Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Melt Adhesive Application

Whatever industry you’re in, when you’re using hot melt adhesives, you need to make sure that you’re using the right type of adhesive application. You also need to factor application methods, and how much time and resources will be required to apply the adhesive. Here’s an overview of adhesive applications.

Automated or Semi-Automated?

2300-series-supply-units1This is an important choice when it comes to hot melt applications. Primarily, whether you opt for a fully automated delivery system or a manual applicator will depend on your scale of production. An automated system will generally be more cost-effective in the long run. This is because it is quicker, uses less adhesive and less manpower. Automated systems also mean fewer errors. Automated systems also facilitate changing complex application patterns.

Roll Coaters

If your needs are less complex but you still want an automated system for continuous operations, a roll coater fit the bill. These are self-contained machines that provide a low-cost solution for product assembly, packaging and sealing.

Manual Applicators

Manual applicators such as glue wands or handguns are ideal for smaller operations or work that is highly intricate. These days, you don’t necessarily need to keep refilling manual applicators with glue sticks; they can be fed continuously with an adhesive feeder.

Here at Sure Track Systems, we have been supplying hot melt adhesive equipment since 1980. We offer an extensive product line that has a level of quality you can count on. We are dedicated to ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you with your hot melt adhesive needs.