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Basic TS250/ TS255 bench dispensers manual applications
Last Updated: 19/06/2012
The TS250/ TS255 basic dispensers provide tremendous application solutions beyond the traditional industries for dispensing (such as automotive, electronics, computer, medical device makers, etc). The TS250 and TS255 dispensers have had success in other areas. Here is a partial listing: -
  • Engravers and Sign Makers
  • Novelty and Greeting Cards
  • Vinyl Window Manufacturers
  • Book Binders
  • Plastic Fabricators (example, point of sale display cases)
  • Indoor/ Outdoor Furniture Manufacturers

Some of the major advantages we've heard from our customers using the TS250/ TS255 series:

  • Easier fluid deposits with more responsive control.
  • Elimination of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) or RSI problems. Much less fatiguing for operators to use.
  • Much greater accuracy in the amount of and where fluid is applied.

It would be impossible to list all of the TS250/ TS255 series applications. The TS250 is used for most general adhesives up to thick pastes. The TS255 is used for watery liquids, solvents and Cyanoacrylates. Here are some application examples:

Application: A rubberised decorative ink is applied to a silkscreened pattern on a T-shirt.

Previous method: Several operators were involved in the "inking" application. (4) T-shirts were spread over a rotary carousel. Each operator was responsible to apply a different coloured ink to a particular pattern on the T-shirt. Squeeze bottles were used to apply the ink. Weekly production rate: 400 dozen per week.

Current method: Each operator was given a TS250 dispenser and a 12oz cartridge to apply the rubberised ink. Since there were (5) carousel lines, up to (20) TS250s and 12oz cartridge assemblies were purchased.

Major Benefit(s):

  • Weekly production rate increased to 750 dozen, up from 400 dozen done by squeeze bottles.
  • Operators no longer complained of fatigue or sore hands.
  • Workforce consisted of generally unskilled staff. There was a concern about their ability to "adapt" to the dispensers. To the surprise of management, it took less than 5 minutes to be trained with the dispenser.

Vinyl Window Manufacturer

Application: Vinyl windows require a PVC cement where the corners of the window meet (mitre joint). The PVC cement prevents the mitre joint from separating.

Previous method: Operators using squeeze bottles would squeeze the glue into the joints, being careful not to apply too much. It was hard to get someone good at gluing the joints. Operator has to know how hard to squeeze the bottle and for how long.

Current method: Now using the TS255 dispenser to apply the solvent cement. The TS250 "squeezes" the same amount each time and starts/ stops immediately by food pedal control. Clean uniform beads are now applied easily without any special operator training or skill.

Major Benefits:

  • Clean, even dispensing of PVC cement
  • Eliminated operator fatigue and risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and RSI.
  • Requires no special operator training or skill
  • Becomes quicker over time by reducing guesswork

Additional comments:

The TS255 is also supplied with in-line filters and various dispensing tips to achieve the deposit size required.

Engraved Letter Filling

Application: Filling of engraved letters with assorted coloured paints. Typical items with engraved letters would be:

  • Desktop nameplates
  • Trophy placards
  • Telephone buttons
  • Radio cabinets
  • Signs
  • Lift or cashpoint machine buttons

Previous methods: Operators would use swabs, hand syringes, wiping cloths, toothpicks and squeeze bottles to fill the engravings.

Current method: With TS255 dispensers, operators are able to insert dispensing tips into engravings and accurately fill with coloured paint.

Major Benefits:

  • Increased throughput
  • Clean, easy dispensing of paint into engravings
  • Reduced risk of rejects from air bubbles forming in paint
  • Dramatic reduction in cleanup time
  • Reduced usage of paints

With traditional manual application methods before using the TS255, rejected parts can be common, slowed production is a fact of life and a messy work area almost impossible to avoid.

Plastic Fabricator (Point Of Sale Display Cabinets)

Application: Bonding pieces of acrylic with a resin bond solvent in the manufacture of Point-of-Purchase Display Units. These can be found in your local supermarket or shop holding sale signs, a rack for greeting cards or even a turntable type displaying the newest CDs or DVDs on the market.

Previous Method: Operators would hold 5oz size squeeze bottles with a specially made needle. (The needles were made by making a hole in the cap, inserting a piece of plastic tubing, approximately 14 gauge, 4-6" in length, and bonding it to the cap. A medical needle was then attached to the tubing).

Operators would ever so lightly squeeze the bottle while dragging the needle against the pieces being bonded.

Current Method: Now using TS255, 30cc barrels, brush tips or flexible polypro.

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