Friday, May 31, 2013

Spray/Swirl Modules for Nordson Spray Applications

If you are in the non-wovens or any other facility where swirl glue patterns are used, you understand how expensive the parts are for the Nordson glue applicators.  The special performing spray/swirl applicator heads can be very pricey.

To reduce the cost, Keystone makes a replacement for Nordson's 144906 module that is much less expensive.  The high performance swirl nozzles contain 12 air holes and are precision machined, therefore, not requiring an oring. 

Keystone's swirl pattern modules are air actuated by a solenoid valve.  The solenoid valve opens the needle allowing adhesive to flow and the spring in the module closes the needle which stops the flow of adhesive.

A separate air supply, exiting through the 12 air holes on the nozzle tip, is directed onto the extruding adhesive, creating the desired swirl pattern.

Angela Wagley

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Buy Rebuilt Nordson 1048115 Glue Modules

Why buy new?

Are modules becoming a huge expense?  We rebuild Nordson 1048115 modules.  
Price is $85/each with exchange of your old module.

Easy-On™ modules have the hanging feature that assists in installation.  
Mounting orings are included, but we also supply those in packages of 10.

Angela Wagley

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Glue Modules for Nordson Applicator Heads

After your modules bite the dust, what are your options? 
Do you have to buy new from the OEM?
Not necessarily.......

Options Keystone offers:

  • rebuild your existing OEM modules with a Keystone rebuild kit
  • exchange your 1048115 for a rebuilt OEM module
  • buy an aftermarket module that works as well as an OEM module for 1/2 the price
Rebuild Kit for Nordson 276119 - Standard H200 Module

Keystone Module for Nordson Applkicators

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

H20 Style Modules for Nordson Glue Applicators

The H20 Style module (Nordson No. 153011) continues to be used in packaging applications throughout many manufacturing facilities.  These are considered an old, outdated version of module, but they do perform quite well.

Many are used on the old Nordson Model IV and V glue melters, which are a favorite to many because of their durability and ease of use.  Since these melters are obsolete by the OEM, many people are finding it difficult to find parts.

We continue to assemble the parts for these units, including the H20 style modules.

Angela Wagley

Friday, May 24, 2013

Circuit Boards for Nordson Melters

Will your melter not power up?  
Is the melter, hose and/or applicator heads not performing to the settings on the circuitry? 

You may need a new circuit board.  If this is the case, you have an alternative to the OEM.
Why buy new when you can exchange your old board for a less expensive rebuilt Nordson board?

A warranty is provided and the savings can be as much as 1/2 over the new price.

Angela Wagley

Thursday, May 23, 2013

E100 Electric Glue Applicators for Slautterback Melters

Nordson made the E100 Electric Glue Applicators for Slautterback Melters obsolete.

Keystone makes these to order for your specific application.  

We make all configurations:

  • AC
  • DC
  • Thermostat controlled
  • RTD controlled
  • XT Style
  • 240V
  • 120V
The electric heads are excellent for high speed applications and have a fast open/close rate.

Angela Wagley

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rebuilding Nordson parts in house to save money

Is your company scraping for every penny these days?

If you have good mechanics, maybe consider rebuilding in house to help prolong the life of Nordson glue parts.

To prolong the life of the Nordson melters and parts:
  • Clean nozzles
  • Purge glue melter
  • Rebuild piston pump
  • Rebuild modules
  • Replace tank filter and inline filters frequently
Rebuild kits for modules:

KNRKH2C - for standard H200 style modules
KNRKH2C-CB - for Easy-On® style modules

Rebuild Kits for pumps:

KNPU2300 - for 2300 piston pumps
KNPU3000 - for 3000 piston pumps
KNPU4710PB - for ProBlue pumps

Nozzle Cleaning Kit:

KNCK10 - includes a pin vise and 3 pks of 10 of probes
you pick the size of probes

Cleaning solution for nozzles and tank:

RB-1 - Red Baron - 1 gallon
RB-5 - Red Baron - 5 gallon
RB-55 - Red Baron - 55 gallon drum

If you are short on staff, Keystone offers rebuild services for the glue melters and pumps that will be less expensive than buying new.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rebuilt Nordson Pumps

Do you have old Nordson pumps lying around?  
Consider having them rebuilt for your shelf.  
The expense is minimal compared to buying new.  
Another benefit is having stock which will prevent excessive downtime.

We rebuild the following Nordson pumps (14:1 and 21:1):

A 6 month/2000 hour, whichever occurs first, warranty is provided with all pumps.

Angela Wagley

Monday, May 20, 2013

Quality Rebuilt Nordson, Slautterback and ITW Glue Melters

Everyone is looking for ways to reduce spending.  
In manufacturing plants, there are so many opportunities.

We would like to offer the option of rebuilding your glue melters.  
We rebuild Nordson, Slautterback and ITW units.

The savings is significant and a warranty is also given to cover you for the first 6 months or 2000 hours of use, whichever occurs first.

We rebuild Nordson Models:


Slautterback Models:


Spending money on new can be very expensive and cut into capital budget that may need to be spent elsewhere.  Prolong the life of your existing equipment.  Ask about rebuilt pumps too.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Manuals for Nordson ProBlue & DuraBlue Melters

Can't locate your manual for the Nordson ProBlue and/or DuraBlue glue melter?
Click here for electronic manuals.

If you are troubleshooting an issue and still are unable to locate the problem, please call Keystone for free technical assistance.  800-235-8090

Keystone Industries also offers an ever-expanding collection of helpful resources on our website, including troubleshooting resources, videos, and articles that help you best maximize your investment in hot melt equipment. 

Are there any additional hot melt resources that we could create to help you? Leave them in the comments below!

Angela Wagley

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spare Parts Obsolete by Nordson

Do you keep coming across parts that Nordson no longer makes or supplies?

To see the list of obsolete parts, click here.

Keystone can still supply many of these parts and at a good price.  

Don't be forced into buying a new melter because you are told the parts are no longer available for your existing melter.

We supply many parts for the following Nordson units:

Model IV
Model V
2300 Series
2000 Series
3000 Series

We supply many parts for the Slautterback units:


We also supply many parts for the Melton & ITW Melters.

If you need a glue melter rebuilt, we have the most inexpensive rebuilding services in the US.

Angela Wagley

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RTD Sensor versus Thermocouple

On the glue melters, such as Nordson, Slautterback, Melton and ITW, there are different models that have different ways to control the heaters.  Below is a comparison for the RTD vs the thermocouple.

The newer melters use the RTDs to control the heaters.  If you have a Nordson 2300 Series, 3000 Series, ProBlue or DuraBlue melter, you have RTD controlled heaters.  Nordson Model IV and V units use fixed thermostats to control the heaters.

Angela Wagley

Monday, May 13, 2013

Durable Cartridge Heaters for Nordson, Slautterback, Melton, ITW Glue Melters

Cartridge Heaters manufactured for Keystone are extremely reliable, long lasting and light on the wallet.

Our heaters are manufactured for all combinations of manufacturing environments:

  • Bottling
  • Corrugated
  • Food Processing
  • Meat Processing
  • Frozen Food Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Bookbinding
  • Protective Packaging
  • Plastic forming
  • Wood Laminating
  • Personal Hygiene Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing
  • Dry Ingredients Packaging
  • Oil Processing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Labeling

The list goes on and on.....

The heaters are built to withstand vibrations that commonly occur on packaging lines.  The heaters are made of the highest quality products on the market today with the following attributes:

    • Offered in 120V and 240V
    • 45 watts per square inch
    • Tighter length tolerances
    • Durable Teflon® lead wires
    • Nickel chromium resistance wire is stretched evenly throughout the length for even heat distribution
    • UL rated and approved.
    • High purity MqO is vibratory filled for maximum heat transfer
    • 304 Stainless Steel sheath for superior oxidation resistance
    • Welded end disc to prevent contamination and moisture absorption
Don't have a part number?  Let me know the measurements, the voltage and wattage and we can quote.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fishing at the Pensacola Pier

Are you looking for a relaxing place to fish in the Gulf of Mexico?

Give the Pensacola Pier a try in Pensacola, Florida.  The water is clear, making it easy to see the fish as they come in.  Not as many tourists as with other areas in the Gulf.

Fish that are typically caught at this pier in Spring/Summer/Fall are Spanish, King, Pompano, Ling, Ladyfish, Hardtail, Jacks, Cigar Minnows, Bluefish, Bonita, Redfish and Tarpon.  Winter/Spring/Fall, you can catch Flounder and Sheepshead.

For daily updated fishing reports for all the Northwest Florida Fishing piers, visit www.northwestfloridapierfishing.com.

Have a great weekend and FISH ON!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Washdown hoses for Nordson Standard Melters and Aquaguard® Melters

Aquaguard® Melters have been made obsolete by Nordson.  The hoses for these melters are also obsolete.  

If your packaging lines are in a wet environment where machines are washed down, you may want to consider changing from the standard hoses to a wash down style to prolong the life of the hoses.

Keystone Industries supplies the hoses for AquaGuard® melters and assembles the wash down style hoses for the 2300, 3000, ProBlue and DuraBlue Melters.

Nordson part nos. for Aquaguard® Hoses:

Nordson 155003 - 2 ft
Nordson 155004 - 4 ft
Nordson 155005 - 6 ft
Nordson 155006 - 8 ft
Nordson 155007 - 10 ft
Nordson 155008 - 16 ft
Nordson 155009 - 24 ft

Standard wash down hoses fit on the Nordson 2300, 3000, ProBlue and DuraBlue melters.  These are made with a durable rubber sheathing to provide a water resistant barrier over the hose electrical components.  The round electrical connectors also seal to provide a water resistant barrier to the electrical components on both the melter and gun ends of the hose.

Nordson part nos. for Standard Wash Down hoses:

Nordson 276739 - 2 ft
Nordson 276740 - 4 ft
Nordson 276741 - 6 ft
Nordson 276742 - 8 ft
Nordson 276743 - 10 ft
Nordson 143300 - 12 ft
Nordson 276744 - 16 ft
Nordson 223837 - 20 ft
Nordson 276745 - 24 ft

Let me know if you need help changing over to a wash down style hose.
Angela Wagley

AquaGuard® is a registered name for Nordson Corporation.  Keystone Industries is not affiliated with Nordson Corporation or any of its subsidiaries.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bulk Melter Heated Hoses for Nordson Melters

Keystone winds hoses at the manufacturing plant located in Winder, GA.  
Bulk Melter hoses are just one of many varieties that we assemble.

These hoses are reliable and long lasting due to several factors:

  • Contain a strong Teflon® inner tube, reinforced with braided stainless steel sheathing
  • Core is fully wrapped with heater wire for even and consistent heat dispersion
  • Core is fully wrapped in flame resistant NOMEX® for insulation and for safety
  • Core is fully wrapped in insulated tape to keep hose efficient in use of energy
  • Outside is wrapped with a durable Nylon® braid to resist abrasion
Prices start at $695 for a 10 ft length.  
Nordson Part Nos.

We make the Foam Melter hoses too.  
Prices start at $650 for a 10 ft length.

If you are unsure which hose you need, please let me know.

Angela Wagley

Friday, May 3, 2013

Needle Nozzles for Nordson Applicators

Adhesive applications such as corrugated, bookbinding and where adhesive is applied from a short distance typically use the needle nozzles for the Nordson glue applicators.  

Needle nozzles are made in orifice sizes from .010 of an inch in diameter to .040 of an inch in diameter.  

Needle nozzles are made in different engagement lengths to provide an accurate bead.  
Engagement lengths offered are .050, .075, .100, .150 and .300.  
The .300 diameter nozzles are made of brass and all other diameters are made of stainless steel.

If the proper engagement is chosen for your specific application, the benefits can be great.

  • Reduction in adhesive usage while maintaining the desired bond......
This will provide a reduction in spending.
  • Minimal splash back and angel hair on conveyor, rails and surrounding equipment.......
This  will reduce line downtime.
  • Reduction in rejects due to appropriate amount of adhesive being applied.......
This will reduce time employees spend on reseals.

Let me know if you need help in choosing the appropriate nozzle for your specific application.

Angela Wagley

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Glue Nozzles for Pearson Melters

We assembly and drill custom nozzles for Pearson glue melters.
Typical savings versus the OEM is about 75%. 
Let us know the angles you need and we will drill to your specs.
All of these nozzles are made of durable stainless steel.

Prices start at $50 for single orifice.

Let me know if you need help figuring out your angles.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Glue Extrusion at 90 degrees for Nordson Applicators

Does your packaging application require glue to be applied from a 90 degree angle?
Depending on how you mount your glue applicator head will determine the type of nozzle needed.

There are options for 90 degree applications:

The standard 90 degree nozzles - fit standard 1048115 or 276119 Nordson modules:

The 90 degree nozzles for the standard Nordson modules are made with single, dual and triple orifices.  The nozzle swivels so you can adjust to the exact location needed.


If you need to apply adhesive where space is limited, you may want to consider using an extended nozzle that is drilled to shoot at 90 degrees.  This nozzle will also fit the standard Nordson modules.  This nozzle requires a retaining nut - KNRN238.  This nozzle can rotate to adjust where you need glue to be applied.

Another option is to use a needle nozzle in a right angle module.  The limitation with this setup is that the nozzle is fixed and cannot swivel versus the swivel on  the right angle nozzle as shown in the first picture above.  

Let me know if you need assistance with your nozzle set up.