Changing out Glues DO’s and DON’T
Don’t Waste Time and Money on Solvents, Wax, Oils, or Purge Compounds
Why Not To Use Solvents:
- Cost of Additional Hose Purge, solvents are not recommended for hot melt hoses
- Cost of Time, purging Solvent out of the system
- Cost of Down Time, Solvents break up char over time, this can cause nozzle and filter clogging
- Cost of Solvent $$$$
- Cost of Safety, Solvents are thinner than the adhesive, creating a greater risk of hot liquid burns
Why Not To Use Wax:
- Cost of Time, purging the Wax from the system
- Cost of Wax $$$$
- Cost of Safety, Wax is thinner than the adhesive, causing a greater risk of hot liquid burns
Why Not To Use Oil
- Cost of Time, purging the Oil from the system
- Cost of Oil $$$$
- Cost of Safety, Oil is thinner than the adhesive. Causing a greater risk of hot liquid burns
Why Not To Use a Purge Compound
- Cost of Time, cleaning the Purge Compound out of the system
- Cost of Purge Compound $$$$
Do Save time and money with a few simple steps from ADQ
Just follow these change over steps to save time, money, and aggravation of clogged nozzles.
- Safety First, wear safety glasses, gloves and go slow.
- Drain the old glue from the tank.
- Clean any foreign material from the bottom of the tank and wipe out as much of the old glue as possible.
- Remove the guns from the hoses.
- Add your new glue to your tank and set the temperature of the hot melt system 50 – 100 deg. F below manufactures running temperature of the new glue.
- Making sure that the new glue is liquid at the reduced temp, purge adhesive through each hose individually until you are sure that any old glue has been purged from the hoses.
- Next re-attached the guns to each hose and purge the new glue through each gun.
- Set the hot melt system to the manufactures recommended running Temperature.
- Now you are ready to run with your new glue!