|Maximum on/off cycle speed||10,000 cycles per minute|
|Application width||up to 500 mm / 19.6 in.|
|Adhesive viscosity||100 cps min / 20,000 cps max|
|Maximum operating temperature||200°C / 390°F|
|Pneumatic pressure||74 psi (5 bar) min / 125 psi (9 bar) max|
|Adhesive pressure||100 psi (7 bar) min / 1,000 psi (68 bar) max|
|Service requirements||230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1 phase with 24 VDC control voltage (custom configurations available)|
The Apex is a high speed intermittent die capable of applying clean patches of adhesive. The ‘suckback’ modules mean no adhesive is applied to the substrate the moment the die is turned off. This type of die is typically used on printing or label presses in conjunction with our DY2008 controller. The die is available in a range of different widths to suit your particular requirements. Standard Apex dies are available in widths up to 500mm, custom builds are available on request to achieve wider coating widths.
The self-cleaning die lip permits the use of a variety of adhesive viscosities and offers a significant advantage to the operator when it comes to maintaining a clean substrate and application head. Please see the image (right) for a basic example of the type of pattern achievable with an Apex.
Once the maximum coating width for your project has been specified we are able to supply a range of laser cut shims for use with the Apex die. This will allow coating widths below your maximum to be achieved with a simple change of shim.
Two examples of the different configurations possible with an Apex are pictured left and right. The two port Apex will coat to a maximum of 150mm whilst the five port Apex is suitable for widths up to 270mm.
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