Melt Units & Parts

The Slautterback® Legacy Lives on With Astro Packaging

The long and proud history of Slautterback® hot melt equipment lives on at Astro Packaging. Astro Packaging hot melt melt units are built with Slautterback® technology, replicating the old hot melt units. With upgraded controls and capabilities, we’re so confident in the similarities, we dare you to find a difference.!


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Slautterback Hot Melt Equipment

Slautterback Machines and Replacement Parts

Astro Packaging manufactures the complete line of Slautterback equipment.  As a previously authorized Slautterback® Sales and Service Center, who better to service you than someone with experience? Our extensive knowledge of the Slautterback product line is exceptional.  For more than 14 years we were the largest distributor in the United States for Slautterback hot melt technology.  Our technical services department is available to help solve any issue you may encounter....give us a call. 
OUR EQUIPMENT COMES WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!!


In business since 1981, Astro Packaging represented the Slautterback® and Nordson® corporation for more than 14 years. We are currently an authorized ITW® and Graco® distributor with factory trained personnel available to help solve your equipment needs. Astro Packaging brings to the marketplace over 40 years of experience in the adhesive equipment industry.  We have a proven track record for quality and service at competitive prices.  We realize that in today's competitive marketplace you are faced with many choices and just want to let you know that we are here to help you and your company succeed.

Call Astro Packaging for FULL SERVICE SLAUTTERBACK SUPPORT at 800-642-7876


KB10.pngHigh Performance Extrusion Melt Unit - The versatile Slautterback® KB10 Melt Unit supplies hotmelt adhesive for a wide range of manual or automatic packaging and product assembly operations. Designed for low volume applications, the KB10 holds up to 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of hotmelt in pillow, pellet, slab or bulk form. The cylindrical shape of the melt tank concentrates heat at the tank bottom while maintaining cooler temperatures at the top. This minimizes adhesive degradation and charring which reduces pump, hose and nozzle plugging. An electric motor driving a positive displacement gear pump pressurizes and feeds adhesive through heated hoses to handguns or automatic applicators.





The reliable and rugged Slautterback® KB10 Melt Unit is one of the most reliable yet simple to use hot melt systems available.



Features:

  • All-electric models operate on 100, 115, 200 or 230 VAC power sources
  • No compressed air reduces maintenance costs and downtime
  • Convenient hard wire connections to pattern controllers
  • Hookups for two handguns or automatic heads
  • No rotary pump seals on pump shaft to cause leakage problems
  • Pump rates up to 100 LB/hr (45.36 kg/hr) for high performance
  • Fast warm-up and continuous melting using 800 W
  • Finned melt tank bottom increases adhesive melt rate
  • Reliable, smooth-output gear pump handles a wide range of materials with viscosity's up to 70,000 centipoises
  • Choice of standard V1 or high performance V3 pump
  • Fan-cooled 86/72 rpm motor for low maintenance and long life
  • Choice of thermostat, solid state or microprocessor temperature controllers

 

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KB20.pngHigh Performance Extrusion Melt Unit - The versatile Slautterback®  KB20 Melt Unit supplies hotmelt adhesive for a wide range of manual and automatic packaging and product assembly operations. The Slautterback®  KB20 holds up to 20 pounds (9Kilograms) of hotmelt in pillow, pellet, slab or bulk form.



The unique tank shape concentrates heat at the bottom while maintaining cooler temperatures at the top. This minimizes adhesive degradation and charring which reduces pump, hose and nozzle plugging. A powerful electric motor with a positive displacement gear pump pressurizes and feeds adhesive through heated hoses to handguns or automatic applicators.






Features:

  • All electric models operate from 100-230v AC power sources
  • No compressed air, reduces maintenance costs and downtime
  • 1360W for fast warm-up and continuous melting
  • Finned melt grid in tank bottom increases adhesive melt rate
  • No rotary pump seals on pump shaft to cause leaking problems
  • Pump rates up to 120 LB/hr (55kg/hr) for high performance
  • fan-cooled 86 rpm motor for low maintenance and long life
  • Reliable, smooth output gear pump handles a wide range of materials with viscosity's to 70,000 centipoise
  • Pressures up to 800 PSI for increased pattern precision
  • Convenient hardwire connections to pattern controllers
  • Hookups for two handguns or up to four automatic applicators
  • Choice of fixed thermostat or microprocessor temperature controllers

KB30.pngHigh Performance Extrusion Melt Unit - The versatile Slautterback®  KB30 Melt Unit supplies hotmelt adhesive for a wide range of manual or automatic packaging, product assembly and other industrial operations. Designed for a variety of applications, the KB30 holds up to 30 lbs. (14kg) of hotmelt in pillow, pellet, slab or bulk form. The cylindrical shape of the Teflon ® -lined melt tank concentrates heat at the bottom while maintaining cool temperatures at the top. This minimizes adhesive degradation and charring to reduce pump, hose and nozzle plugging.





An electric motor driving the positive displacement gear pump pressurizes and feeds adhesive through heated hoses to handguns or automatic heads. The reliable and rugged KB30 is one of  Slautterback's workhorses.


Features:

  • All-electric models operate from 200-230 VAC power sources
  • Fan-cooled 86/72 rpm motor for low maintenance and long life
  • No compressed air- reduces maintenance costs and downtime
  • Reliable, smooth output gear pump handles a wide range of materials with viscosity's to 70,000 centipoise
  • Fast warm-up and continuous melting using 3000W
  • Choices feature standard V1 pump or high performance V2 or V3
  • Finned melt grid in tank bottom increases adhesive melt rate
  • Convenient hardwire connections to pattern controllers
  • No rotary pump seals on pump shaft to cause leakage problems
  • Two handgun or five automatic head capacity
  • Pump rates up to 170 LB/hr (77.1 kg/hr) for high performance
  • Choice of thermostat, single-zone solid state or multi-zone microprocessor controllers

KB50-KB100.pngHigh Performance Hotmelt Adhesive Dispensing - The Slautterback®  KB50 and Slautterback®  KB100 Melt Units are ruggedly designed for a wide range of adhesive and sealant applications.With capacities up to 50 LB (22.7kg) or 100 LB (45.4 kg) of hotmelt materiel in pillow, pellet slab or bulk form, the melt unit concentrates heat at the tank bottom, while maintaining cooler temperatures at the top. This performance characteristic minimizes adhesive degradation, charring and foreign matter accumulation.



The industry-proven KB50 and KB100 feature a fine indent grid in the tank bottom to increase melt efficiency and reduce warm-up time. The tank optimizes heat transfer to the materiel as it moves into the pump inlet, eliminating hot spotting problems. Molten materiel can be dispensed intermittently or continuously to as many as six heated supply hoses.

Melt units may be configured with microprocessor, proportioning or bimetallic thermostat temperature control, depending on the application requirements.

A choice of positive displacement gear pumps, coupled with a variety of durable electric drive motors provide optimal performance for most manual or automatic dispensing applications. Replaceable 50 mesh pump filters are available for applications requiring filtration.




Features:

  • All electric models operate from 230 VAC power source
  • No compressed air reduces maintenance costs and downtime
  • 1-2 hoses with handguns
  • 1-6 hoses with automatic applicators
  • Temperature control options range from thermostat to microprocessor
  • High torque, high rpm motors for low maintenance and long life
  • Reliable, smooth output gear pumps to handle a wide range of materials
  • Teflon-lined melt tank reduces char and minimizes degradation buildup
  • Finned melt grid in tank bottom increases melt rate for fast warm-up and continuous melting
  • High performance pump rates up to 395 LB/hr (179 kg/hr)
  • Supported by high performance pattern controllers, head drivers and automatic flow controllers


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It is true that Slautterback® is not a company anymore and were bought out by Nordson, however, Astro Packaging is proud to continue manufacturing machines that are the exact same as the old Slautterback® brand.

Here at Astro Packaging, we strive to offer our customers quality products, excellent prices, and unbeatable customer service. We have two fully stocked warehouses with one of the largest inventories in the industry. We also employ a factory-trained support staff to provide you with complete knowledge of the industry and our products and services. We sell some of the largest brands in the industry and offer support of those brands as well, and we are excited to give you access to machines that are just like the Slautterbacks® time-tested hot melt units and proven to be some of the greatest available on the market.

So if you’re looking for spare parts for one of your Slautterback® hot melt machines, or if you need maintenance support, or even if you’re looking for a new melt unit with the trusted Slautterback® design, look no further than Astro Packaging. Maybe you’ve been in the industry for years and know how trustworthy and well-known the Slautterback® name is. If that’s the case, and you were disappointed at the news of the company being bought out, you don’t have to worry anymore. Astro Packaging is not just a distributor anymore—we manufacture our own Astro product line, and those products are identical to those that were made by Slautterback. Some of our machine names are similar to the old ones, and we have access to all the parts and maintenance you need to support your old Slautterback® or your new Astro machines.

Astro Packaging has been around the industry for more than 40 years, and we are a current leader in the adhesive dispensing industry. We look forward to providing you with products, maintenance, and support for our new line of Astro machines or any other brand you desire. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you.