Pinpoint accuracy in adhesive application 21 May 2024

Dymax, a leading manufacturer of light-curing materials and equipment, has added the RotoSpense 360 Workstation, a new adhesive application system, to its dispensing equipment line.

The RotoSpense 360’s design allows for one-handed dispensing of annular adhesive rings to the tip of cylindrical substrates. The workstation vastly improves the bonding process of plastic tubing and connectors by allowing precise adhesive placement onto component ends repeatedly and accurately, removing the need to rely on an adhesive’s viscosity. Such a capability is critical where the exact amount of material is required to correctly fill tubing bond joints without causing overflow, gaps, or voids and reduces scrap from failed bonds and wasted adhesive.

The unit features a fully integrated PLC/HMI (Programmable Logic Controller/Human-Machine Interface) enabling complete user control of the system mechanics and part count tracking. Dispensing valves in the workstation are controlled pneumatically and adjusted from the primary air supply regulator. The settings menu on the HMI offers complete operation of the valve rotational speed, dispense time delay, and door open delay. Material flow is further adjusted using the micrometre adjustment located on the top of the valve.

Touch-free operation allows for easy collaboration with cobots and automated feeding. Also, the range of viscosities and tube sizes accommodated using the RotoSpense 360 allows users to vary their operations as needed.

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