• Reduce cycle time and labor cost during installation
The innovative Stauff Bond system allows for pipes, tubes, hoses, cables and other components with outside diameters up to 4 inches (102 mm) to be adhesively bonded to almost any surface material, such as prepared or unprepared metals, thermoplastics and composites. It enables assembly and service technicians such as tube fitters to replace expensive and sometimes complicated mechanical fastening methods for Stauff Clamps such as welding, brazing, bolting and riveting – a crucial benefit especially in safety-critical situations where welding is usually not considered to be an option.
To achieve this, a bond plate (Type SBP) made of stainless steel is used. The lower face of the plate has a special coating and is attached to the base surface using a powerful industrial adhesive.
The bonding agent used is a high-performance, two-component construction adhesive, which is particularly notable for its quick curing at room temperature. After just 30 minutes, handling strength is achieved, with 100 percent of its ultimate performance achieved after 24 hours. Until that point, the fastening aids integrated into the base plate ensure the bond is formed in precisely the right position (without additional load-bearing) and guarantee even contact pressure.
The adhesive is supplied in resealable twin-cartridges and is applied using a manually operated dispenser with specially designed dispenser slides and mixing tips. These virtually eliminate mistakes with mixing quantities, which can negatively influence the performance of the bond. An external source of power is not required, which means the system can be used in safety-critical assembly situations where welding is generally not possible.
The Stauff Bond System offers increased flexibility in the initial assembly of machines and plants, and makes it possible to implement later changes, expansions or even repairs with comparatively little effort. This considerably reduces the processing times and costs that previously had to be factored in to the assembly process