Integrated Dispensing System's SeeFlo® 494 is
a bead dispensing system designed to meet industry's highest performance
standards for structural bonding applications.
Vertex Communications in Texas, USA uses the
SeeFlo® 494 to dispense a Lord
Corporation structural epoxy adhesive. It is used to bond the 'skin' onto the
superstructure of a communications satellite dish. This Lord Corporation
material requires all wetted parts on the dispensing machine to be manufactured
of stainless steel.
The cart mounted
494 system was supplied with 2 off stainless steel 5 gallon pumps to
deliver the two component material into the SeeFlo® 494 metering cylinders from the drum.
To enable easy access to all parts of the satellite assembly, the portable
Vertex dispense system included a boom assembly, 30' dispense hose set and hand
held dispense gun utilising disposable motionless mixers.
SeeFloŽ 494 meter/mix system dispenses precisely sized beads of high
viscosity two component adhesives or sealants onto typical structural materials
such as galvanised sheet metal, fibreglass reinforced plastic, or sheet moulded
compound. Materials dispensed include: epoxy, polysulphide, polyurethane,
silicone, and acrylic. Designed for use in high volume, manual and automated
applications which typically involve robots, the SeeFlo® 494's wear resistant components are
ideal for use with filled, highly abrasive materials.
SeeFlo® 494 incorporates long life,
easy-to-service components within a positive displacement metering rod design.
With its reliable AirDraulic flow control system and PLC line interface, the
machine may be integrated into a fully automated robot work cell or run as a
The single-acting meter system is available for
ratios from 1:1 through 10:1 parts by volume. Maximum shot size (total volume
dispensed per shot) for a 1:1 ratio material is up to 154 cm3. The volumetric
ratio of the material will affect the maximum shot size.