Beyond the Bottle – How LOCTITE® Equipment Solutions are Transforming Pump Manufacturing

While industrial pump technology keeps moving forward, the fundamental goals for design engineers, plant managers, and production engineers involved in pump manufacturing stay fundamentally the same. They are to deliver production processes that:

  • maximize reliability and control quality,
  • minimize costs and waste, and
  • optimize cycle times to deliver the largest number of quality units in the shortest time.

Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing processes enable step improvements in pump manufacturing, leveraging the power of automation, advanced data analytics and other technologies to transform the pump production process.

This article considers the benefits of automated and semi-automated applicator technology, and how LOCTITE® equipment solutions can help pump producers achieve their advanced manufacturing goals.

LOCTITE® Has the Adhesives – Did You Know We Have the Equipment Too?

LOCTITE® sealants and adhesives may traditionally be more associated with the manual process of squeezing product from a bottle or applicator gun, yet LOCTITE® offers a range of application equipment with the capability to deliver the intelligent control, consistency, short cycle times and cost efficiency that modern pump production lines demand.

LOCTITE® equipment solutions are in use around the world, helping a wide range of industries increase consistency and efficiency and reduce cycle times and waste.

Benefits of Automated Adhesive Dispensing

Automated or semi-automated application of adhesives, sealants and coatings enables more effective management of the pump manufacturing process and provides a consistent baseline for improvement.

The benefits of using automated or semi-automated processes include:

  • Applying the exact amount of product in precisely the right place every time
  • Minimizing waste
  • Reducing cycle times
  • Assuring consistent quality
  • Reducing the challenge of having to attract and retain skilled operators
  • Providing automated management of the process
  • Capturing real-time performance data to drive continual process improvement

LOCTITE®’s top of the line Dual-Channel Controller is a versatile, multi-function controller that can actuate one or two dispensing valves as well as appropriate peripherals, such as an advancing slide, rotorspray, an in-line flow monitor or a reservoir. The controller digitally measures and precisely regulates reservoir pressure. The controller can be integrated into fully automated assembly line operations by means of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) interface.

LOCTITE® Equipment Solutions Go Far Beyond the Bottle

LOCTITE® has been designing, building and integrating market leading, high quality equipment system solutions for over 30 years. From simple solutions for precise drop placement and accurate volume control, through to advanced application robots, LOCTITE® is a 360° total solution provider in manufacturing.

LOCTITE® equipment is capable of dispensing a wide variety of adhesives, sealants and other industrial fluids: acrylics, anaerobics, cyanoacrylates, epoxies, hotmelts, greases, and solvents to name a few.

As a total solution provider, LOCTITE® offers a complete equipment line, comprehensive testing, and global on-site engineering support to assist with consultation, repairs, joint product development and custom design to meet our customers' needs.

LOCTITE® equipment solutions offer the potential to integrate with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) functionality, to realize the value of Industry 4.0. 

LOCTITE® Ready to Go Automation Solutions for Adhesives

Vibration and wear stresses shorten pump life and reduce maintenance and repair intervals. LOCTITE® Adhesive Solutions perform a vital role in reducing these impacts.

LOCTITE® offers a broad range of ready to go automated dispensing solutions that enable adhesives to be delivered into the assembly process accurately, consistently and flexibly.

LOCTITE® controllers and reservoirs are designed to integrate quickly and easily to deliver cost- effective, accurate, controllable and consistent dispensing. They can be flexibly combined with our range of dispense valves, cartridge solutions and syringes to meet the specific needs of a wide variety of manufacturing configurations.

What Next?

To discover more about LOCTITE®’s 360° total solutions for automated adhesive application, and how they can help your business, reach out to me on LinkedIn or visit us at LOCTITE Equipment.

About the Author

Dean Talbott

Dean Talbott is the Business Development Manager for Fluid Management, Elevator and Work Truck & Trailer markets at Henkel. He supports the key customers within these markets with a focus on design centers, R&D and Engineering departments. He also engages with other Henkel BDMs globally at key global accounts. Dean has over 30 years in sales, account management, and business development for industrial manufacturing. Dean has a bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Management.

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