Dispensing system reduces UV curing material waste

Integrating the eco-Pen precision volumetric dispensing system has reduced material use and cleaning costs at water and fuel pump manufacturer, Franklin Electric.

The US-based company wanted to optimise dispensing processes at its Czech production site, with the objective of reducing the waste of UV curing material during the application process. Dispensing equipment previously used had been inaccurate, creating unnecessary waste, high material costs and additional cleaning efforts.

After completing preliminary tests, the team at Franklin Electric selected the preeflow eco-Pen450 precision volumetric dispensing system.

The preeflow eco-PEN450, made by ViscoTec, and available in the UK and Ireland from preeflow’s sales partner Intertronics, provides repeatable, precise volumetric dispensing with consistent results every time. The new dispensing system reduced both material usage and cleaning costs that had been associated with large amounts of excess adhesive produced by the old dispensing system.

The progressive cavity pump now used has a reliable suck-back function which ensures cleanliness on the work-piece and also at the workplace, as well as precise dispensing. The integration of the new dispenser was very simple and the operators have found it easy to implement.

The preeflow eco-Pen450 system has made it possible to dispense without contamination. The result is considerably less cleaning effort and a quicker processing time, reports Franklin Electric.

The eco-Pen was fully integrated with the help of preeflow’s partners in Germany.

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