We designed the 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator TC to be lightweight, easy to handle, and dispense liquefied, standard-melt adhesive to meet your needs whenever two surfaces require a strong bond. It uses electric heat to melt, and manual pressure to drive the adhesive on demand, smoothly and evenly, to keep various production processes moving.
Delivers up to 3.5 pounds of standard-melt 3M Scotch-Weld adhesive per hour
On-demand feed control minimizes waste
Lightweight, balanced design provides easy, precise control
Manual feeder holds adhesive stick securely and provides even pressure
We include a 0.093" tip with the applicator that meets a wide variety of needs. A manual feeder holds the adhesive stick in place and provides even pressure and a surface that keeps the thumb from contacting the stick. A fixed temperature thermostat on the heat block uses 120V power to maintain a temperature of 385°F/ 196°C to liquefy various 5/8" x 2" 3M Scotch-Weld Hot Melt Adhesive Sticks. We designed our 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Hot Melt Applicator TC to be a simple, reliable tool. This applicator is a great solution for assembling joining, attaching, securing, repairing, panel bonding, adhering, and structural bonding. The applicator's 10 oz weight and comfortable design help give you precise control to apply the right amount of adhesive in the right place. Its light weight and ease of control allow it to be one applicator that meets many needs; for jobs on the go or in production and assembly operations. For wood, glass, paper based products, plastics, epoxy board, light gage metals and many other materials; this is the one tool that gives you the right adhesive to bond similar and dissimilar components.
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Window, Door, Building
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 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. 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.