highly precise, continuous dispense, saving on material waste and part re-work.
The PCF’s Advanced Display
Module provides easy setup, material monitoring and system diagnostics. Its
intuitive user interface simplifies setup, reducing start-up and training time.
The integrated USB interface allows users to download process data onto a flash
drive for further analysis, and allows for archival of valuable setup parameters.
The modular design of the
Graco PCF makes it easy to integrate into new or existing plants. The compact,
simple design is easily mounted into automation work cells. Its gateway module
supports standard fieldbus communications including DeviceNetTM,
PROFINETTMand Discrete, providing access to Graco
control system parameters for external data exchange, advanced monitoring, and
The Graco PCF offers flow
rates to 7,500 cc per minute with a high-resolution helical flowmeter, and up
to 37,500 cc per minute with a separate flowmeter.
With the ability to program
and control up to four guns, the Graco PCF Metering System handles a range of
materials at unlimited volumes, including ambient, warm-melt and hot-melt
materials to 400°F (204°C), and low- to high-viscosity materials. The PCF can
be used in industrial and automotive applications such as bead dispensing,
gasketing, seam sealing, hem flange, sound deadening, bonding, anti-flutter,
body panel reinforcement, profile wrapping, and cable filling.
For more information, visitwww.graco.com.
GRACO: Metering System (12/14/09)
December 14, 2009