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Applications

IDS focus is on thick viscosity adhesives and sealants. We have designed, manufactured and installed these systems in automotive paint and body shops, Tier 1 providers and general industry.  Additionally, IDS can provide customized maintenance service for its customers, which are available through service contracts or spot buy.  

 

Automotive body shop applications have demanded newer technologies to eliminate issues related to plant temperature swings and viscosity issues.  These issues create problems in quality and excessive material use. This increases manufacturing cost and maintenance requirements.

 

Today, IDS does not require expensive material temperature conditioning (while most competitors do) to solve these common viscosity issues, we manage viscosity changes automatically with our I-flow controller. IDS can maintain a 2mm bead from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (without temperature conditioning) providing a $15,000 to $20,000 cost savings per system.  This improves quality, reduces excessive material use, decreases manufacturing costs and maintenance requirements. Additionally, the IDS process reduces floor space requirements and operating costs. 

 

IDS can provide temperature conditioning systems when the application requires the material temperature to be changed to control the bead shape or the tackiness of the material. 

 

We work extensively with the material manufacturers to meet the new demands require for tomorrows new advanced adhesives and sealants.   IDS uses this information to improve its product line.

 

These systems are simple to set up and troubleshoot. IDS uses a large color touch screen with automatic diagnostics that show maintenance what to replace, reducing production down time when parts wear out. This is accompanied with a free 24 hr. service hot line. 

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Pumps

IDS pumps have solved old pumping problems:

1. Automatic Cross-over from empty drum to stand by drum

    (Standard with dual set of pumps)

        a. No Production loss

2. Low Waste Follower Plate

        a. Flat design reduces waste left in bottom of drum

3. Material Saver Plug (IDS Optional Feature)

        a. New Slotted fin design captures even more material               at bottom of drum

        b. More Material is removed from the drum

4. Traditional Packing Gland

        a. Ease of Maintenance

5. 55 gal. Drum Cart (IDS Optional Feature)

        a. Popular, easy 55. gal drum handling system

        b. Used to easily transport drum through plant

        c. Used to easily load and un-load drum in pump

IDS Pump Diagnostics provides these additional benefits: (Available through the I-Flow Controller)

1. Total Volume Dispense Sensing

        a. Controller displays total gallons pumped

            (reset or life-time)

2. Pump air automatically shuts off after Doser is filled

        a. Extends pump life

        b. Reduces pump runaway

        c. Reduces air pockets in material

3. Automatic-depressurization (IDS Optional Feature)

        a. Material pressure is relieved into drum, eliminates

            material curing due to pressure for an extended

            period of time

4. Drum Empty Indication

        a. Initializes pump crossover for dual pump package

        b. Available through robot interface

5. Drum Low Indication

        a. Available through robot interface

6. After drum change: automated process ensures air

    is purged  (IDS Optional Feature)

        a. Ensures operator bleads air after drum change

7. Beacon Light

        a. Shows status of pump;

            - Red = Fault, Green = Active, Yellow = Standby

8. Reporting to robot the pump status

9. Ensures elevator handle is in proper position for        production

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Controls

IDS dispense systems were all designed and built through the "voice of the customer".  Our customers expressed the need for an affordable system that is simple to set-up, understand, and maintain, to reduce their downtime.  IDS specializes in working with the customer in order to meet their needs and has the ability to customize software and hardware quickly if needed. 

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Specifications:

  • Power requirements:                            120VACstd (24vDC, 220vAC, 480vAC upon request)

  • Full load amps:                                     0.4 A AC (120vAC)

                                                                    (1 dispense valve, 1 Doser, no temperature control)

                                                                    (220vAC or > for temperature control or electric servo)

  • Operating temperature range:              40° - 140° F

  • Operating humidity range:                    0 - 70% non-condensing

  • Interface connection:                            DeviceNet std (or any other)

  • Box size:                                                20"h x 24"w x 8"d

  • HMI Size:                                               12 in. Touch Screen

Controller Features:

  • Controls all IDS Dosers:  1K (50cc/100cc/200cc), 2K, Conflow

  • Single or Dual System     

  • Simple to set-up and operate                                                                                                                 

  • Low power directive, entire system 24vdc.

       (Excluding options for electric servo Doser and electric temperature conditioning)

  • Scan time:  0.005 seconds.

  • Solid State hard drive.                                                                                          

  • 12" Touch Screen operator interface                                                                                     

  • Front panel USB port for file downloads.

  • Gun open & gun close delays.

  • Flow control command source, external (from robot), internal.                              

  • Request for purge timer

  • Independent remote mounted dispense valves (same Doser), up to 3 valves

       (NO remote mount dispense valve allowed for 2-part)                           

  • Robot I/O interface display.                                                        

  • Histogram

  • 40 channel strip chart recorder, Doser and interface I/O for past 50 jobs, downloadable

  • Job lob, 20 statistics data points

  • Parameter change log

  • Multiple methods of fluid control

  • cable breakage diagnostics

  • Ethernet port for remote screen monitoring, at your desktop

  • FTP Port for remote data downloading

  • Doser Calibration and testing tools

  • Robot simulation tool

  • Supply pump diagnostics

Dealing with non-Newtonian fluids, which can also be compressible, density changing, thixotropic, shear and temperature sensitive, can be a difficult undertaking.  The IDS Controls Team is a multidisciplinary team and is proficient at developing complex software programs and algorithms that take into consideration all these issues, to provide a controls system that is adaptive to its environment and provides a consistent output.

Dosers

IDS Dosers are the heart of our precision dispensing capability. These systems have proven themselves in automotive production at Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, tier 1 suppliers and General Industry.

IDS Doser systems can repeatedly apply a specified bead in hot and cold plant conditions with new or old, high or low viscous material, independent of tip wear, because of our unique design and precision feedback controller capabilities. This is done without the need for an expensive temperature conditioning system to regulate viscosity through heating/cooling the material.

The IDS family of Dosers were engineered to:

​1. Share the same tool center point and mounting                       pattern

2. Available in pneumatic or electric versions

3. Available with or without temperature conditioning

4. Easily replaced seal cartridge in Doser and refill/                     dispense valves

5. Recirculating package to extend the life of seals

6. Available in single component, 2-part and                               continuous flow versions

7. Utilize many of the same components across the Doser         product family

An IDS precision applied bead with an I-Flow controller and IDS Doser, provides the following advantages:

1. Less wasted material, because correct volume is applied

2. Accurate bed location

3. Reduces the need for additional corrective actions                 throughout the manufacturing process

4. Reduces the need for purging

5. Maintenance does not have to manually make                         corrections throughout the day

6. Faster robot tip speeds, more production                                 achieved with one robot, reducing robot count

7. All of these provide savings that built the business case for     quick payback of the systems

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