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How Dispensing Tools Work

How Dispensing Tools Work

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 Unit (MCU): Holds the bulk, sausage, or cartridge material

Nozzle: Distributes material in desired size and shape


Mechanism that creates force lbf or thrust. Three types available:

  • Manual: hand operated, portable, and efficient. Drive ratios (Mechanical Advantage) from 5:1 to 26:1 are available to match the viscosity or nozzle back pressure.
  • Air-Powered: requires an air compressor, regulator, and hose. Portable tanks work also.  This set-up is best for industrial applications.
  • Cordless: portable, powerful, fast and effortless.

Material Containment Unit (MCU)

Contains the material to be dispensed.  Manages the pressure created by the drive.

  • Bulk Material: Sealants and adhesive supplied in pails
  • Sausage Packs: Packaged in a Mylar bag which fits a sausage specific tool
  • Cartridges: Portable and convenient. Single and 2K two-component


Determines size and shape of the dispensed material 

  • Lengths from 3″ to 24″+
  • Widths from 3/64th” to 4″
  • Shape: round, triangular, slot, oval, ribbon, multi-bead
  • Material: Steel, aluminum, plastic
  • Standard and static (motionless) mixing nozzles
  • Straight, bent, and bendable

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