Henkel will be highlighting one of its many success stories at Southern Manufacturing 2016. The company works extensively with Ford and its LOCTITE adhesive products are widely used in the engine manufacturing process.
The 1-litre Ford EcoBoost engine that will be featured on the Henkel stand is just one example. This engine is small and highly stressed, four times that of a standard engine but Henkel has developed a silicone gasketing adhesive, LOCTITE 5900, that can accommodate the increased vibration and also a special anaerobic gel, LOCTITE 5189, to seal cam caps.
This application does not just serve to demonstrate Henkel’s prowess in sealing highly stressed joints, however. It also shows how Henkel’s LOCTITE adhesives can be effectively incorporated into automated production when specified in tandem with dedicated dispensing equipment.
Indeed, how an adhesive is applied significantly influences its overall performance and cost efficiency. Henkel will therefore be emphasising its expertise in the supply of dispensing equipment at the show. The choice ranges from manual through to fully automatic and standard to bespoke.
Shown for the first time at Southern Manufacturing 2016 will be Henkel’s new Twin Rotor Pump. Based on the principle of volume change, a process which ensures consistent dosing, this volumetric dispensing system is suitable for use in automatic workstations, transfer lines and in robotised assembly for precise dispensing of adhesive dots and beads onto mating surfaces and flanges.
In general the Henkel stand will focus on its core technologies – threadlocking, sealing, gasketing, retaining, instant and structural bonding. Many of these processes will be demonstrated using the latest product introductions. A good example is the new LOCTITE 4902 that combines the traditional benefits of an instant adhesive with flexibility, resistance to leaks and excellent sealing capability; it is particularly useful in medical device manufacture.
Henkel will be at Southern Manufacturing 2016, Farnborough, 9–11 February 2016 on Stand no M91. Please visit www.loctite.co.uk for further information.