Since 1971 Apquip has specialized in the design and manufacture of adhesive application systems for the wood products industry. Apquip’s extensive experience in design and manufacturing has resulted in a precision adhesive application system, optimized for easy control and maintenance. Only the optimal materials are selected from maximum precision, wear and reliability. Over the last thirty years Apquip has supplied more specialized adhesive application systems for the wood industry than any other manufacturer in the world. Whether you are ready to update your existing machines or buying a new edge/face lamination line or finger jointer, use our experience to your advantage.
The Apquip system for edge and face gluing is a pressurized, non-circulation adhesive application system which incorporates an extrusion head and an air operated adhesive valve. The control system provides a timed and highly accurate adhesive application with excellent repeatability. A meter mixer, pump or tank provides constant adhesive pressure. A single sensor is used to detect the leading and trailing edge of the board. As the board is sensed, the adhesive valve opens, allowing the adhesive to flow until the trailing edge is sensed. The start and stop points can be accurately adjusted to meet each individual customer’s specifications. Optional controls can be provided to skip boards for panel lay-ups, detect the absence or presence of adhesive and automatically adjust start and stop points for variable speeds.