Dispenses Up to 3.5 Pounds of Hot Melt Adhesive per Hour
Our 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator TC with Quadrack Converter and Palm Trigger uses 120V /150W power to maintain a 385ºF (196ºC) temperature for consistent, reliable dispensing of 5/8″ x 8″ Q hot melt adhesives. We built this lightweight applicator (only 13.8 oz.) for ease of use, with the palm trigger designed to provide variable flow control. The Quadrack convertor helps keep production processes moving by allowing use of 8″ hot melt sticks (in comparison to 3″ sticks for non-Quadrack applicators).
- Small joint assembly
- Large surface lamination
- Mounting and trim attachment
- Point-of-purchase displays
- Trade exhibits
Quadrack Helps Adhesive Flow Smoothly and Evenly
Our innovative Quadrack application attachment system utilizes hot melt glue sticks up to 8 long that helps reduce reloading time and, when combined with the palm trigger system, eliminates the need to forcibly press on the hot melt adhesive stick with your thumb.
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.
- Palm trigger improves operator comfort
- Quadrack converter helps adhesive flow smoothly and evenly
- Maintains a fixed 385°F (196°C) melt temperature
- Ideal for small to medium size projects