Consulting & Analysis
We offer the best adhesive services in the industry. We use our expertise to select the perfect product for your specific application. Our team will help you optimize your project for cost, efficiency, consistency, and repeatability. No matter what phase of the project you are in we are here to help!
Slowdowns in manufacturing are usually caused by either the product or the machinery. Some adhesives do not do well with machines, so orifices become blocked and need to be cleaned, pausing the production line. If the adhesive isn’t working as well or as quickly as it should, there could be an increase of costs due to slower production or rework. With our help, we’ll optimize the application equipment and process for improved line efficiencies and reduce downtime. Once we have optimized an application, we assist in monitoring the process to ensure you have maximum efficiency. We consider the cost per thousand pieces manufactured and how much adhesive is used. Then, we check each quarter again to ensure the process is running smoothly and there isn’t too much or little adhesive. We can also help you in the assembling of new products by studying your current process and results. Then we compare options to see if there is another technology or method that would serve you better. In this way, we’ll ensure you are using the best solutions and adhesives for the job.
For assembly solutions, adhesive bonding offers a range of benefits, including being more efficient, effective, and reliable than bolts or other assembly methods. Our expertise in both manufacturing and equipment makes us uniquely skilled in creating the optimal setup. To get started on your next adhesives project, contact us today and one of our team members will gather more information.
Nordson ATS Data Analyzer
BC Adhesives has created its own ATS Data Analyzer software that is compatible with Nordson equipment that has the ATS tracker attachment or has the ProBlue Liberty machine that already has the tracker installed. How it works is, the heated grid in the tankless reservoir melts the adhesive as solid pellets are fed gradually from the adhesive storage container. Once the adhesive melts in the reservoir it flows through the manifold into the integrated flow meter for direct flow measurement. The molten adhesive then flows around the gears of the meter causing them to rotate. The inductive pick-ups send pulses back to the controller, which calculates per-product adhesive add-on weight. Once it has exited the flow meter the adhesive continues through the manifold into the hose. As the applicator dispenses, the integrated gears allow real-time tracking of adhesive volume on the control box. If the adhesive volume goes outside the settable limits, the system can be configured to send a signal based on custom specifications. Usually, an increase in pressure means you are dispensing too much adhesive. If the system registers the volume and it’s outside of the allowed alarm limits, the line stops and the light tower illuminates. A nozzle clog or failed solenoid would cause the system to notice a drop in adhesive volume. The line stops, preventing wasted product and potential pop-opens.
BC Adhesives Simplified Data Analyzer
BC Adhesives has created its own Nordson ATS Data Analyzer. We have the capability to to come in and pull the data off of the systems with our software to give you 24 hours, bi-weekly, or quarterly reports. Normally our customers have us run quarterly reports for them to monitor their efficiency. Our software shows a more simplified graph that lets you know if you are over applying or under applying adhesives. This system shows you if you’re spending too much money on adhesive, and need to scale back, or if you’re not using enough of it. You don’t want to over or under apply adhesive because too little adhesive is just as bad as too much adhesive. A box can pop open even if it has too much adhesive applied. Our software gives you the ability to see how your adhesive equipment and adhesive is performing. Our team can also install this on your internal teams computers, so they can monitor the usage as well if they want to look at it more often. Our software provides a more simplified graph that showcases the range your average grams per piece should fall under in real time. No more, do you have to scroll through endless spreadsheets to analyze this information. We have made it simple, quick and easy for anyone to see what’s working and what needs to be adjusted with their adhesive output. If you’re looking to add this service to your existing Nordson systems please contact us today!
The Best Adhesive Equipment For Testing
At BC we pride ourselves on servicing all of our customers’ needs. Not just with adhesive, but with equipment if your facility is ever in a jam, or your equipment isn’t functioning properly. If you’re ever in a jam and need to borrow our equipment or even use it for demonstrations please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.Inquire Now
Nordson 3000 Vista Melter 240volt 2 hose/gun capability with heated hose and SolidBlue SureBead applicator. We also have the extrusion hand applicator.
Graco InvisiPac Melter 240volt 2 hose/gun with heated hose and automated extrusion applicator. Inquire Now
Nordson 120 volt Spectra 30 distance based ( with encoder ) or timer option Adhesive Pattern Controller ( qty.2 ). Inquire Now
Buhnen Hot Melt Thermoplastic hand applicator with digital temperature and pressure control. Works great with high viscosity adhesives. Inquire Now
Demo / Emergency shipping container. Melter, hose, gun, and a case of adhesive can all fit inside. Inquire Now
Buhnen Hot Melt Swirl Spray low or high viscosity hand applicator with digital temperature and pressure control. Inquire Now
The Best Adhesive Technical Services
To ensure the Best Adhesive Services to our customers’ continued satisfaction, we also offer preventative maintenance on equipment. We have in-house technicians who consult over the phone or in person. As long as the customer is using our products, we do not charge for consulting work on equipment, saving you the added cost of bringing an equipment manufacturer in.
We are certified in a number of different product lines, including:
Nordson HotMelt Tank Melters / Hoses / Applicators
Nordson HotMelt Drum and Pail unloaders
Nordson Cold Glue Piston and Diaphragm systems
Nordson Pattern control and Runup control
Nordson ATS (Adhesive Tracking System) integration and data collection
BC Adhesives employs a number of ex’ Nordson technicians who are well versed in all hot melt and cold glue dispensing equipment.
With our level of expertise, BC Adhesives is often used as a third party to compare manufacture equipment quotes. All this comes together to help our customers at every stage of applications. We are available for equipment consulting and installation, troubleshooting repairs, application optimization, adhesive stitching, and glue reduction techniques.
The Best Adhesive Services For Quality Assurance & Testing
The Best Adhesive Services include our lab, which tests a wide range of variables and then creates a report with all the relevant information, such as:
Rate of Set
Environmental Chamber Humidity
Page Pull strength
We provide recommended solution samples of the substrates to bond the end product. We bond nearly anything, given the raw materials. To find the best possible solution for your project, we utilize our ability to choose different chemistries from multiple suppliers. Contact us today for more information about our services.