Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pet Halloween Costume Pictures


Send us your best pet's Halloween dress up pictures and we will give you free freight on your next UPS-Ground order for parts for Nordson, Keystone, Slautterback, ITW, HMT, Melton and Robatech melters.

Domestic US orders only.  Pictures must be sent 10/31/13 to use free freight.

Angela Wagley


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Clean glue nozzles for Nordson, ITW, HMT, Slautterback, Melton

An inexpensive and easy way to fix clogged glue nozzles is with a $65 nozzle cleaning kit.  The kit comes with 30 probes and a pin vise to make probing easy.

Soak your used, dirty, clogged nozzles in Red Baron solution.  Be sure to heat the solution.  A small size crockpot works well.  

Probe the nozzles to clean out contaminants and char and reuse your nozzles.  Since using torches damages your nozzles, instead, try using the cleaning kit and continue to have good performance from your nozzles.

Need help - call 800-235-8090 or email sales@keystoneparts.com.

Angela Wagley

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Clean Nordson Glue Melter

Does this look familiar?  If so, cleaning this bad boy is probably the least of your worries....I bet you have all sorts of clogging issues throughout the melter causing tons of downtime.

It is time for a little elbow grease and char busting red baron tank cleaner!

Don't let it get to this stage.  Work in periodic flushing of your glue melters into your preventive maintenance program to extend the life of the equipment and to reduce downtime in changing the accessory parts.

Need more info, please call 800-235-8090 or email sales@keystoneparts.com.

Angela Wagley

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nordson Char Issues

The four letter dirty word in the glue melter industry....CHAR.   
  • Are you continually clogging nozzles on your Nordson melter?  
  • Does your glue pump not pump consistently?

Maybe it is time for a system flush to clean all the char and contaminants from your melter.

Red Baron melter flush can handle the job and is safe in a food processing environment.

Click here to follow simple instructions for purging your Nordson melter.  This is very inexpensive maintenance that will extend the life of your glue melter.

Need further help ..... call us 800-235-8090 or email sales@keystoneparts.com.

Angela Wagley

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Zero Cavity Modules for Precise Cut Off on Nordson Heads

With some glue applications, a very precise glue cutoff is required.  A good example is gluing lipstick into the lipstick case.  There is no margin of error for glue tails or stringing.  

The needle in the zero cavity module seats at the end of the glue seat hole, eliminating any cavity for the glue to remain and drip or string.

Some OEMs will install Zero Cavity modules on trayformers.  This can be quite expensive and not needed for a trayformer.

Verify you have the proper module for your specific application since there is quite a difference in price between the different varieties.

Standard Module - $99
Reduced Cavity Module - $150
Zero Cavity Module - $425.00

If you need assistance with choosing the proper module type, please let me know and I will be glad to assist.

Angela Wagley

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reduced Cavity Modules for Glue Applications

Reduced cavity modules provide a more precise cut off for special applications.  A perfect example would be a small food packaging carton such as the well known Jell-O cartons.  A carton that contains small flaps and little margin for error.  

If you are experiencing glue trails that can be seen by the consumer, you may need to consider using reduced cavity modules to reduce the possibility of these issues.

These modules will bolt directly onto Nordson standard applicator heads that have the flat mounting area.  These fit Keystone's applicator heads, ITW Quattro and Dynapack applicators and Valco/Melton applicators.

These modules have nozzle seat sizes of .012, .016 and .020.

Let me know if you have questions concerning the size you need.

Angela Wagley

Monday, October 21, 2013

Glue Modules for High Speed Applications

Do you have a packaging application that is high speed?  

Do you need a glue applicator that will have a fast open and close time?

Keystone manufactures modules that are air open/air closed for high speed applications.  Air closed is much faster than the standard spring closed actuation.

These mount on a different block than standard modules to allow for the air flow.
We manufacture the applicator blocks in many different varieties depending on your needs.

The modules are $145/each.  The complete applicator heads, including module start at $935.00.

Modules will fit on Nordson applicator heads.  Module is a replacement module for Nordson 328664 module.

Have technical questions or need more info?  Call or email.

Angela Wagley

Friday, October 18, 2013

Nordson 3000 Series Manuals

Nordson has obsoleted most parts for the 3000 Series melters.  They have also deleted the manuals from their website.  If you need parts' manuals for the 3000 Series melters, click here.

After you find your part numbers, email, call or visit our website for these types of parts.  We manufacture and stock most of the 3000 Series' parts.

Don't be forced into replacing your old melter for a new expensive version when you may still have years of life left in your old melter.  We plan to carry parts for a long time.  We still manufacture and stock parts for the older Nordson Model IV and V units too!

Angela Wagley

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Refurbished Nordson Melters on the Shelf

Looking to save money on either exchanging your Nordson melter for a refurbished Nordson (same model) or looking to buy a refurbished melter outright?

Currently, Keystone has the following models on the shelf and ready to ship:

Nordson Model V
Nordson Model 115
Nordson 3890
Nordson DuraBlue 10
Nordson ProBlue 10
Nordson 3402
Nordson 3502
Nordson 3504
Nordson 3704
Nordson 3706
Keystone KP2502
Slautterback AT25

Starting at $2495, depending on the unit and if an exchange will be returned.
A warranty is included on all refurbished melters.

Call us today for your melter needs and an exact quote.
Angela Wagley

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Piston Pumps for Nordson 3000 Units

Looking for someone who is dependable to rebuild your old Nordson 3000 pumps?

Keystone rebuilds the old and the newest of the Nordson piston pumps, both 14:1 and 21:1.

Prices start at $899.00 base.  Pumps include a warranty.

Want to sell your old pumps?  Keystone will buy old used Nordson pumps.

Please contact us via email or telephone for a quote on buying or selling.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Obsolete Parts for Nordson Glue Melters

Parts for Obsolete Nordsons SOLD HERE!!!!

Are you having a difficult time locating parts for your older model Nordson glue melter?

We manufacture and stock parts for the Model IV/V, 2300 Series and 3000 Series Nordson melters.

From circuilt boards to hoses, pumps, filters, applicator heads and nozzles, we can keep your melter running where you are not forced into purchasing a new model.

Don't have a part number?  Call us.....we will assist you in figuring out which part you need.

Angela Wagley

Friday, October 11, 2013

Glue Applicator for HMT Glue Melter

Looking for an alternative for fast delivery on glue handguns and hoses for the HMT melters?  

Our Versashot handguns and glue hoses are durable and reliable.  We provide quick delivery times and warranties on both parts. 

Nozzles for the glue guns come in short and extended and are offered in various sizes for your specific needs.

Weekend plans?  Football?  Fall Festivals?
Where does your team rank this week?

Have a safe and happy weekend!!

Angela Wagley

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Glue Gun for Resealing Missed Packages

A Solution for missed seals on Packaging Lines

Are you looking for a simple solution for those cases and cartons that slip past the adhesive stream without being glued?

Install a handgun and hose to your automated glue melter.  This doesn't require expensive glue sticks as with the stick glue guns, plus these handguns are very durable and safe.  

The Keystone Versashot® handgun will replace Nordson®, Slautterback®, Melton®, HMT® and ITW® handguns, but is lighter weight than any of these other OEMs' handguns.

  • Trigger is an easy grip four-fingered style and safety lock can be switched when gun is not in use.
  • Ergonomically designed to reduce the physical effects of repeated usage for the employee. 
  • Made of heavy industrial material for longer life.
  • Rebuildable.
Unsure of which handgun and hose you need?  Please call me and I will help.