Baumer hhs: Centralised adhesive supply for the entire packaging production chain
15th November 2018
The new Xfeed by Baumer hhs is the world’s first system to supply adhesive to all hot glue devices in a facility. Even across long distances, the adhesive granules are distributed from the storage area to the devices, which are then filled automatically. Up to 20 hot glue devices can be fed by one Xfeed system.
The Xfeed bag station is the central storage place for the adhesive. Depending on how much adhesive is needed, the Xfeed bag station or the Xfeed big bag station, with a capacity of 500 kg, is used. The adhesive can be stored outside of the production area.
The system is operated via a state-of-the-art, intuitive touchscreen display. The integrated dispense tower dispenses the adhesive granules, according to the individual demand, and conveys them to the Xfeed distributor, by use of compressed air. Depending on how much adhesive is needed, the configurable tower can dispense between 0.5 and 10 litres of adhesive granules in one operation.
The linearly operated Xfeed distributor is linked to the terminal devices. The adhesive granules delivered to it are distributed to the hot glue devices, based on current demand (configurable with 4 or 8 connections, as required by the application). By integrating additional Xfeed distributors, up to 20 hot glue devices can be connected.
The adapter attached to the hot glue device carries the granules to the melting tank. The fill level in the hot glue device is measured by an adjustable capacitive sensor. The Xfeed filler does not require specific manufacturers and is adaptable to customer needs. It is thus possible to integrate hot glue devices by other manufacturers into the system.
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