Bulk Melter is designed for hot melt adhesive application.

Press Release Summary:

Developed for 55 gal drums, VersaDrum(TM) bulk melter is suited for reactive adhesives such as moisture-cure polyurethanes. It leverages industrial PC that offers full control of adhesive system via touch-screen interface. Variable speed motors come with variety of precision gear pumps, including optional dual-stream and hardened versions. Melter features adjustable drum clamp, pressure control valve, status-at-a-glance indicators, 7-day clock, and optional automatic pressure control system.

Original Press Release:

VersaDrum(TM) Bulk Melters from Nordson Deliver Precise Hot Melt Adhesive Application

DULUTH, GA - June 10, 2008 - Nordson Corporation today introduced its new line of VersaDrum(TM) bulk melters, designed for precise, demanding hot melt adhesive application from 200-liter or 55-gallon drums. Customizable to accommodate a wide variety of adhesives and meet manufacturers' specific production requirements, the new line of bulk melters are particularly well suited for reactive adhesives, such as moisture-cure polyurethanes.

VersaDrum bulk melters leverage a powerful industrial PC, which provides full control of the adhesive system via a touch-screen interface, displaying messages, warnings, and indicators for each operator activity and machine status condition. Because they melt only the top surface of adhesive, VersaDrum bulk melters allow the remaining material in the drum to stay solid, reducing thermal stress and protecting bonding characteristics. Hydraulic passages are designed to eliminate dead spaces where undesired curing could result.

VersaDrum bulk melters' variable speed motors are available with a variety of precision gear pumps, including optional dual-stream and hardened versions. Single-side access simplifies day-to-day operation and minimizes downtime associated with drum changes. Easy-to use controls, status-at-a-glance indicators and a 7-day clock for automatic start-up and shutdown further simplify programming and operation.

Standard features also include an adjustable drum clamp that allows for accurate positioning of metal or fiber drums and a pressure control valve for accurate, adjustable pressure. Optional automatic pressure control systems are also available.

For applications that require continuous operation, Nordson's automatic changeover system also allows users to link two bulk melters, eliminating the downtime associated with drum changes and providing manufacturers with greater flexibility and improved productivity.

For more information about VersaDrum bulk melters, contact Nordson Corporation toll-free at 800-683-2314 or visit www.nordson.com.

Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson Corporation has 4,000 employees worldwide and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries.


Elizabeth Jordan
Nordson Corporation

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