Craft brewers use lots of boxes. Said boxes must be sealed properly in order to ensure secure and successful storage, shipping and sales. Graco, pretty much an expert at fluid handling products and systems, wants to help seal those boxes so much it’s willing to give its product away for free. Graco recently announced the start of its “We’ll Prove It or We’ll Move It” campaign for the InvisiPac Tank-Free Hot Melt Delivery System.
What’s this all about, you ask dismissively? Well, through this campaign, new customers can try the innovative InvisiPac system free for 90 days, allowing them to experience the cost savings and reduced maintenance of the Graco system firsthand. Hey, it’s hard to beat free.
Customers have the option of a 90-day trial of the entire InvisiPac system or of the GM100 applicator or InvisiPac pattern controller alone. Additionally, as part of the campaign, Graco engineers have fitted a van with a complete, fully operational InvisiPac system for mobile demonstrations across the U.S. Product experts will offer 20-minute demonstrations of the cost-saving InvisiPac system in the parking lots of interested manufacturers.
We suggest going to the company’s Facebook page, Graco Fluid Management, to see when the mobile demonstration will be in your area.
How does it work?
According to Graco, the InvisiPac system has repeatedly proven to reduce adhesive costs and boost factory production in packaging industry applications. The system incorporates an integrated vacuum feed, state-of-the-art tank-free melter, premium heated hoses, an innovative applicator and next-generation process control technology that provides easy, remote system analytics. At the heart of the innovative technology is the tank-free design, which reduces the amount of time adhesive spends at high temperatures, ultimately reducing char and degradation.
Less char, combined with Graco’s no-plug solution, means adhesive beads can be right-sized, resulting in less material waste and improved quality assurance. With no tank char, no nozzle plugging and warm up times of less than 10 minutes, the InvisiPac system is a trusted, proven alternative to traditional hot melt tanks in any packaging application, including both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and end user installations in the food and beverage industry. Even those using a competitive system can easily integrate the Graco InvisiPac GM100 Mini Gun applicator, which offers all the benefits of plug-free adhesive dispensing in a compact design.
Fast and long-lasting, the applicator features an innovative, patent-pending module tip filter that eliminates nozzle plugging to guarantee more uptime. The GM100 warms up in less than 10 minutes and operates at up to 10,000 cycles per minute. Featuring air-open/air-close technology, the GM100 places beads or stitch with great accuracy, ensuring success on the first bead, every time.
The InvisiPac Pattern Control System is also easily integrated into any hot melt adhesive system and improves productivity by providing operators the flexibility to adapt quickly and easily to changes in packaging operations. With this technology, stitching can be turned on or off with the push of a button, and operators can easily stitch individual beads or the entire pattern. The result can be dramatic adhesive savings without any sacrifice in product quality.