Are the last couple of weeks in December a time where your packaging lines are slow or even shut down? Take this opportunity to clean your glue melters.
To extend the life of your glue applicator heads and nozzles, change your inline and tank filters frequently. Flush or purge your glue tank to rid the system of char and contaminants that can cause issues with your pump, hoses and applicator heads.
A PM schedule posted at each glue melter will keep the mechanics on track. They are usually fighting fires so cleaning a glue melter may seem like low priority. If you post a schedule for them to start the habit of monthly maintenance, you will see the savings down the road from decreased downtime, decrease in the purchase of the expensive items and extended life of the melter unit.