People sometimes chance upon Uniflow. Perhaps they found us after a competing machine couldn’t pump fast enough for the job. Or they had another manufacturer vouch for the reliability of our hot melt drum melters. No matter how a business learns about our unloaders, they almost immediately realize it’s worth switching.
Here are five of the top reasons to choose a Uniflow.
1. FASTER PUMPING WITH UNIFLOW INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
At IMMCO, we guarantee our hot melt drum melters will pump 40% faster than competing machines (no matter the hot melt). Production output at your facility can increase dramatically by switching to Uniflow.
Take a look at Uniflow’s Adhesive Pumping Rates.
The first thing to notice is we can pump any hot melt material and, second, note the pump rate. It’s fast. Our machined platens have almost twice the heat transfer area of any competitor. It’s no wonder Uniflow is the best hot melt machine on the market.
Now, consider the drum melter that’s supplying hot melt to your line; is its pump rate holding back your production efforts?
2. OUR ROBUST DESIGN DECREASES DOWNTIME
Switching to reliable equipment improves your likelihood of achieving reliable production. Uniflow hot melt drum melters are highly dependable machines.
- Heavy-duty gear pumps. We build our units with gear pumps to deliver a steady flow with little maintenance. These pumps last longer than the piston pumps our competitors use. And a Uniflow’s gear pump doesn’t need any oil.
- Durable platen seals. Our Seg-O-Seal® system lets the seal “roll” in the dovetail grooves around the perimeter of the platen so that it avoids any twisting damage, which helps our seals last longer. And, you can even install them when the platen’s hot.
If you have a challenging application plagued by downtime, consider switching to a Uniflow. It’s not unheard of for manufacturers to reduce a crippling 70% downtime to nearly zero.
Think about it; if your hot melt drum melter didn’t need repairs, how much time would you save?
3. UNIFLOW’S PLATEN GETS MORE OUT OF EACH DRUM
A Uniflow drum unloader saves you money on every barrel of adhesive. How? We’re able to get more hot melt from the bottom of your drum. And not just a little more.
Uniflow leaves a mere 1/8th of an inch; 2 lbs or less of waste!
With one of our competitors’ pumps, you’re left with 1.5 to 3 inches of leftover material in the drum (about 20 to 40 lbs of waste). If you’re a manufacturer using a PUR (polyurethane reactive) adhesive that cures with moisture, then any material left behind is totally useless.
Our machined platen has nearly 4,663 square inches of heat transfer surface (about double that of any competitor). With this heat area and Uniflow’s unique fin pattern, you’re able to reduce the amount of material left in the drum drastically.
Imagine if you could pump to the bottom of the barrel. How much more production output would you get from every drum of adhesive?
4. NON-PROPRIETARY CONTROLS ENSURE AVAILABILITY
Most competitors use proprietary controls for their hot melt drum melters. They charge more for parts and, when components fail, you can’t just head out to your usual supplier. With proprietary parts, you must buy directly from the manufacturer, which could mean a special order or long lead times that hurt production (and the bottom line).
Uniflow controls are non-proprietary and use 100% off-the-shelf components so that you can get electrical spare parts, fast. We’ll never lock you to a particular brand—you’re free to choose your supplier. You can shop around for the best price and keep a stock of replacement parts, confident that you’re ready for it if there is a problem.
If you could support your hot melt drum melter controls with off-the-shelf parts, how much more uptime would you have?
5. IMMCO OFFERS REMOTE MONITORING
Have you ever had a problem with a hot melt drum melter that shut down your production? Every minute waiting for a technician to show up is a minute of lost revenue. With remote monitoring, IMMCO can detect potential issues and even solve problems without sending out a technician.
Remote monitoring allows us, with your permission, to check the unit’s inputs, outputs, faults, heat zone settings, actual temperatures, motor speed, and more to diagnose problems as they happen. We’ll not only find issues fast, but we’ll also assist by phone, walking you through a fix, so you get back up and running quickly.
If your hot melt drum melter manufacturer could solve problems remotely, what would that mean for your production and peace of mind?
ACHIEVE BETTER RESULTS WITH A UNIFLOW HOT MELT DRUM MELTER
A Uniflow hot melt drum melter pumps faster, and it’s reliable, efficient, and well-supported. Our machines can pay for themselves in as little as three months. Don’t take our word for it; read about it here: