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How Dispensing Tools Work

Building a Tool

There are 3 core components in a dispensing tool: The Drive, the Material Containment Unit (MCU), and Nozzle. By customizing these components to meet your specific application needs, you can create the optimal dispensing tool.

Drive:
Creates initial force or thrust

Material Containment:
Holds the material in bulk, sausage or cartridge

Nozzle:
Reduces material to desired size and shape


Drive

Mechanism that creates force or thrust. There are three drives available:

  • Manual Drive: hand operated, portable, and efficient. A wide range of drive ratios are available to match the viscosity or nozzle back pressure.
  • Air-Powered Drive: requires an air compressor, regulator, and hose. This set-up is best for industrial applications.
  • Cordless Drive: portable, powerful, fast and effortless.

Material Containment Unit (MCU)

Contains the material to be dispensed.

  • Bulk Material: Sealants and adhesive supplied in pails.
  • Sausage Packs: Packaged in a Mylar bag which fits a sausage specific tool.
  • Cartridge Material: Portable and convenient. Single and two-component.

Nozzle

Determines the size and shape of the material to be dispensed

Engineering Tidbit

Single Action Air Guns
  • Air power allows for smooth dispensing
  • Manual load improves speed and quality
  • Its simplicity improves reliability
  • Air pressure = material containment pressure
Dual Action Air Guns
  • Air power in both dispensing and loading directions
  • Commonly used on two component applications
  • Commonly used on single component applications