Speaking specifically from the area of the adhesive melters, we are very aware of the downtime that can be caused by water entering parts.
If you are required to wash down your packaging lines, you should be using glue hoses and glue applicators that are made to be water resistant. This will reduce your downtime due to electrical shortages.
When a hose is compromised by water, water enters and soaks the insulation, which is wrapped around the heater wire of the entire length of the hose. This can cause the hose to either cool below set temperature or cause an electrical short, which will destroy the hose. Both scenarios cause expensive downtime.
We manufacture water resistant cordsets, glue applicators and glue hoses for a fraction of the cost charged by the OEMs.
Verify you are using the proper parts on your equipment to insure the best performance of your packaging lines.
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