Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Glue Modules for Nordson Applicators

Looking for an inexpensive alternative for Nordson glue modules?  
For $85, you can purchase a rebuilt Nordson (Nordson No. 1048115) module.  

We can send you rebuilt ones for your old ones, or rebuild yours.  
We provide a warranty on the rebuilt Nordson modules.  

Let me know if you have questions regarding the different types of modules.

Angela Wagley

Friday, April 26, 2013

Rebuilt Nordson Melters

Looking to replace an old Nordson glue melter? 
Have it rebuilt instead and extend the life of your hot melt equipment.  
This will prevent you from spending capital monies.  

We strip the units down to the bare parts and bake off the char, recoat the tank with non-stick surface, new insulation, new RTD or Thermostat, repaint, rebuild the pump and give you a warranty.

We rebuild Nordson Series Melters:

Model IV/V 

We rebuild Slautterback Series:


Need specific base price for your unit, please let me know.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rebuilt Nordson Glue Modules

Do you have old, used Nordson Modules (1048115) lying around?  
For $85, we can rebuild your old Nordson modules and provide a warranty.
Why pay for new when you can extend the life of your old modules?

Need more info, please let me know.
Angela Wagley

Friday, April 19, 2013

Motorcycle Events for this Weekend

Are you looking for a good motorcycle event for this weekend?  
Spring is here for most of us and it is time to get out on those scooters and ride in the wind.

Make sure your bike is ready.

  • Check your oil
  • Check your air pressure in tires - very important!!!!
  • If the bike hasn't been out for awhile, take it out on a short trip to test everything before heading out on a weekend trip
  • Make sure your tag is updated and you have your insurance information.
  • Check your signal lights and headlight(s).
  • Don't forget the important tail and brake light(s)!!!  You don't want anyone running up your tailpipe!
  • Verify you have everything you need in your tool kit.
Top off the gas tank and have fun!

Ride safe!

Angela Wagley

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Heated Glue Hoses - Manufactured for Nordson, Slautterback, HMT, Melton & ITW Melters

Looking for long lasting, high performance glue hoses?  
Need a special hose for a special application?  

Since we manufacture hoses, we have the expertise to assist you with your needs.  You can avoid the middle man and buy direct, saving you hundreds of dollars.

We manufacture reliable heated glue hoses that fit Nordson, Slautterback, HMT, Melton and ITW glue melters.  

Styles:  Washdown, Bulk Melter, High Flex, Handgun, 115V to 240V, RTD & Thermostat Controlled, Foam Melter, Heated Spray, Corrugated, and many more.

Contact us for your specific needs......www.keystoneparts.com

Spray Hose for ITW

Hose for Nordson Model IV/V Melter

Std. Hose for Nordson 2300/3000/ProBlue Melters

Washdown Hose for Nordson 2300/3000/ProBlue Melters

Corrugated Hose for Nordson Handgun 

Spray Handgun Hose for Nordson Melter

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rebuilt Nordson Model IV & V Glue Melters

Exchange price is $2495.

We continue to rebuild the old Nordson Model IV & V glue melters.  Since they are simple to use and reliable, many people use them.  Is yours in bad shape?  We can rebuild so it is like new.  We manufacture the accessory parts such as the tank filters,  hoses and applicator heads.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Bombings - Don't Panic.....Prepare

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those victims and the families of the victims suffering firsthand through the Boston Bombings.

We all have to stay focused and not panic.  Panic is what the enemy wants.  Panic causes weakness and gives the enemy the upper hand.

I say prepare.  Whatever your needs in your life, make sure you are stocked up in the event of a catastrophic event.  This could mean man made terrorists attacks, war, finanical collapse or an event such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, etc.

Be prepared to be self sufficient so you are able to provide a safe place, food, water and shelter for your family in a time of crisis.

Don't forget to have means for defending yourself, whatever type of weapon is most comfortable for you and will provide the protection for you and your family.

Change Over temp Thermostat on Nordson ProBlue Melters

If your Nordson ProBlue tank is over heating or not heating properly, check your over temp thermostat.
This is a part that is easily changed and inexpensive to purchase.  
The Nordson Part number is 1028321 and Keystone's part number is KNS0108.

Melter needs to be warm.  Remove top back cover

Remove Side Panel on hose manifold side.

Remove the 2 mounting screws

Pull the wires free from the thermostat

On new thermostat, plug in the wires, install with the 2 mounting screws and  place both covers on the melter.
You are finished.
If you have further questions, please let me know.
Angela Wagley

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spray/Swirl Glue Applicators for Nordson

Do you have an applicator line that requires a spray pattern?

Maybe you are laminating wood products, manufacturing diapers or personal hygiene products, or another type of non-woven type product...... 
The KNG0991 spray applicator head and the unibody spray nozzle without the small hard to handle orings can provide the swirl pattern you need.

The applicator head fits directly onto a Nordson hose.  The nozzles have 12 air holes to provide a smooth and consistent spray pattern.

If you need assistance, please let me know.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Custom Drilled Glue Nozzles for Nordson, Melton, ITW and Slautterback Melters

Sometimes you may find that the standard drilled glue nozzles do not provide the pattern you desire for your particular application.  We can calculate the angles you need on your nozzle tip and drill specifically for your needs.

What we need from you is:

  • What is the distance from the tip of the nozzle to the substrate?
  • How many dots/beads do you need?
  • How far apart do you want your dots/beads of glue?
  • What is the measurement of the substrate?  Width & Length.
  • What type of module are you currently using?
Avoid the consumer seeing any of the adhesive on the cartons by using a nozzle that will give you an exact placement of adhesive on the carton flaps.

Let me know if I can help.

Angela Wagley

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Balanced Solenoid Valves for Nordson Applicator Heads

Balanced Design:
Are you frustrated because your machine functions aren't consistent and repeatable due to fluctuations in plant air pressure?

Because the areas of the end seals and the poppet seals on a MAC valve are engineered to be equal, the inlet pressure provides an equal force to each. Thus, there is no net force on the poppet due to the inlet air pressure. Therefore, changing inlet pressure has no effect on shifting forces, and will not affect the timing characteristics of the valve.  

If you do not see what you need on the website, please let us know.  We can probably assist you with your needs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Use an Auto Fill Unit on Your Nordson Melter

Are you looking for less Downtime and a safer environment for your employees?

Less contaminants in your adhesive equals less downtime on your packaging line.  Make sure to have your dry adhesive in a sealed container to keep box dust and other plant particles from settling in the glue.  Make sure to keep the lid on the glue melter closed.

If you want to go a step further, use an auto feeder that seals the glue melter and the glue container.  The auto feeder is safer than having line operators manually fill the glue tank.  The burn risk during refill is removed when using an auto feeder.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wash Down vs. Standard Hoses & Heads for Nordson Melters

Having your Nordson melter in a Wash Down environment can be a challenge if you are currently using the Standard accessory parts.  The life of these parts may be short due to water entering the electrical components.

The Wash Down Applicator Heads and Wash Down Heated Hoses provide a barrier that minimizes moisture entering the electrical component areas. 

We can also offer to convert your existing applicator heads over to wash down heads with the change of the cordset.

Wash Down Style Applicator

Wash Down Style Heated Hose

Let me know if you need further info regarding conversions.
Angela Wagley

Monday, April 8, 2013

Clean Glue Nozzles for Nordson Melters

Extend the life of the Glue Nozzles
Don't use a torch - this will disfigure the orifice and cause issues.
Follow this simple procedure.  You need a cleaning kit - KNCK10 and Red Baron Cleaner.

Soak nozzles in Red Baron in a crock pot overnight on the warm setting.

While still hot, use the appropriate probe size, insert probe into back of nozzle orifice.

Push probe through orifice and the glue and contaminants will be removed.

With a lint free towel, wipe off nozzle.  Your nozzle is ready to reuse!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Repairing Nordson Glue Applicators

Do you have a glue gun fault light on your glue melter and the glue applicator head will not advance to the programmed set temperature?

First, switch the applicator head to a different channel and verify that the issue stays with the applicator.  If the issue does follow the applicator, you probably need to replace the heater cartridge inside the applicator block.

If your applicator head is not heating at all, you could have a failed heater or failed RTD sensor.  Either one is easy to replace and much less expensive than replacing the complete glue applicator head.  

Remove 4 allen screws to remove the plate.

If the RTD needs replacing, remove the RTD cartridge (far left in picture and cut the leads.  Splice the new RTD leads and screw on the ceramic wire nuts.  These come in the RTD kit.  KNRTD83

Insert new RTD cartridge in the RTD bore hole.  Verify that all wires are inside the block and will not be pinched by the plate.  Install plate with 4 allen screws.

If the heater needs replacing, remove the heater cartridge and remove the leads from the ceramic wire nuts.  Insert new heater in the bored hole for the cartridge.  Screw the ceramic wire nuts onto the new heater leads and place in the manifold where the wires will not be pinched by the plate.
Re-install the plate with 4 allen screws.

Let me know if you need further instructions.
Angela Wagley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Glue Nozzles for Nordson, Slautterback, Melton & ITW Melters

There are a couple of ways to save money on the glue nozzles.  

  • The OEMs are very expensive.  Keystone can offer large savings, great ship times and good quality on the nozzles.

We have nozzles for the pneumatic and electric applicator heads.  We carry straight, 90 degree single, dual and triple orifice, multi nozzles, stainless steel nozzles, old style nozzles for H20 heads, Pearson, needle nozzles for corrugated and bookbinding, hand glue gun nozzles and many more.

Heat cleaner in crock pot and drop nozzles in cleaner for overnight soak.  Carefully remove the nozzles and before they are completely cool, probe out the contaminants from the nozzle orifice.  Wipe the nozzle off with a lint free cloth and they are ready for reuse.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rebuilt Nordson Glue Melters

Whether you have an old Nordson Model IV or V glue melter or the newer Nordson ProBlue units, we can rebuild for you and save you money.  Warranty on every unit of 6 month/2000 hours, whichever occurs first.

Units start at $2495.  Call for pricing - 800-235-8090 or email me.

Nordson Melters we rebuild are:

Model IV/V
2302 and 2304/2305

We also rebuild the old Slautterback units.  Call for pricing.

Angela Wagley

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gun Safety Training - Be Prepared....Be Safe

Have you recently purchased a firearm, but are a little uncomfortable with handling your new form of protection?

Take a safety course to familiarize yourself with how to handle your weapon, how to clean your weapon and how to properly fire your weapon.

Being scared and/or uncomfortable with your weaponry can be dangerous to you and those around you.  Once you are educated and are taught how to fire and handle your firearms, you naturally will become comfortable.

You can think of it as learning to drive a car.  At first, it is an unknown and can be scary, but once you are educated and have practice, the fear goes away.