Adhesive Dispensing Equipment Information

Adhesive dispensing equipment is used for the controlled dispensation of adhesives and/or silicones.  These devices include manual dispensing caulk guns, hot melt glue guns, and an assortment of mix / meter and dispensing systems. Adhesive dispensing equipment can be configured as dispense only, mix and dispense, meter, mix and dispense or hot melt dispense style.  A dispense only unit is designed to dispense only.  It does not mix, nor does it have any monitoring capabilities.  This includes manual and power driven dispensers.  Mix and dispense units mix two or more items at a determined ratio and then dispense.  Meter, mix and dispense units meter, mix and dispense items with a determined mix ratio and shot size.  Hot melt dispense units melt a media from a solid form and dispense as a liquid, for example, a hot glue gun.  Important specifications for adhesive dispensing equipment include dispense rate, media viscosity, container size, shot size or volumetric quantity the dispenser can produce in a single cycle and metering accuracy.

Adhesive Dispensing Equipment Mounting Types

Adhesive dispensing equipment mounting types include container mounted, hand held, machine mounted, robotic, and rotary.  Container mounted dispensers are mounted on the container from which the adhesive is dispensed.  Hand held dispensers are hand held to manually control dispense rate and application location.  Machine mounted dispensers are mounted on the machine from which the adhesive is dispensed.  This includes items such as wall-hung soap dispensers.  Robotic dispensers are mounted on a robotic mechanism to control dispense rate and application location.  Rotary units have rotating platforms from which the media can be accurately dispensed.  Model features may be manual or fully adjustable in rotation-speed, circle diameter and dispensing time; available in one or multiple stations.

Options for Adhesive Dispensing Equipment

Options for adhesive dispensing equipment include continuous dispensing, foot control, manual driven, multiple dispensing, power driven, programmable microprocessor, spray system, and suck back control.  The dispenser can be capable of continuously supplying a media.  This is not limited by a shot size.  A foot pedal can be included to control the rate and length of material flow. In a manual driven unit an operator manually powers the dispenser.  Adhesive dispensing equipment that is capable of multiple dispensing has features to allow it to dispense multiple fluids or same fluid from multiple nozzles.  Power driven adhesive dispensers are powered by an auxiliary source; typically air or electricity. A programmable microprocessor is an electrical control device that controls the operation of the dispenser.  This device may control any of a number of parameters that are associated with the operation of the dispenser. A spray system is designed for spraying applications.  Examples include cooling lubricants, adhesives, and coating applications.  Suck back control is a control mechanism that prevents the dispensing nozzle from leaking between intended shots.


Demonstration of Robotic Dispensing Using Manual Load Fixtures, FANUC 6-axis robot and 2K Adhesive System


Media may be dispensed from adhesive dispensing equipment in many forms. These include barrel and syringe, bottle, caulking tube, can, pail and drum, flexible tube, glue stick, gun handle, pen, and pinch tube pen.


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