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Safety During Operation

Only qualified personnel, physically capable of operating the equipment and with no impairments to their judgement or reaction times, are permitted to operate equipment. Read all component manuals before operating your Nordson equipment. A thorough understanding of components and their operation will help you operate the system safely and effectively. Before starting this equipment, check all safety interlocks, fire-detection systems and protective devices such as panels and covers. Make sure all devices are fully functional. Do not operate the system if these devices are not working properly. Do not deactivate or bypass automatic safety interlocks, locked-out electrical disconnects, or pneumatic valves.

  • Never operate equipment with a known malfunction or leak.

  • Do not attempt to operate electrical equipment if standing water is present.

  • Know where EMERGENCY STOP buttons, safety shut-off components and fire extinguisher are located. Make sure they work. If a component malfunctions, shut down and lock out the equipment immediately.

  • Know the pinch points, temperatures, pressures and dispense material composition for all equipment that you are working with. Recognize potential hazards associated with these and exercise appropriate caution.

  • Use this equipment only in the environments for which it is designed and rated. Do not operate this equipment in humid, flammable or explosive environments unless it has been rated for safe operation in these environments.

  • Before operating, make sure all equipment, objects being sprayed, and fluid containers are connected to a true earth ground.

  • Do not remove guards while the system is in operation. Failure to observe may cause personal injury from moving mechanical parts under the guards.

  • Never touch exposed electrical connections or equipment while the power is ON.

  • If you notice electrical arcing in a spray area, shut down the system immediately. An arc can cause a fire or explosion.

  • Do not operate the equipment at pressures higher than the rated maximum working pressure of any component in the system.

  • Keep parts of the body or loose clothing away from moving equipment or parts. Remove jewelry and cover or tie back long hair.

  • Shut-off moving equipment before taking measurements or inspecting work pieces.

  • Wear National Institute of Occupational Safety and Hazard (NIOSH) approved respirators while operating spray equipment and when performing maintenance and cleaning tasks.

  • Wear gloves, eye protection, and protective clothing to protect your skin when operating equipment.

  • If your skin has been exposed to dispensed materials or solvents, wash frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or drinking. Do not use solvents to remove coating materials from your skin.

  • Do not use high-pressure compressed air to blow dust or powder off your skin or clothes. High-pressure compressed air can be injected under the skin and cause serious injury or death. Treat all high-pressure fittings and hoses as if they could leak and cause injury.

  • Never point handguns or applicator nozzles at yourself or other people.

  • Do not smoke in the spray area. A lit cigarette could ignite a fire or cause an explosion.

  • Keep paint pumps, pressure pots, and containers of flammable materials far enough away from spray booths to prevent their inclusion in a booth fire.

  • Make sure the liquid in the heater is circulated to the external circuit when the heater is operating.

  • Do not use fluids that will corrode the equipment.

Contact Adhesive

In the United States

Customer Support Center
Telephone: 888-NORDSON
Facsimile:   866-NORDFAX

Technical Support and Service
Telephone: 877-NORDSVC

Sales Inquiries
Telephone: 800.683.2314
Facsimile:   866-NORDFAX

Outside United States
Nordson Global Directory