SPRAYMATION, INC., is a manufacturer of electromechanical machinery and equipment for the application of thermoplastic and cold adhesives (as well as dozens of other fluids -- including perfumes, lubricants, tars and sealants, and many others) for industrial applications in packaging, product assembly, and nonwoven converting operations. Along with the adhesive application equipment line there are other products for automatic spray painting for supply to the automotive industry, and coating formulators for laboratory use.
Almost every conceivable industry requires adhesive application equipment, whether it is used for sealing individual boxes of food products, sealing corrugated cases, bonding in various non-woven applications (such as disposable diaper manufacturing), or in constructing assembled products (such as speaker enclosures). Equipment is provided directly to end users and/or to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who purchase for installation on equipment that they manufacture.
In addition, equipment has also been supplied to automotive manufacturers and coating formulators to handle their requirements for painting test panels (referred to as Automatic Test Panel Spray units). Another product supplied for the fabrication of painting units to automatically coat the inside of electrical conduit, as is required by the National Electrical Code.
Spraymation began in New Jersey in 1958, later moving its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1978. In the beginning, the company was primarily involved in automatic spray painting applications, including the supplying of complete painting systems to companies such as General Motors and others for their automotive assembly plants throughout the world.
In Spraymation's early years, much of its business related to automatic painting systems, including developing applicator heads for various fluids including adhesives. This development brought about the design and patent of the ELECTROMATIC Applicator Head, which today is the major component in all SPRAYMATION adhesive application systems. As design work continued on a complete adhesive application system, ELECTROMATIC Applicator Heads were provided for use with a customer's existing adhesive application system. Early versions of the ELECTROMATIC Applicator Head were not heated and were used for applying cold adhesives, paint, marking fluids, perfumes, and other similar fluids.
Today, SPRAYMATION is primarily involved with the manufacturer and sale of adhesive dispensing equipment for the application of both cold adhesive and hot melts. SPRAYMATION no longer supplies complete automotive paint lines, but has retained many of the more critical types of equipment such as that designed to coat the inside of electrical conduit and our automatic test panels spray units. In fact, almost all automotive manufacturers and coating formulators throughout the world, have standardized on such automatic test panel units for their requirements of reproducing repeatable painted "test panels."
In addition, new applications for our COMPUSPRAY and THERMOPULSE systems continue to be investigated. The ELECTROMATIC guns, both for cold adhesives and hot melts, continue to offer advantages to users and in fact, we offer "conversion kits" which allow ELECTROMATIC guns to be used with competitive systems. The unique ELECTROMATIC gun is actuated by a built in solenoid, and therefore does not require packings or seals, as is the case with the majority of competitive air operated heads. This results also in the ELECTROMATIC gun being able to actuate faster than such guns, making it ideal for high speed applications where small repeatable amounts of material are required to be dispensed.
Currently SPRAYMATION markets its products throughout the world. In the United States we maintain a salesforce located throughout the country. European sales are handled by agents and certified distributors. We also have agents located in Japan, Australia, Canada, and South America.
SPRAYMATION'S primary manufacturing center is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in a 48,000 square foot facility.
Thermoplastic (hot melt) adhesives are materials which are solid at room temperature, but with the addition of heat, become liquid and can then be applied in various patterns such as lines, dots, or in some cases airless spray patterns and/or air dispensed or atomizing spray patterns. Hot melt adhesives are used in just about every conceivable industry wherever quick setting adhesives are required. The major advantage of a hot melt is its ability, once heat is removed, to set up and bond quickly. The advent of thermoplastic adhesives offered an ideal market for a complete hot melt adhesive application, which became known as Spraymation's THERMOPULSE systems.
Hot melt adhesives require heat to transform them into a liquid state, which allows them to be pumped and dispensed through an adhesive application system. Spramation's THERMOPULSE system is uniformly heated and controlled (including the adhesive tank). The pumping system used, along with the hoses to transfer the adhesive and the applicator head (such as Spraymation's ELECTROMATIC head) are also heated under precise control.
Almost every item requires packaging of some sort, thus many hot melt applications involve packaging. The next largest category of usage pertains to product assembly (the bonding of various components together to result in a finished product). Hot melts are also used to encapsulate, seal, or connect various assemblies. After the adhesive is actually applied and has "cooled" (which takes only seconds or less), does the adhesive bond the materials together.
Speed of adherence is important to applications where high production rates are the priority. This can be illustrated by an application where normal adhesive glue had been previously used. With this type of cold adhesive, case sealers (automatic equipment designed to physically seal top and bottom flaps of corrugated containers) were required to compress sections which were up to 15 feet in length. These flaps needed to be held in place until the cold adhesive had cured enough to allow the container to be moved and shipped. When this process was converted to a hot melt adhesive application system, the compression section could be reduced to 15 inches or less. Cases were then sealed at much higher speeds, and as a result of the smaller area freed up valuable plant space.
The potential applications for hot melt adhesives are virtually endless, and new applications and new hot melt materials with different characteristics are always in development (requiring new applicators, systems, and methods of application). SPRAYMATION is one of the few companies who provide standard and custom designed systems to meet a user's specific requirements.
Cold adhesive application equipment and systems continue to be supplied for similar types of applications by SPRAYMATION, including many operations involving paper converting (such as tail tie applications for paper towels and toilet tissue). In addition, other fluids are also applied with such equipment, and include small amounts of perfume, silicone, marking fluids, and just about anything our customers require.
SPRAYMATION is continually involved with product
improvement and quality control.
Spraymation is registered ISO9001:2008.
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