Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment

Graco Announces Precise Liquid Silicone Rubber Systems for Manufacturing Wearables
Graco Fluid Automation features new, high-precision dispensing equipment

North Canton, OH – Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) a world leader in fluid handling products and systems, announces the availability of the Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment for wearables applications. The new Graco Fluid Automation F4 series systems are designed to keep the dispensing of two-component LSR consistently precise, with two flow meters ensuring the material remains on-ratio. The Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 dispensing equipment help to reduce costs by eliminating off-ratio dispensing and therefore waste caused by non-cured products.

“The introduction of the Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 and F-4-55 ushers in a new level of precision in the dispensing of LSR,” commented David Bordwell, Global Product Manager for Graco’s Advanced Fluid Dispense division. “The equipment’s helical gear and unique flow meter construction allows the F4-5 series systems to measure material in extremely small increments, which increases the operator’s ability to detect even the smallest anomaly much sooner.”

The system’s two flow meters allow for constant oversight of dispensing ratios. If the system encounters an issue and off-ratio conditions exist, it automatically shuts down to prevent wasted material and unusable products. The stainless steel construction of Graco’s Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 dispensing equipment helps to reduce waste in wearables manufacturing. Graco machines are easy to clean, making it less likely that contamination will occur, especially after material switches. This also saves costs by reducing the likelihood of contaminated, non-curing products.

Additional benefits include a reduced machine footprint to provide more floor space for moving and storage, and the substitution of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) with the more robust proprietary Graco Control Architecture (GCA).

“The move to Graco Control Architecture translates into easy startup and operation for the end user. GCA controls are more user friendly, thereby saving the user time, service and support requirements,” Bordwell added.

For more information about Graco AFD, call 1.800.746.1334 or email FluidMgmt@graco.com.


Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction, and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.