Patent on Plug & Glue system from Baumer hhs upheldDecember 18, 2019
Baumer hhs aims to be a partner to its customers for hot melt application, continually supplying them with pioneering innovations. One example is the company’s patented Plug & Glue system.
“In 2006, our engineers developed an idea for hot melt units that can configure themselves automatically. They implemented it by equipping the individual hot melt hoses and the glue application heads with data carriers. Using the stored data, the controller in the hot melt unit automatically detects newly connected hoses or glue application heads following replacement, and adjusts the control parameters accordingly. Besides ensuring optimum functioning of the control system, the stored operating data also supports preventive maintenance,” says Thomas Walther, Head of Business Development, explaining the key advantages of the system developed and patented by his company.
The data carriers on the individual components store all the information needed for perfect hardware/software interaction in the hot melt application systems. For example, the units are brought up to temperature as quickly as possible, but prevented from overshooting it. The adhesive is neither burned nor exposed to thermal degradation. This additionally protects the materials from which the individual components of the hot melt system are fabricated. Another factor is the very high energy efficiency of the technology. Hot melt systems from Baumer hhs have been proven to consume up to 50% less energy than other systems on the market. And because maintenance-related operating data is stored on the data carriers and not in the controllers of the hot melt units, the data moves from unit to unit when components are reconfigured and is available at all times for preventive maintenance. This information helps to significantly reduce unplanned downtime and increase the productivity of a hot melt application system.