Things to know about speedXbond

  Question Answer
1 I'm assuming it's ultrasonic and not induction so it would work with any type of metal / alloy correct? Unlike induction which depends on a high iron content. We are using induction technology for heating up the clubs not ultrasonic. With induction, you can heat up every kind of electrical conductive metarials (even carbon fibers). If the material is additionally magnetic like ferromagnetic steel, you get the best heating rate and the best efficiency.
2 If it is induction based then it would not work on aluminium tips, titanium or stainless heads? All of those materials can be heated up with induction technology, too.
3 I noticed a very high pitch sound, should this machine be used with hearing protection? The frequency of speedXbond generator is about 10 kHz, which means that you can hear the heating process (which avoids mistakes), but it is not so noisy that you would need any kind of ear protection. We could use 20 kHz, then nothing could be heard, but the heating process would lose efficiency.
4 Any affects on plastic tips if the system were to be used with driver / fairway wood tips? Although most tips are aluminum, some do contain plastic. Plastics cannot be heated up directly; aluminum can directly be heated up. The advantage of this technology is that the heat is produced always where it should be. It is impossible that any kind of shaft in a steel hosel gets a higher temperature than the hosel, because the hosel works like a shield for the electromagnetic waves and it has the shortest distance to the coil.
5 Can the system be used to break down other epoxy on clubs that may come into our shop from OEM's or customers? Yes, you can open the bonding of any standard adhesive with the system.
6 If the hosel on a club is very short will the ferrule melt? That is not a question of the length of the ferrule, but of the temperature of the hosel. The plastic ferrule stays cold during induction heating. It gets hot in the contact zone to the hosel by conductive heat transfer.
7 If the hosel of the club is painted, will the paint melt? I do not know the melting point of the paint, but I would assume that the bonding temperature of speedXbond technology would be no problem. The debonding temperature is higher and this maybe should be tested.
8 What is the cost of a single induction heating station, complete with all necessary control equipment? The net price of one generator is 3.850,00 €.
9 What is the cost of your recommended purchase quantities of both the adhesive and the activator and how many golf clubs can be assembled with those quantities? The net price of adhesive is 39,00 € for a
310 ml cartridge; The net price of a 100 ml bottle of primer is 3,02 €.
10 How many clubs can be done with one tube of glue? We estimate that you can bond about 250 clubs with one cartridge (and 500 clubs with one bottle of primer).
11 How fast can we get tubes of glue and primer and are they only available through you? Yes, they are only available through IFF; the shipping time is about 4 weeks.
12 We are concerned as to if you can send epoxy internationally? We are allowed to ship speedXbond adhesive (no epoxy) to every place within Europe and USA.
13 Will the glue set up like a normal epoxy after 24 hours without using the machine? No, the adhesive has to be heated up to a specific temperature; it will not set at room temperature because it is a one component adhesive.
14 Can we use standard 24 hour epoxy? No, you have to use the one-component speedXbond adhesive, if you want to cure it within seconds.
15 What is the fully-cured lap sheer strength of your adhesive in pounds per square inch, assuming proper surface preparation of the shaft tip and hostel bore? Is it the same for steel and graphite? The quasi-static sheer strength of speedXbond at room temperature is 9.3 MPa (1,348.5 psi). For steel and graphite shafts, it is nearly the same.
16 What is the breaking force of the epoxy? What I use now is about 3,000 lbs (13,607 N). We do not use an epoxy. The averaged plug-out force of steel clubs bonded with speedXbond adhesive is 1,885 lbs (8,554 N). That is a good breaking force for our adhesive type and more than enough for any human being.
17 Will that force be enough for keeping the heads on the shaft? Yes, because speedXbond adhesive has a much better crash performance than the standard epoxies or acrylates (four times higher), which are brittle under high dynamic loads. SpeedXbond has an elastic behavior, which means that it is additionally very robust against some unwanted fluctuation of bond geometry.
18 Can the ferrules be finished off in the usual way with linen belt? Yes, using speedXbond adhesive does not have any influence on the standard finishing process of the club
19 How do drivers and woods perform? This depends on the material and the shapes of the club head. You can debond and bond aluminum sleeves on shafts to fix driver heads. If the woods have a metal hosel and a geometry which fits into the inductor gap, the system will work, too.
20 What voltage and current does it use, ac I presume not dc? Our machine works with standard power supply of Europe and America (230 V or 110 V AC)
21 We would like to test the product before paying for the equipment? You can test the system after buying within a 30 days trial period.
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