The 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator PG II Speedloader Cartridge Feed is our hot melt, high volume applicator using electric heat to melt, and pneumatic pressure to drive, up to six pounds of adhesive per hour and keep up with high-demand production applications. Up to 3 cartridges can be fed through the rear loading port and reloading is fast and easy.
Rear cartridge feed port provides quick, easy loading
Trigger-control adapts flow to the task at hand
Dispenses up to 6 lbs. of adhesive per hour to support high-volume demands
Maintains a fixed 385° F (196° C) melt temperature for various hot-melt adhesives
Convenient stand holds applicator in proper standby position
Whistle While You Work
As the chamber runs low, you will hear a whistling sound. At that point the piston can be retracted and up to 3 adhesive glue sticks loaded into the chamber to keep the adhesive, and production, flowing. Our balanced design is comfortable to operate in multi-station or intermittent manual applications. We built this applicator 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 you flexibility to customize flow and minimize waste. A fixed thermostat on the heat block uses 120V AC /500W power to maintain a 385° F (196° C) temperature automatically for consistent, reliable performance. The applicator also includes a bench stand that holds it in the proper stand-by position when not in use. We also include two tips, 9921 and 9946, to help deliver the adhesive where and how you need. This tool is designed for reliability to keep processes moving and simplicity to keep the focus on those processes, a great solution where ever two surfaces need to be bonded together. The applicator is designed for the standard, hot melt adhesives and performs best when combined with any adhesive in the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Hot Melt Adhesive Stick family.
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Window, Door, Building
Hot melt adhesive
The Cold Facts on Our Hot Melts
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.
1 in x 3 in
Automotive, Construction, Furniture, Signage, Consumer Goods, Specialty Vehicle, Transportation, General Industrial, Military & Government, Retail, Electronics, Woodworking, Packaging