3M™ Hot Melt Applicator PG II LT with Cartridge Feed, 1 per case
3M ID 62978396307 UPC# 00021200893957 3M Product Number 9783
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This applicator is built for ease of control also, with the trigger being uniquely designed to provide variable flow control. Pulling the trigger slowly to the rear will start the adhesive flow. Increased pressure on the trigger increases the flow rate and amount of adhesive dispensed. Adhesive flow is also controlled by the type of applicator tip used and air pressure setting. This gives the operator flexibility to customize flow and minimize waste.
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A fixed thermostat on the heat block maintains a temperature of 265°F (129°C) for consistent, reliable adhesive flow. The applicator also includes a bench stand to hold it in the proper position when not in use and two tips, 9921 and 9946, to help deliver the adhesive where and how needed. This tool is designed for the reliability to keep processes moving and the simplicity to keep the focus on those processes, a great solution where ever two surfaces need bonding. The applicator is designed exclusively for the low-melt version adhesives and performs best when combined any adhesive in the 3M™ Hot Melt LM Adhesive Stick family.
Self-contained and hand held, designed for multi-station or intermittent manual adhesive application
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 250°F (121°C) and are beneficial when bonding heat sensitive materials such as electronics, plastics, and cloth. High-temperature applicators operate at a minimal temperature of approximately 380°F (193°C) and can dispense adhesives that produce a stronger bond than low-temperature adhesives. 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 a variety of 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, ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the adhesive formula. Hot-melt applicators are widely used in industry, crafts, home, and work with materials ranging from paper and lace to wood and metal.