Risks Experimenters Should Avoid When Using Adhesives to Attach Vibrating Motors

21 September 2016
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Are you conducting an experiment to find a way to prevent materials from sticking onto the surface of the equipment that transports those materials? Read on and discover some risks that you should keep in mind as you use an adhesive to attach a vibrating motor onto the material transport system.

Risks of Blooming

Some adhesives can release vapours while the vibrating motor is being used. Those vapours can then condense on the surfaces of the vibrating motor that are not in contact with the adhesive. This condensation is referred to as "blooming." Blooming is potentially harmful because the vapours can damage the delicate parts of the vibrating motor, such as the brushes within the motor. This can cause the vibrating motor to fail prematurely. You should therefore be mindful about the adhesives that you use to attach the vibrating motor onto your material transport equipment. Select adhesives with little or no ability to bloom.

Risks of Low Viscosity

Adhesives with low viscosity can be problematic when they are used to attach vibrating motors onto material transport equipment. This is because the adhesive may flow from the point of application onto other motor parts as you attach the motor to your equipment. That glue can then immobilise the moving parts that it contacts when it flows. This can cause the vibrating motor to malfunction. Low viscosity adhesives may also be more prone to melting due to the heat generated while the vibrating motor is operating. The molten adhesive can then flow to sensitive parts of the motor. This can cause those vibrating motor components to malfunction. Avoid this problem by using high-viscosity adhesives.

Risks of Inadequate Adhesive Strength

You should also take care when selecting an adhesive to use in order to avoid using one that is not strong enough to withstand the force of the vibrations that will be generated when the vibrating motor is working. Pay close attention to the performance ratings of each type of adhesive before selecting the one that is suitable for your application. Adhesive strength may also be compromised in case that adhesive is applied on a surface that wasn't adequately prepared. For instance, the surface could have had dust or an oil film on it. Such poorly prepared surfaces can cause the adhesive to fail prematurely.

Work very closely with your chosen supplier of electric vibrating motors in order to find ways to overcome the risks above. You will then be able to get satisfactory results from the vibrating motors that you install on your material transport system. For more information, contact a supplier like VSS - Vibration Systems & Solutions (Australia).