When a Burlington manufacturer was ready to increase the capacity of their production line, they called on STANMECH Technologies. The company has been a long-time customer of Leister products, for which STANMECH is the master distributor in Canada. They have successfully used various Leister hot air guns in the past, which have been individually mounted into their process line.
A need to increase their volume of production meant they needed a larger heater with a temperature control that could match temperature to the production rate of their process. This heater needed to become part of the production line,
providing consistent results whatever the size of the product they were forming. Different temperatures are needed to dry the glue on the various products, but consistent results are needed for the faster production rate.
The company made the request in December, and by March of the following year the solution was finalized into their production line. They ended up with the Leister Tool 10,000, one of the largest tools STANMECH offered at the time. STANMECH engineers built a special control system for it.
“What we designed was very adaptable to their existing production line control equipment,” says the customer’s Technical Sales Representative from STANMECH, who worked with STANMECH engineers on the system. “Our control system met their operating platform.”
The benefits to the company are faster, more consistent production with repeatable results every time. Their process can be finely controlled, resulting in more inputs with fewer defects. Problems can be quickly spotted and corrected if something goes wrong. “They have a Leister product, that, regardless of product size, gives them desired results,” the Technical Sales Representative sums up.
STANMECH Technologies Inc.
STANMECH Technologies Inc. has been providing solutions for processes that involve the precise application of heat and air since 1981. With expertise in plastics forming and joining methods, as well as heat and air sources for industrial applications, STANMECH provides customized solutions for specific applications challenges in most industries across Canada.
Authorized by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario to offer professional engineering services.