Dispenses Up to 3.5 Pounds of Hot Melt Adhesive per Hour
Our 3M Hot Melt Applicator TC uses 120V /150W power to maintain a 385ºF (196ºC) temperature for consistent, reliable dispensing of 5/8″ x 2″ TC hot melt adhesives. We built this lightweight applicator (only 10 oz.) for ease of use, with the on demand feed control helping minimize hot melt waste and dripping.
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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 250º F (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.
- Maintains a fixed 385° F (196° C) melt temperature
- Lightweight design provides easy handling
- On-demand feed control minimizes waste and dripping
- Adhesive size: 5/8″ x 2″ TC stick