Rapid change has become the norm in today’s marketplace. With it comes even greater pressure for new technologies to accommodate manufacturing needs to fulfill the consumer demand now and in the future. Industries like marine, transportation and aerospace have been turning to adhesives as an integral tool while manufacturing their products. Adhesives allow these industries to utilize new technologies necessary for the most modern consumer products. Whether manufacturers are looking to lightweight vehicles or provide stronger bonds between two composite substrates, adhesives can take the place of traditional manufacturing methods.
Identifying the proper adhesive processing equipment for a job can seem daunting. The first step is to determine the appropriate material(s) for the task at hand. Things to consider when choosing a material: Are you working with a single component or multiple component material? Does the material require heat? What is the cure time and material strength? The answers will help determine the precise system specifications.
The right processing system can be the difference between a part made correctly and a costly error. Once you have selected a material, it’s important to discuss the intended material with your supplier before purchase. For example, a polyurethane material may not have the strength of epoxy but could be sufficient for the bond. The material selected also has an affect on output. A low-flow, high-volume machine is vastly different from a high-flow, low-volume machine. The first is intended for accurate dispensing over a long period of time and the other is for a short burst dispensing a large amount of material.
Quantity is another important consideration for equipment purchase. Processing in small quantities can be easy to maintain and help dispense in difficult to reach areas. However, it may also result in lost economic efficiencies afforded by bulk processing. Knowing how much material is needed for each job will help determine which equipment needs to be purchased. MVP offers both bulk material dispensing equipment and a cartridge filling station that will provide manufacturers the freedom of choice. Customers can purchase bulk materials no matter which MVP equipment they select, and realize the benefit of the material cost savings. Whether bulk dispensing is necessary or cartridges are being used in hard to reach areas, the equipment will meet each manufacturer’s needs.
Lastly, find a system that is user friendly and easy to operate. Simplified control panels for streamlined use and maintenance will keep you on track, and with fully trained experts at your fingertips, reaching your production goals just became more simple.
Written by Hannah Jay on behalf of MVP
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