Hot Melt Adhesives

BeardowAdams have been purchasing conveying equipment from UniTrak Powderflight for their hot melt adhesives for more than fifteen years. In 2012, BeardowAdams decided to build a plant in Charlottle, NC to meet the needs of their North American customers, and approached UniTrak to provide Powderflight aeromechanical conveyors. Much of the layout of the factory came from the Plant Manager not wanting to stray from a winning formula.

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Powderflight Aeromechanical Conveyor Free Flowing Explosive/Hazardous

  • Customer: BeardowAdams
  • Industry: Plastics and Resins
  • Materials: Hot Melt Adhesives
  • Equipment: M-100 Powderflight Conveyor

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The design of the UK facility was geared towards optimizing a small space, and they needed to find conveying equipment that would not only move their material quickly and efficiently, but also around other processes. At the new USA plant, BeardowAdams wanted to convey 22,000 pounds of wax adhesives, resins and EVA, over the course of 12 hours. They wanted the conveyor to be fed from a bag dump station via a short screw feeder at ground level, and elevated and discharged into a large melting tank.

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UniTrak recommended the Powderflight M-100 Multipath aeromechanical conveyor. With its heavy duty construction and configuration versatility Powderflight was the ideal choice. It easily handles this free-flowing material, in a dust-tight tube. The aeration of the wax, resin & EVA allows for the throughput rate of 13 cubic feet per minute. Since BeardowAdams had several Powderflight installations at their UK plant, they felt very secure with their new order, and that the equipment was right for the job.

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BeardowAdams Inc. was once again satisfied with their purchase of the Powderflight aeromechanical conveyor and its overall performance and went on to order three additional Powderflights for the Charlotte plant within the next year. Upon placing the order Operations Manager Peter Gallivan said, “I know how good these machines are.” He added that a good preventative maintenance program is something that BeardowAdams believes in to make sure that all their equipment “is looked after and serviced regularly”, echoing approach that our equipment works superbly when well cared for.

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“I know how good these machines are.” He added that a good preventative maintenance program is something that BeardowAdams believes in to make sure that all their equipment “is looked after and serviced regularly”

– Operations Manager Peter Gallivan (BeardowAdams)