Newburyport, Massachusetts -- US-based Ashby Cross Co. has introduced a new, fully automatic meter/mix/dispense machine for urethanes, epoxies and silicones that produces small shots with high accuracy and repeatability and also stores up to 15 shot sizes.
The Ashby Cross Model 1125 Variable Ratio IDS is a plc-based design that handles materials with ratios from 1:1 to 6:1 by volume. Its touch-screen interface offers menu-selectable shot sizes from 0.30 cc to 160 cc.
Newburyport, Massachusetts-based Ashby Cross says depending upon ratio, this adhesive dispensing system stores up to 15 user-defined shot sizes, and provides +/-1% volume accuracy and repeatability.
The model is suitable for low- to mid-volume production and R&D. It uses piston-cylinder metering, standard static mixers, handles viscosities up to 100 000 cps, has a compact 18" x 12" footprint, and operates on 110 VAC and 100 psi air.
Standard features include a digital encoder mode for shot control, pot life timer, dispense head and metering cycle counters, and cycle set points for preventive maintenance.
The system is priced from $10 995.00 up, depending on configuration.