01 May 2012
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Quick adhesive solution for Ford components

A quick and simple solution was required to provide added security for one of Ford Components Manufacturing laminated metal shim pack products.

Known as edgepeel, the pack provides a number of shims, to specific customer requirements, that can be quickly and easily selected at the point of assembly thus speeding up production. These thin steel shims are normally held together by their oil coating, but in a specialist application, a more robust solution was sought – and supplied by adhesive specialists Intertronics in the form of Dymax Multi-Cure 6-621 and a Fisnar adhesive dispenser.

The system, which is designed to provide bonding with easy dispensing and fast UV/visible light cure, was tested on the oil coated laminate steel shims and proved entirely successful by virtue of the extremely tiny bond line achieved on the edge of the shims – and by the presence of an oil coating – the two factors combining to enable just the right level of adhesion for the task at hand, providing stable adhesion during storage and transit as well as clean separation when needed.

Kevin Aldrich at Ford explained: "We were delighted – Intertronics came up with a quick simple system which fitted very easily into our production process with optimal results and at reasonable cost – full marks all round!"

Author
Paul Gay

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