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Nordson Introduces Retrofit Kits to Add an Adhesive Tracking System to Any Nordson Packaging Melter

10 Jul 2017

Duluth, Georgia, USA

A new adhesive tracking system (ATS) retrofit kit available from Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) makes it easy to add flow measurement capabilities to any Nordson packaging melter. The ATS retrofit kit allows users to precisely measure adhesive usage in real time and receive an alert when the dispensed amount of adhesive goes outside of a pre-determined tolerance band.


Nordson’s unique adhesive tracking system uses a precision gear flow meter. As the adhesive flows through the system, the ATS sensors track the rotating gears and sends that information back to the control box. The gears directly measure adhesive volume and alerts the system when the amount of adhesive per product is outside of a tolerance band set by the user. An output signal can also be customized to stop the line, eject product or signal a light tower when a product does not meet the pre-determined standards. By tracking the precise amount of adhesive dispensed onto a package, users can save money, prevent adhesive waste, and improve product quality that minimizes pop-opens and costly rework. A USB port on the control box allows historical data to be downloaded and analyzed.


In October 2016, Nordson introduced the ProBlue Liberty ATS and ProBlue ATS, packaging melters with gear flow meters factory-integrated into their manifolds. The new ATS retrofit kits contain all the pieces to mimic this capability on a previously purchased melter. The kit includes an external flow meter-manifold and a control box, which both have flexible mounting capabilities, allowing them to either attach directly to the melter or elsewhere on the parent machine. The kit also includes a sensor, hose and other necessary components.

For more information about Nordson’s ATS retrofit kits or any of our adhesive dispensing solutions, contact Nordson toll-free at (800) 234-0506, fax toll-free (866) 667-3329 or visit

About Nordson
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials, plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at, @Nordson_Corp, or