Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) will introduce to the North American woodworking market the EB 60 Flex slot applicator at IWF 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, 20-23 August 2014. The EB 60 Flex applicator expands on the proven slot nozzle technology of Nordson’s EB 60 V adjustable slot applicator. This new applicator maximizes edge banding production efficiency with volume compensation that means even the first panel after a coating width change is saleable. EB 60 Flex applicators optimize material use and production efficiency saving manufacturers material cost and maintenance time while improving product quality.
Volume compensation eliminates introduction of air or adhesive squeeze-out during coating width changes so accurate, consistent adhesive coating is applied. Adhesive volume is equalized inside the EB 60 Flex applicator so no purging is needed between width changes.
These edge banding applicators easily integrate with a wide variety of OEM systems and software. There are EB 60 Flex applicators for use with a variety of hot melt adhesives including ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyolefins and reactive polyurethane (PUR). And, in addition to applying to the panel edge, there is an EB 60 Flex applicator for soft forming.
A motorized version automatically adjusts coating width using input from a touch-screen control panel. A hand wheel adjusts the nozzle width for the manual version. A nozzle closing device covers the nozzle opening during production/machine stops, particularly useful in keeping PURs from curing.
Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com, , or .