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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kids with Cancer Equals Families with Cancer



Are you looking for a way to share your love with others?  
Looking for a sense of accomplishment in your life?
Do you want to help those who are in need for a reason that is no fault of their own?
Click the link below and begin the journey.

The owners of Keystone Industries spend time every year helping families of children with cancer.  The rewards are great for both sides.  For the month of December, Keystone Industries is donating a portion of all sales to the Lighthouse Family Retreat.

Read about one of the many families who have benefited:

LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY RETREAT

THE PAREDES FAMILY

JUNE 19, 2014
Tony and Sara Paredes were married in 2001 and answered the call to be pastors shortly after. After losing their first son in 2003, they were blessed with their son, Ethan, who Sara describes as “absolutely amazing, an awesome kid, giving, outgoing, a people person with a servant heart.” He was never sick as a child, not even an ear infection, but on his 5th birthday, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.Sara says, “it was earth-shattering and life changing, but we knew we had a strong faith, and we realized that this was going to be our walk.” Ethan’s little sister, Ellie has only known that her big brother has cancer. Sara says that Ellie can be a typical little sister who knows how to bug her big brother, but she also knows when he’s not feeling well. Sara says she will turn into a “mother hen” and sing to him to help him when he’s at his lowest.
Ethan is still on treatment, and the Paredes family is taking it day-by-day. Of course they have hard days, but they do their best to stay positive.
The Paredes heard about Lighthouse through a Facebook group with other moms who have kids with Leukemia. A mother in the group mentioned their family’s trip to Lighthouse and the comments flowed in about families’ great experiences.
The Paredes family was most excited about leaving everything behind. They needed a break. Being away from all of it, Tony says, and to not have to worry about everything else, like finances and treatments, “was like a breath of fresh air.”
When they first arrived on Retreat 1 at Gulf Trace, the retreat environment completely exceeded their expectations.
The Paredes family had a great time at Lighthouse. The whole family even participated in the Talent Show. They sand “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego movie, while Ellie danced like a princess and Ethan did a robot dance in a Buzz Lightyear costume.
Their favorite part of Lighthouse, they say, was the people, the family partners. They felt so loved. “It wasn’t forced,” Tony added, “You genuinely knew that people were there to just love.”
Their favorite memory from their trip to Lighthouse was seeing Ethan get to be a kid again, “Seeing the hesitation that my son usually has, it just melted away, he doesn’t stray far from us, but with in a matter of 10 minutes, it was ‘see ya later mom.’ He’s normally pretty close to mom and dad, but he let himself be a little kid who didn’t have to be scared.”
“Ethan is sometimes treated a little differently because he has cancer, but that didn’t happen at the retreat. We were just a family having fun. It’s not like we forgot he had cancer, but it wasn’t even a factor, Lighthouse was a time of respite from being a family with a son who has cancer. It was a time for us to reconnect and have some real rest as a family, it brought us closer together.”
And what would they tell a family who is interested in applying to come to Lighthouse?
“Hurry up and fill out your application. Don’t think twice. You wont regret it.”
PLACE YOUR ORDER WITH KEYSTONE THIS MONTH!!
Thank you in advance!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Graco Invisipac Handheld Applicator


Looking for a handgun for your Graco Invisipac glue melter?  Our durable, reliable handguns will provide a long term cost effective solution to your non-automated production needs.  Many facilities use these for assembly of products or for reseals on an automated packaging line. We make many varieties that will fit most OEM melters.  You can choose to have a top or bottom mount version, depending on your specific set up.  Our handguns are the lightest weight on the market, have a 4 fingered trigger, swivel for easy operation and are ergonomically sound.  There is a trigger safety lock to prevent accidental engagement of the trigger.

We can also provide handgun hanger kits and booms for your workstations.  Having hangers and booms can extend the life of the handgun by preventing operators from dropping the handguns. 

Handgun Prices for the Invisipac:

KHGG101 - 240V 120ohm bottom mount:  $675.00/each
KHGG102 - 240V 100ohm bottom mount:  $695.00/each

We have more varieties, including top mount - please call for pricing and availability.  We make to order.

Angela Wagley
Keystone Industries, Inc.
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Air Open Air Closed Glue Applicators for Nordson melters


If you are running a high speed line, consider using the KNG6540 on your Nordson, Melton or Dynapack glue melter.  The KNG6540 has an extra air port to control the closing of the module for a faster cut off versus the standard modules that are closed with a spring.  If you need this type of applicator, but with several modules, please call us and we will quote.

If you are looking for an even faster glue cut off, consider the electric heads.  With there being several variations with electric applicators, please call us for assistance in determining which applicator best suits your line.

Angela Wagley
Keystone Industries
www.keystoneparts.com
sales@keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nordson Plug In Module for Sift Proof Applications









Are you over spending on the H200 style plug in modules for your sift proof adhesive applicator lines?

Keystone Industries offers an exact replacement plug-in module that will fit your nozzle bar applicators.  

Modules are $125/each and in stock.   Have another variety of Nordson modules?  We make many varieties and can provide savings and great lead times.

Call us if you are unsure of a part number or are unsure of the module you require for your specific application.

Angela Wagley
www.keystoneparts.com
sales@keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090




Friday, September 26, 2014

Swirl, Spray Nozzles for Glue Applicators


Many types of glue applications require complete coverage for product assembly and for packaging.  Some examples for product assembly are diaper manufacturing and furniture laminating.  Examples for packaging can include sift proof and tagging.

Keystone's 12 air hole spray nozzles give a smooth, consistent swirl pattern for your application needs.  The nozzle does not require the small oring as other manufacturers nozzles require.  It is a metal on metal seat which eliminates changing of broken or worn orings.  Any of you who have used the oring style know those tiny orings are hard to work with and are hard to install in the nozzle.

We also manufacture the modules for the spray nozzles.

Give us a try - we will send a free sample for you to try before buying.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Filter for Nordson ProBlue Glue Melter



The Keystone filter for the ProBlue and DuraBlue Series glue melters provides filtering of contaminants that can cause clogs to the pump, hose, modules and nozzles.  

Keystone improved the design by allowing the filter to be detached from the filter bung through reversed threading.  This allows the user to change the filters and use the same filter bung.  Stocking the filter screens is much less expensive than stocking the complete filter assemblies.  

After purchasing the complete filter assembly (KNFH0226), you can stock the replacement filters (KNFH0226-2)

Call us if you need assistance.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Friday, September 19, 2014

Heated Hoses for ProBlue and Durablue Glue Melters


Keystone Industries manufactures durable heated glue hoses for Nordson ProBlue and DuraBlue glue melters.

The hoses can be made as High Flex, Handgun, Washdown, Standard flex and heated air for spray applications.

We are happy to say that our customers tell us that our hoses out perform the OEM hoses.
We provide the same warranty as the OEM and provide a 100% guarantee on all hoses.

We manufacture hoses for the older Nordson models, Slautterback, Melton, ITW and HMT melters.

Give us a try - our prices are very competitive!

Angela Wagley
www.keystoneparts.com
sales@keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Parts Room Evaluation - Inventory Assessment


Is your plant trying to save money on parts? Has your tool crib budget been slashed?  We can evaluate the adhesive parts section of your inventory and save you money.  Our experience has shown us that many plants keep too many of certain parts in inventory and very little or none of the critical parts that may cause downtime.

Organizing the inventory can also reveal duplicate parts in different bins.  We can also find items that may not fit your existing equipment and was once used on older models of equipment that are no longer at the plant.  Keystone will buy some of these items.

If you are interested in having your adhesive parts inventory organized, please give us a call.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Parts for Nordson ProBlue Melters


Have you switched over to the Nordson ProBlue or Nordson DuraBlue melters?  Are the parts prices taking a bite out of your monthly budget?

Let us help.  Keystone can provide parts for both the ProBlue and DuraBlue melters for a fraction of the cost that Nordson charges. We manufacture and can supply the filters, hoses, applicator heads, modules, nozzles and more.

We also rebuild pumps and the ProBlue and DuraBlue melters.

Not sure exactly what you need - drop us an email or call us at 800-235-8090.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com

Friday, September 5, 2014

This weekend's College Football Schedule






Time for some ribs, dogs and hamburgers
Smell that College Football!!!!

Who is your favorite team playing this weekend?


New Glue Pump for Nordson 3000 Series Melters

Need a new 14:1 piston pump for your Nordson 3000 Series glue melter?  Trying to avoid spending big bucks on an OEM pump?  Keystone manufactures new 14:1 piston pumps for the Nordson 3000 series melters.

If you do not have an old rebuildable pump, we can supply a new pump for a fraction of the cost of buying from the OEM.  We provide the same warranty as the OEM.

We also offer rebuilt OEM pumps for exchange of your old pump for even bigger savings.

Call us today - pumps in stock.

Angela Wagley
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090
sales@keystoneparts.com


Friday, August 8, 2014

Nordson ProBlue Pump Pressure Gauge Kit


Looking for the pump pressure gauge?  We can help.
Nordson refers to this kit as a Pneumatic Tray Kit - Nordson 1028307.

Keystone's part number is KNS0115 - $225 each and in stock.
Please visit our website for other parts for the Nordson melters.  We can save you money and provide great delivery times.

800-235-8090




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Manifold Leaks on ProBlue Nordson Melters


Are you experiencing adhesive leaks from the manifold of your ProBlue melter?  We have a simple fix - our KNS0025 oring kit is ONLY $25.    Please click ProBlue to find step by step instructions on replacing these orings.

Still leaking after you have repaired?  Email us or give us a call.

Angela Wagley
keystoneparts.com
sales@keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Friday, February 21, 2014

Variety of Glue Nozzles

High Quality Adhesive Nozzles

Did you know that Keystone Industries manufacturers glue nozzles for a variety of OEM melters, such as Valco/Melton, Pearson, Nordson, Slautterback and ITW/LTI?

Within the different OEM nozzles are many varieties of nozzles to give you flexibility for your packaging applications.


Pencil
Short Pencil
90° single, dual and triple
90°/60° right angle
Multi orifice for H20 & H200 style modules
Single button for H20 style
Needle for right angle modules
Extended multi-orifice
Stainless pencil
Short and extended Handgun style
Spray/Swirl with 12 air holes


90° single and dual
E100 & E900 multi orifice
E100 & E900 button singles
Needle nozzles for heater bars
Pencil
Short pencil
Short and extended Handgun style
Aim Nozzles for heater bars


Pencil
Short Pencil
90° single, dual and triple
90°/60° right angle
Multi orifice 
Single button
Extended multi-orifice
Stainless pencil
Spray/Swirl with 12 air holes


Pencil
Short Pencil
90° single, dual
Multi orifice
Mod Plus single nozzles


Single Stainless
Multi orifice stainless

If you are unsure of the nozzle you need or if you do not see the nozzle you need, please contact us.

800-235-8090


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Slautterback Nozzles - Great Quality and Low Prices


Are you one of those lucky ones who is still using the old Slautterback glue melters?
I'm sure you probably have to struggle find parts for those dinosaurs!

Keystone Industries manufacturers Slautterback nozzles.  The quality is superb and the pricing is reasonable.  Plus, we can usually ship the same day.

If you need a special Slautterback nozzle that you cannot locate on our website, please call us. 

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pearson Packaging Systems Nozzles

Are you one of those people who likes to save money?  Are you looking for another source for your glue nozzles on your Pearson Packaging System?  Keystone Industries makes the glue nozzles for those machines.  

These glue nozzles are made of high quality stainless steel and are drilled to the angles you need for your specific application.  Let us know how many orifices, size of orifices and the angles needed.  We can ship within 1 day of order.

800-235-8090

Monday, February 17, 2014

Glue Nozzles for Nordson, Slautterback, ITW, Pearson & Melton



Not all aftermarket nozzles are the same.  Keystone invests time and money in guaranteeing the glue nozzles perform to customer expectations.  At the same time, we can offer lower prices due to lower overhead.

We have a variety of nozzles for Nordson such has button, multi-orifice, right angle, handgun style, swirl/spray style, extended multi-orifice, pencil, short pencil and needle style.  In our many years of manufacturing, we have continually improved our nozzles' performance.
This provides you:
  • Ease of change out reduces downtime.
  • Orifices sizes are exactly the same as OEM providing the same bead and bead cut off.
  • Reduction in end of line rejects with accurate bead placement on substrate.
  • Consistent performance due to precision machining.
We also manufacture nozzles for ITW, Slautterback, Valco/Melton and Pearson in different varieties.

Keystone supplies the retaining nuts for those nozzles requiring retaining nuts.  
Unsure of the exact nozzle you need for your application?  Please contact us.

800-235-8090


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

25% off Nordson Nozzles




Happy Valentine's Day and THANKS for your continued business!!!!

On Friday, February 14, we are having a Customer Appreciation Sale on in stock Nozzles.
We manufacture nozzles for Nordson, Pearson, Valco/Melton, ITW and Slautterback glue melters.

These are excellent quality nozzles made by Keystone Industries.  Not your average cheap nozzle imitation.

We are closed today, 2/12/14, due to an ice storm and hope to reopen tomorrow, weather permitting.

Order nozzles online and ENTER COUPON CODE 25OFF to enjoy the savings.  Since we are already approximately 50% less than the OEMs, an additional 25% will enable you to stock up on nozzles.

Stay safe out there and we hope to hear from you on Friday!

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090


Monday, February 10, 2014

Preventive Maintenance on Nordson Melters


In your Preventive Maintenance (PM) Plan for your Nordson glue melters, do you have a requirement to change the inline filters?  Changing inline filters is simple and will reduce unexpected and costly downtime.

Verify you are using the proper mesh size that works the most efficiently with the nozzle orifice sizes you are using on the applicators.

With .010 diameter and smaller orifice nozzles, use a 200 mesh inline filter to catch  the smaller contaminants and char that can clog the nozzle.

With .012 - .021 orifice nozzles, use a 100 mesh inline filter.

With .024 orifices and up, use a 50 mesh inline filter.

If you are using thick butyl and a large orifice or no nozzle at all (just module), we offer a 24 mesh inline filter.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Troubleshoot Nordson Pump





Is your Nordson ProBlue pump cycling fast, not holding pressure and not producing glue at the applicators?

1.  Verify the proper air pressure is being sent to the pump.

  • If not, adjust pressure to recommendations made in melter operating manual.
2.  Check for adhesive leaks in manifold and at pump bottom ball.

  • If leaks, repair leaks and/or clean contaminants from check ball in pump.
3.  Verify glue tank is full.

  • If not full, turn off pump, fill tank with adhesive and give tank time to melt adhesive before turning pump on.
4.  Verify isolation valve is open.

  • If closed, open isolation valve.
5.  Verify the hot melt is not returning to the tank through the return port located behind the tank screen.

  • If this is occurring, replace the pressure discharge valve. (Nordson 1028308)
Still having issues, call us for free technical assistance.

800-235-8090

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rebuild Nordson ProBlue Pump



Many of you are more than capable of rebuilding the Nordson glue pumps.  Keystone provides a rebuild kit for the Nordson ProBlue piston pumps that will set you back a measly $65. If you were to purchase a new one of these, you are looking at dropping a couple of grand.  As you are aware, a pump is not complicated.  If your job allows you time to perform your own rebuilding, this is the route for you.  Keystone provides the same kit as the Nordson 1028304 kit. 

Let us know if you run into any challenges and we can give you free technical assistance via phone or email.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nordson Handgun Replacement - Reduce End of Line Waste

Everyone at one time or another has had problems with cartons/cases being missed in the gluing process on the automated packaging lines.  There is a great solution you can easily set up that is inexpensive and will reduce end of line waste.

Keystone makes a manual glue handgun that will connect to the automated glue hoses directly to your existing melter.  There is no need to purchase expensive glue sticks.  You are able to use your bulk adhesive in your existing melter.

If this sounds like a good option for you, please call us so we can give you pricing on the correct pinned out handgun to connect to your exact melter.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Friday, January 24, 2014

Change Nordson ProBlue Thermostat

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.
Keystone's part number is KNS0108 which is the same as Nordson 1028321.
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
800-238-8090

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to Check RTD Resistance on Nordson Cordset




If your Nordson unit is displaying a fault for the RTD and you have already verified all connections are secure, follow these steps to check the RTD Sensor:

Checking the RTD Sensor:  ALWAYS WEAR PROPER SAFETY GEAR

First, find out the temperature of the RTD to perform this check properly.
  • ·     Disconnect and lock out electrical power to the system.
  • ·        For the RTD being checked, disconnect the cordset that supplies power to RTD.
  • ·        Refer to Figure 11-7 or 11-8 as appropriate.  With the RTD at a know temperature, us an ohmmeter to measure the RTD resistance at the RTD pins at the cordset connector.
  • ·        Refer to Figure 11-9 to determine the correct resistance for the RTD base on its temperature.
    • o   If measured resistance is correct, the RTD is operating properly.
    • o   If measured resistance indicates an open circuit, continue to the next step.
  • ·        Remove the cordset connector hood and check for loose RTD wires or wire connections.  Tighten any loose connections.
  • ·        Check the RTD resistance again.  If the resistance is correct, the RTD is operating properly.  If resistance indicates an open circuit, continue to next step.
  • ·        Disconnect the RTD wire, measure the resistance across the wires and compare the results to Figure 11-9:

o   If measured resistance is within appropriate range, reconnect the RTD wires, reinstall the cordset connector hood and recheck the resistance at the RTD pins on connector.
o   If measured resistance is not within the appropriate range, replace the RTD.





Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ProBlue F1 Fault for Failed RTD Sensor


The Nordson ProBlue melters will display a F1 fault light when the tank RTD has failed.  

But, first before going the route of replacing the RTD Sensor, verify that all connections are secure.  This fault code will also display if you have a loose connection.  Check the electrical connection for the hoses at the tank end and the electrical connection between the hoses and applicators.  

Once you have determined that you have secure connections and the F1 fault is still displaying, replace the tank RTD sensor.  Click here for replacement instructions.

Keystone supplies a RTD Sensor kit for $40.  It is recommended that one of these be kept in stock to prevent more downtime than is needed.  This kit is also used on the Nordson Mesa melters.

Are you still having issues with your melter?  Please call us at 800-235-8090 for free technical assistance.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fault F4/A on ProBlue Melter


Has you ProBlue unit shut down completely and is displaying a F4/A fault?  Maybe something as simple as a failed over temp thermostat.  Our KNS0108 is the replacement part that can be installed quickly with just 2 screws.  You can be up and running in no time.  Keep one in stock for back up.  See quick instructions.

After replacing, if you still have issues, please call us for FREE technical assistance.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Glue Hoses and Proper Hydraulic Fittings





Did you know that you can damage the electrical wire in a glue hose by not using the proper hydraulic fittings?

If you bend a hose too much, the wires can be compromised and can bend or break.  Once this occurs, the hose is no good.  

Keystone Industries offers fittings that are straight, 45° and 90° so you can make sure your hoses are not in a bind.  You have a fitting at the melter manifold and a filter fitting at the applicator head.

Not sure which ones are right for your melter hose?  Give us a call and we can help you.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Washdown Nordson Glue Hoses


Do you wash down your packaging lines?  Are you continually having issues with glue hoses electrically shorting?  You may be using standard glue hoses in a wash down environment. 

If so, Keystone Industries has a solution that will save you money by reducing downtime and reducing the number of glue hoses you purchase in a year.  Wash down hoses are water resistant and will last longer in wash down environments.

With an outside rubber sheathing to protect the electrical wiring and a round threaded electrical connector to seal off the electrical pins, the wash down style hose will resist the wet environment.  Of course, we do not recommend you use high pressure water spray directly on the hoses, but the hoses are resistant to over spray from the high pressure spray and moisture in the air.

Call us today to find out how to switch out the standard hoses to the wash down style.

Angela Wagley
Keystone Industries
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090

Monday, January 13, 2014

Safety First - Replace Your Frayed Glue Hoses




As you know, safety is top priority in manufacturing plants.  If your glue hoses are fraying, it is time to replace them to maintain a safe working environment.  

To prevent fraying of glue hoses, verify you have the correct length hose.  

Many hoses that are too long become frayed as a result of being stepped on or being run over because they are lying on the floor.

On the other hand, verify the hose is not too short.  If a hose is too short and is rubbing up against a sharp edge, fraying can occur.

If you would like to change the length, please let us know and we can help with providing pricing and a part number for the length hose you need.


Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090






Friday, January 10, 2014

Electrical Cordset for Nordson


Make it simple when you need to change the RTD......have a complete cordset on hand.  The RTD can be inserted directly into the head.  Hook up the heater wires and you are ready to go. Keystone makes a variety of cordsets for Nordson, Melton, Slautterback and ITW to make changing electrical components quicker.

We also carry ceramic wire nuts that you can buy separately.

Need help determining which cordsets to keep in stock?  Please let us know and we can help.

Angela Wagley
sales@keystoneparts.com
www.keystoneparts.com
800-235-8090



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cartridge Heaters for Nordson Glue Guns



Stocking cartridge heaters for the Nordson, Slautterback, Melton,  and ITW applicator heads is good planning to reduce downtime when a heater goes out on a glue applicator head.

We suggest keeping one of every variety of applicator heads you use on the shelf, but keep several cartridge heaters. You can install the head you have on the shelf and repair the failed gun by replacing the heater and put the repaired head on the shelf.

There are many size heaters, wattage's and voltages.  Please let us know if you need help determining what you need.

800-235-8090