- Offer added convenience
- Help optimize productivity
- Allow for hands-free operation
- May help reduce operator fatigue
- Increases load capacity
- Provides precise flow of adhesive
3M™ Hot Melt Applicator Accessories are designed to offer versatility when dispensing 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives. Uniquely designed for 3M™ Hot Melt Applicators, these accessories maximize the use of hot melts by improving productivity, optimizing precision, and reducing waste in your assembly process.
3M™ Hot Melt Applicator EC/TC/LT Heavy Duty Benchstand
A heavy, metal stand designed to provide added convenience for 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator EC, 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator TC or 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator LT. This benchstand features a heavy duty metal base and a lightweight armature designed to store applicators when not in use. This helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a safe storage location.
Understanding Hot Melt Applicators
3M™ Hot Melt Applicators, also referred to as "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 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive is extruded through the 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.
Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface through Science and Innovation
In our 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.