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Best Practices When Choosing Hot Melt Replacement Parts

Best Practices When Choosing Hot Melt Replacement Parts

Bulk hot melt equipment is used by industries and businesses around the world to simplify and speed up the adhesion process. This can include tasks as simple as carton assembly, to more complex product assembly operations.

This equipment, while convenient and easy to use, requires capital investment. Fortunately, it’s easy to purchase hot melt replacement parts for your units, and as long as you follow the guidelines below, you’ll be able to keep your units in top condition for years to come without investing in a new hot melt dispensing system.

Selecting the Right Hot Melt Replacement Part

Read the manual

When it comes to hot melt units and equipment in general, it is very important to read the manufacturers manual. The manual will provide some basic care and maintenance guidance, along with information on which parts can be replaced and how to replace these parts.

Plan appropriately

Make sure you budget for your replacement parts as part of your regular budgeting cycle.  Replacement parts, while much cheaper than new units, can still make up a significant percentage of a maintenance budget, so it’s important to factor this information into your planning as early as possible.

Purchase genuine OEM parts wherever possible

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is the term used when one company makes a part that is used in another company’s end product. OEM parts should essentially be the same as the parts you are replacing and should provide you with the same level of service.

Purchase based on quality, not price  

Purchasing parts from non-licensed vendors is basically an exercise in futility. While the cost might (sometimes) be cheaper, the long-term cost is generally significantly higher. Not only do you risk potentially damaging the unit, but you can also expect this part to have lower tolerances than the official parts, and you will likely just end up replacing it again. The old adage “you get what you pay for” generally applies, so make sure you are getting your replacement parts from the right source.

Axco bulk hot melt tank equipment

Choose a partner that can support you for the long haul

You need to partner with a company that can not only provide you with the right information and service, but one that will be there for you regardless of where you are located. The company should have a seasoned staff that can get an answer to whatever questions or concerns you may have.

Nordson Hot Melt Equipment

Nordson is a leading manufacturer of hot melt machines, and they are a world leader in the production of hot melt adhesive dispensing systems, with their equipment being used to seal millions of boxes annually.

Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson offers a wide range of replacement parts, accessories and service kits to keep their systems operating at peak efficiency.

While their equipment can be complex, we can help make things significantly easier for you and can help you find the replacement parts that will let you make the most of your equipment. We can also provide in-depth guidance on what you need to get your unit working optimally for your industry and needs.

Nordson bulk hot melt filter replacement

Hot Melt Replacement Parts to Consider Stocking

Adhesive filters – These are installed between the hose and gun and are instrumental in trapping particulate matter that could contaminate the spray and cause the bond to fail.

Low-cost Nordson nozzles - Replacing a nozzle is a simple process, and the hot melt dispensing units are designed to work with a variety of different sized and shaped nozzles, so you have a lot of options.

Applicator and filter jackets – Our applicators are all American-made Nordson applicators and are designed with high-tech features to refine the angle and spray of the adhesive being sprayed.

Service kits – These are designed to help you maintain your Nordson unit in the best possible condition and to extend the life of your system to its longest possible extent.

To extend the life of your equipment and keep operating costs to a minimum, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and maintenance.