Hot melt systems are an important investment that will increase the efficiency of your business. Like with any important investment, you want to protect it and get the most out of it. A consistent preventative maintenance program is the key to ensuring efficient productivity and increasing the life of the system.
As with any product used daily, normal wear and tear can cause reduced efficiency. Over time hot melt systems naturally see decreased bead accuracy and restricted adhesive flow. By checking the system and cleaning regularly, you are more likely to maximize productivity.
INCREASED MACHINE LIFE
The more comprehensive your maintenance plan, the longer your system will last. You will get the most for your money by responding immediately to slowed pump strokes, pneumatic gun misfires, and clogged nozzles.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
A rule of thumb is to replace any component $100 or less, instead of trying to troubleshoot the component and fix it. Studies continue to show that a company saves the most by focusing on troubleshooting and fixing the most costly equipment.
LIMIT DOWN TIME
Replace consumable parts on a regular schedule to avoid unplanned down time. Once a packaging line goes down the average cost/lost to a company is $10,000.00 per hour.
To help you, here are some standard maintenance tips to ensure you get the most out of your melter.
1. Clean and purge your hot melt unit every 500 hours and/or each time you change adhesives.
2. Check all fastenings and hose fittings to your machine and make sure they are secure and tight.
3. Clean attached components monthly.
For additional maintenance tips for your specific melter or other components, please call 1-800-848-5018 to speak with a technician or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.