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Graco Therm-O-Flow system boasts 200% greater material throughput capability than competitors

July 7, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton

Jul. 7, 2015 – Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD) says its Therm-O-Flow Bulk Hot Melt System is an ideal fit for moisture block coating applications in the cable industry.

Boasting material throughput capability 200 per cent greater than its leading competitors, Therm-O-Flow systems have been designed to improve process efficiency and production capacity while reducing energy costs and supporting environmental initiatives, says Graco AFD. The Therm-O-Flow 200 is available in configurations specially tailored for dispensing a moisture block primary cable coating, applied to facilitate adhesion of a moisture block powder deposited onto the cable downstream in the process. The system dispenses a hot-applied, butyl-based, inert compound into a heated coating head. Bare cable strands are pulled through the coating head after a braiding process. Dispense temperatures range from 149 C to 177 C.

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