Nordson VersaBlue Adhesive Melters Offer Versatility

Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson Corp.’s
VersaBlue® XN Series adhesive melters enable users to dispense up to 200 liters of up to two
different hot melt adhesives for nonwoven disposable feminine hygiene, adult incontinence and
infant applications; as well as to coat and laminate textiles, paper, films and other wide-web

The melters, available with 50-, 100- and 200-liter holding capacities, may be used in
combination with up to eight dual- or single-stream metering spur-gear pumps, which can dispense up
to 118.7 cubic centimeters of adhesive per revolution, and either the Siemens® S7 or Allen-Bradley®
ControlLogix® programmable logic controllers. The company reports the XN series also features
graphical touch-screen panels and a single-point management system that consolidates auxiliary
temperature, motor and pressure controls; the ability to control remote applicators and metering
stations; variable-speed alternating-current motors; and a grid and reservoir tank that are
designed to reduce adhesive degradation and ensure maximum throughput.

According to Nordson, easy installation, setup and servicing are made possible with
quick-disconnect hose/gun power, input/output connectors, and open access to hydraulic and
electrical sections. Because of the XN melters’ modular design, users may upgrade and retrofit
onsite and use common parts compatible with other VersaBlue melters.

October 24, 2006