Dispenses Low Temperature Adhesive for Heat Sensitive Applications
Weighing only 13.8 oz., our 3M Hot Melt Applicator LT with Quadrack Converter and Palm Trigger uses 120V /150W power to melt the adhesive smoothly and evenly to keep various production processes moving. A fixed thermostat on the heat block automatically maintains an operating temperature of 265ºF (129ºC). This applicator is designed for use with 3M low melt adhesives, commonly applied on heat sensitive materials such as foam and many plastics. It is designed for use with 5/8″ x 8″ Q low melt adhesive sticks only.
- Small joint assembly
- Large surface lamination
- Mounting and trim attachment
- Point-of-purchase displays
- Trade exhibits
Quadrack Converter Helps Adhesive Flow Smoothly and Evenly
Our 3M Hot Melt Applicator LT with Quadrack Converter and Palm Trigger features a unique feed mechanism that helps eliminate the linkage failure often associated with trigger type hand applicators. Using specifically designed low temperature hot melt, the adhesive feeds through the applicator smoothly and evenly for a continuous flow.
Palm Trigger Helps Improve Worker Comfort
The palm trigger provides a comfortable grip and feeds the adhesive stick on demand through to the heat block. It is self-contained and features a comfortable hand-held design that includes a palm trigger that reduces repetitive motion fatigue by spreading the effort across the whole palm area. The balanced design and lighter weight also contribute to an easy, controlled and precise means of manual adhesive application.
Understanding Hot Melt Applicators
Hot melt adhesive applicators, commonly called “glue guns,” are tools used to apply liquefied thermoplastic adhesives and are available in low and high-temperature versions. Low-temperature adhesive applicators operate at approximately 250ºF (121ºC) and are beneficial when bonding heat sensitive materials such as electronics, plastics, and cloth. High-temperature applicators operate at a minimal temperature of approximately 380ºF (193ºC) and can dispense adhesives that produce a stronger bond than low-temperature adhesives.
Melted adhesive is extruded through a nozzle by either pneumatic pressure, a mechanical trigger mechanism, or with pressure applied directly on the stick. Different nozzles can be used to apply thin, wide strips or narrow, thicker beads. Hot melt adhesive generally sets quickly, ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the adhesive formulation.
- Quadrack converter helps adhesive flow smoothly and evenly without linkage failure
- Ideally sized for small to medium size projects
- Palm trigger helps improve worker comfort
- Designed for use with 5/8″ x 8″ Q low melt adhesive sticks only