Following the selection of the proper
CyabondŽ adhesive, we will then help you determine how the adhesive will best integrate into the final product assembly process. Factors
CyabondŽ will consider include:
How to safely dispense the adhesive.
Does the adhesive need an external curing source?
Can the process be automated?
Does the end product require precision fixturing or clamping?
How to confirm that adhesive was dispensed?
CyabondŽ 's knowledgeable equipment applications staff can provide a total solution to these for your
CyabondŽ 's full line of dispensing equipment ranges from standard valves and pressure vessels to complete turnkey equipment
The Right Dispensing Equipment for Each Adhesive
The strength of
CyabondŽ adhesives is in their unique performance properties. Yet, without proper dispensing system engineering, these product properties can become dispensing problems. For example, UV curable adhesives are affected by exposure to UV light. Dispensing equipment must therefore be non-transparent to protect the adhesive from UV light prior to dispensing. There are many other issues to be addressed when determining the best dispensing equipment. Talk to the experienced group of dispensing engineers at
CyabondŽ ; we bring productivity to production.
CyabondŽ offers a dispensing method for every one of our products. We provide a full line of valves, handguns, pressure vessels and needle tips.
CyabondŽ will help you design a modular system that meets your design requirements and is fully compatible with the selected adhesive.
CyabondŽ systems are cost effective, easy to use and will make your production process more efficient, and more cost-effective.
Increase Productivity with Adhesive Dispensing Reliabilty
CyabondŽ adhesives are used in manufacturing to improve finished product performance and quality, as well as enhance processing efficiencies. Through proper integration of adhesives into process design,
CyabondŽ can optimize the balance between cure time, open time, and production
CyabondŽ 's Equipment Group offers complete turnkey solutions for any manufacturing challenge - whether a new layout or modifying an existing one.
CyabondŽ supplies pick & place equipment, automated conveyors and custom material handling systems.
Production Line Design
The method of adhesive application and the time it takes the adhesive to reach its handling strength, will often influence the layout of a production line. It is important that the adhesive selection be compatible with the production line process.
CyabondŽ 's Equipment Group will work to optimize the layout of your manufacturing or processing facility by understanding the production characteristics of each adhesive being considered for your specific application.
CyabondŽ believes that support in this area is part of the service our customers have a right to demand from us.
Maximize Adhesive Utilization through Accurate Dispensing
Because of the chemical nature and cure methods of individual adhesives and sealants, each has special dispensing
requirements. Some require pail-pumping systems with dual mixing valves.
CyabondŽ dispensing systems can also control the flow rate of adhesives by time and pressure, a positive displacement volumetric valve, or a heat source to facilitate flow through the system.
CyabondŽ 's Equipment Group will ensure that your system components are
compatible with the adhesive being dispensed and providing maximum return on your adhesive investment.
Keeping Components Positioned Until Cure is Complete
CyabondŽ adhesives can be used in very precise applications when layout design includes the proper fixturing for the specific adhesive being used. It is important to ensure that once components are joined together using an adhesive, they are held securely in position while the adhesive cures. If movement is allowed before the adhesive reaches its working strength then some reduction in the ultimate performance is likely to occur. In some cases, a simple c-clamp is all that's needed. In other instances, precision fixturing with load cells and pressure transducers may be
Custom Cure Systems to Match Your Production Needs
CyabondŽ adhesives offer a wide variety of cure properties to match virtually any manufacturing requirement. The majority of
CyabondŽ adhesives cure naturally at room temperature after application. Others require the application of energy to achieve full cure and added joint strength. To increase production speed,
CyabondŽ offers accelerated cure adhesives. Faster cure times are achieved by with two component systems, or exposing the adhesive to UV light or elevated temperatures. Whether the application requires infrared, induction, convection or UV curing,
CyabondŽ can provide the complete curing system for all adhesive families.
Many acrylic adhesives cure within seconds upon exposure to Ultra Violet light. Cure parameters include the power of the UV lamp, distance from the light source, duration of exposure, intensity, and adhesive formulation. Equipment can range from simple hand held lamps to fully automated and integrated lamp and conveyer systems. Spectral output of lamps must be tuned to the curing wavelength of the photo-initiators used within the adhesive formulation.
Infrared (IR) Curing
Infrared energy is an exceptionally efficient way to quickly apply local heat to a bonding site. 1-part epoxies that must be heated can benefit from reduced curing times with IR curing versus conventional ovens. When IR heat is applied to 2-part epoxies that do not need to be heated their cure rate is greatly accelerated. Applying heat locally may also be advantageous when oven heating of the complete product is impractical.
The convection method allows either batch, or continuous processing of large volumes of parts, providing excellent part-to-part bond consistency. Commonly used to cure the 1-part family of epoxies, ovens provide an adaptable solution to many production situations. Batch ovens can be used to produce thousands of items at once, under identical conditions. Off peak power rates can also be used further reducing individual item cost. For continuous processing, tunnel ovens are often incorporated into production lines. 1-part adhesives can also be cured at the same time as epoxy powder paint coatings for a further reduction in energy costs.
Induction heating can be used for bonding ferrous metal parts by passing them though a metal loop carrying a very high current. Adhesives will gel in as little as 10-15 seconds, a full cure can be obtained in as little as 30 seconds. Care is needed to ensure that the adhesive is not over-heated. A detailed understanding of the behavior of epoxies under these conditions is required.
CyabondŽ will provide the knowledge and expertise you need to get the job done right.