vectomix TC: Metering and mixing system for thermally conductive materials

Modular solutions for electronic components and for the mobility of the future

The vectomix TC was developed especially for metering, mixing and applying thermally conductive materials. They are used when heat must be spread and carried away consistently – for example in batteries or electronic components. Thermally conductive materials contain a high proportion of abrasive fillers. For this reason the vectomix TC is made of hardened steel to minimize abrasion.

It consists of two piston metering units which are available in different sizes and which can be combined together. This modular structure enables a diverse range of applications as well as variable mixing ratios and discharge ratios.

This system is also known for its efficient servo control. Both metering units have their own independent drive. This enables them to be controlled separately, which means that the mixing ratio can be adjusted and controlled precisely. The discharge rate can also be modified by means of an analogue signal during metering, such as to ensure a clean coupling point via a ramp function.

With integrated actuators and sensors, and supported by intelligent software, the vectomix TC metering system offer exceptionally high process reliability. The material is supplied by a drum pump, which is available in different sizes and as tandem version.

Control

Metering is controlled via a control unit with touchscreen system operation. All application options possible with vectomix TC can be configured in the control unit, stored in different metering processes and called up on a higher level (Profibus/Profinet). In the case of robotic applications, for example, the control unit also enables material discharge proportional to speed.

Features and benefits

  • Long service life thanks to the use of special materials and coatings suitable for processing highly abrasive materials
  • Low wear and reduced maintenance thanks to compensating coupling between drive and metering piston
  • Variable mixing ratio and variable discharge rate thanks to modular structure
  • Variable speed and maximum precision thanks to two independent servo drives
  • Material discharge in shot or bead form
  • Multiple shots with one piston volume enable short cycle times
  • Pressure monitoring in metering chambers and pre-pressure adjustment for optimised metering results
  • Automated leak test
  • Hermetic piston sealing with sealing liquid
  • Use of disposable mixing tubes

Technical Specifications

Size Ø 6/6 Ø 10/10 Ø 20/20 Ø 36/36
Max. metering volume* 3.6 ml 15.6 ml 62 ml 202 ml
Min. metering volume*
(5 mm stroke)
0.3 ml 0.8 ml 3.2 ml 10.2 ml
Metering stroke 65 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm
Max. flow rate** (Vmax) 1.000 ccm/min 1.000 ccm/min 1.000 ccm/min 1.000 ccm/min
Mixing ratio** 100:100 to 100:5*** 100:100 to 100:5*** 100:100 to 100:5*** 100:100 to 100:5***
Min. metering time
(Full stroke)**
0.65 s 1.0 s 1.0 s 1.0 s
Min. cycle time (Full stroke)** 2.5 s 3.0 s 3.0 s 3.0 s
Max. feed pressure / working pressure 160 bar 160 bar 100 bar 100 bar
Min. feed pressure 3 bar 3 bar 3 bar 3 bar
Max. working pressure 160 bar 160 bar 100 bar 100 bar
Viscosity range 50 -1.000.000 mPa s 50 -1.000.000 mPa s 50 -1.000.000 mPa s 50 -1.000.000 mPa s
Power supply 400 VAC 3/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

230 VAC L/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

220-240 VAC 3/PE / 50/60Hz
400 VAC 3/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

230 VAC L/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

220-240 VAC 3/PE / 50/60Hz
400 VAC 3/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

230 VAC L/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

220-240 VAC 3/PE / 50/60Hz
400 VAC 3/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

230 VAC L/N/PE / 50/60 Hz

220-240 VAC 3/PE / 50/60Hz
Max. dimensions 415 x 350 x 544 mm 415 x 365 x 709 mm 415 x 365 x 719 mm 449 x 390 x 825 mm
Weight approx. 19.3 kg approx. 24.3 kg approx. 30.3 kg approx. 55.3 kg

* For volumetric mixing ratio 1:1
* * Depending on the material properties, material feed pressure and the use of material compression
* * * Smaller mixing ratios on request
Different piston pairings available on request