North Canton, OH – Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) a world leader in fluid handling products and systems, announces the release of the Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment. 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. This is particularly critical in industries like medical device manufacturing, where pharmaceutical properties added to the LSR make materials extremely expensive, and in infant care product manufacturing, where off-ratio dispensing can result in product defects.
“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 series systems to measure material in extremely small increments, which increases the operator’s ability to detect even the smallest anomaly much sooner.”
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 parts. 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).
According to Graco’s Global Product Manager, David Bordwell, “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.”
Graco began accepting orders for the Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 series equipment on June 1. For more information about Graco AFD, call 1.800.746.1334 or email FluidMgmt@graco.com.