Graco Hydraulic Fixed Ratio Metering System Delivers Increased Throughput for Dispense of Sealants and Adhesives
Precision dispensing reduces material waste and rework in adhesive and sealant dispense
Minneapolis, MN – Graco (NYSE:GGG), a world leader in fluid handling products and systems, announces that its Hydraulic Fixed Ratio (HFR™) Metering System improves throughput and significantly reduces waste and rework in adhesive and sealant dispense applications. With accurate, on-ratio dispensing and consistent material flow, the Graco HFR systems deliver advanced dispensing technology for a range of industries, including insulated glass, medical technology, transportation, and composites.
The Graco HFR™ Metering System is a meter, mix and dispense system that is capable of processing multiple sealant and adhesive materials. The metering system consistently achieves accurate ratios and volumes; additionally, as the system dispenses material, it automatically fine-tunes and adjusts material flows and pressures to achieve a consistent bead. As a result, users waste less material, reducing rework time and material costs.
The system’s horizontal pumps can be rebuilt directly at customers’ facilities, eliminating costly rebuilds and the need for backup pumps. As a result, the system offers less downtime, reduced maintenance costs, and a smaller parts inventory than competing systems, leading to a lower total cost of ownership.
The system features intuitive, easy-to-use controls that allow users to program up to 100 different shot sizes and easily configure temperature control. In addition, the system gives users immediate access to data about material usage, pump cycles, and errors. The system’s USB drive allows users to download process data and error logs for further analysis, contributing to increased efficiency and therefore throughput.
With the Graco HFR Metering system, material dispensing reaches a new level of precision due to proprietary algorithms and adaptive technology. The system is capable of producing either a constant pressure material output or a constant flow rate material output.