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3M™ Hot Melt Applicator AE II, 5 per case

3M ID  62979699303    UPC#  00021200965944    3M Product Number  AE II     
3M(TM) Scotch-Weld(TM)  Hot Melt Adhesive Gun AEII
3M(TM) Scotch-Weld(TM)  Hot Melt Adhesive Gun AEII
We designed the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Hot Melt Applicator AE II by combining the best features of a high volume industrial system into a compact, self-contained applicator. It is a high volume, high productivity industrial tool at a great value.
  • Delivers up to 4 lbs. of adhesive per hour for high volume production
  • Contoured grip and wide trigger provide operator comfort and precise control
  • Rugged, high impact resin construction withstands daily industrial use
  • Positive check valve nozzle helps minimize dripping
  • Built-in stand helps keep applicator upright, stable and ready for use
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Warm-up takes only 3 minutes and produces adhesive output of up to 4 lbs per hour, using 1/2 x 12" sticks to keep pace with demanding packaging and assembly operations. Its industrial-grade 250-Watt Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) system ensures a consistent 270ºF/ 132ºC for reliable adhesive flow and application. When paired with one of our 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Adhesives, this lightweight and durable applicator can be used for a wide range of duties including strong, clean package closures, short-run manual case sealing, rework areas, furniture and fixture assembly, or bonding temperature-sensitive plastics such as EPS foam

Applications include:

  • Woodworking
  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • General industrial/li>
  • Upholstery
  • Point of purchase display
  • Sample boards
  • Military
  • Window, door, building
  • Trophies
  • Novelties
  • Audio components
  • Cabinets
  • Construction
  • Packaging
  • Electronics

What is Hot Melt?
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. The applicator creates a flow of adhesive when a solidified adhesive stick is fed into the heat chamber, where it is melted using a fixed-temperature heating element. The molten adhesive is then extruded through a nozzle by either pneumatic pressure, a mechanical trigger mechanism, or with pressure applied directly on the stick. Nozzles can be changed to dispense adhesive in a manner that meets various requirements; from a thin, wide strip for carton sealing, to a narrow, thicker bead for bonding wood, composites or metal. Nozzles are typically metal and become extremely hot during use, which can quickly burn skin. Once dispensed from the applicator, the adhesive generally sets quickly, in most cases just a few seconds. Hot-melt applicators are widely used in industry, crafts, home and work with materials ranging from paper and lace to wood and some metals.


 Adhesive Size‎‎ 1/2 in x 12 in
 Brand‎‎ 3M
 Industries‎‎ Automotive,‎ Construction,‎ Furniture,‎ Signage,‎ Consumer Goods,‎ Transportation,‎ Specialty Vehicle,‎ General Industrial,‎ Military & Government,‎ Retail,‎ MRO,‎ Electronics,‎ Woodworking,‎ Packaging
 Operating Temperature‎‎ Hot Melt
 Output (lbs per hour)‎‎ 3.6 - 5.5
 Product Form‎‎ Each
 Solids Weight Percent (Approximate)‎‎ 100 Percent