New-Age Hot Melt Machinery Built On Demand

Date: 17 October 2007
Source: Thermoseal Group
The superior new range of hot melt machines from TGE (part of Thermoseal Group Limited), is part of a succession of glass equipment currently being built to a new specification set out by sealed unit manufacturers - both smaller manufacturers and some of the glass and glazing Industry’s leaders.

Thermoseal Group’s 30-plus years of expertise in building machinery, combined with feedback from its world-wide customer base means that it is now set to be one of the Industry’s leading glass machinery manufacturer. The new hot melt machines are testament to that. Key features of all new TGE Hot Melt Extruders include:

• A quick start-up – the MK3 can be ready to seal in as little as 45 minutes!

• Programmable control panel to set and monitor settings, including:

o A pre-start programmable timer to ensure that the machine is always ready for production.

o A temperature and speed visual status to help the user to continually monitor the system condition.

o An under and over-temperature warning system with visual and audio alarms to prevent misuse.

• A Superior heated hose with a variety of design functions to make it more robust and more comfortable for the operator.

TGE MK3, MK4, MK6 and MK7 Hot Melt Extruders have been designed with all levels of sealed unit production in mind. The MK3 is suitable for lower levels of sealed unit production (approximately 190 glass sealed units per day). The MK7 is the fastest and largest machine and is suitable for the production of approximately 120 average sized multi-cavity glass sealed units per hour.

Mark Hickox, Sales Director at Thermoseal Group, says: “Our hot melt extruders have long-been the best in the industry, but we believe as the glass and glazing industry’s leading supplier of machinery and consumables that we have a commitment to our customers to continue to offer the best value on the market.

“It was for this reason that when thinking about how we could improve our range, we decided to ask the people that use the machines on a day-to-day basis.

“We selected a representative range of customers to visit and sent an exploratory survey to a wider group of our customers currently using hot melt extruders. The results were really positive and generated an invaluable wish-list of features for our new hot melt range.

“We are proud to say that the most popular of all requests was to make our machines more energy efficient. This shows that as an industry, we are taking our responsibility towards the environment seriously. Of course, saving money is also a big plus too!

“Our solution to this was to build an automatic tuning Proportional Integral Derivative, or PID controller into each machine. This sophisticated component means that when our hot melt machines reach optimum temperature, the heaters pulse using as low as 1% of their power in order to maintain temperature. Hence, the machine uses its own in-built intelligence to operate at minimal power which saves you money and helps you do your bit for the environment.

“The wish-list also included a variety of other features to make the machines more comfortable for the operator, as well as enhancing the speed of extrusion and making them more robust.

“We built all of these features into our new machines to make the best value and most advanced machines on the market.”

For a Hot Melt Extruder information leaflet and full specification information, or for further information on the broad range of insulated glass machinery and consumables available from Thermoseal Group, call 0121 331 3950 or visit thermosealgroup.com.

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