Frequently Asked Questions
The dispensing industry
continues to grow and we supply an increasing number of useful products
for liquid dispensing applications to leading manufacturers. From
hand held gun dispensers to spares and accessories, our products are
used by industrial component manufacturers worldwide.
What are the
typical fluids I can dispense using pneumatic systems?
are not many materials that cannot be dispensed in one form or another.
Please call us if you would like advice but our experience has been to
supply systems for accurately handling adhesives, cyanoacrylates,
anaerobics, solvents, chemical, sealants, silicones, epoxies, resins,
pastes, solders, fluxes, hot melts, PVA's, UV cure, conformal coatings,
primers, activators, water based, contact type, braze and conductive
adhesives. We have equipment for single and two part liquids, cold or
hot melt glues, pastes, watery liquids and sprayable fluids. And we have
many customers using simple dispensing systems as well as those running
our automated robot systems.
What is the best system for
handling Cyanoacrylate adhesives?
The TS255 dispenser will
apply all CAs direct from syringe barrels up to 55cc size. Or use the
TS5622VU with a pressure pot and TS350 controller for higher volume
deposits of CA's. Use Teflon Lined tips for no clogging. The electric
free DISP-5600 is a peristaltic pump designed for Cyanoacrylate
Does Adhesive Dispensing Ltd supply adhesives
and other chemicals?
Many of our customers ask us to provide
them with materials as well as dispensing equipment and accessories. Our
partnerships with adhesive companies allows us to supply a wide range of
adhesives, silicones, epoxies, UV cure and many other liquids at special
How do your prices compare to others?
We don't hide our prices and you can order items on account from us as
well as ordering securely online. Our pricing is very competitive but if
you notice a product you require a specific quote for or for higher
volume, please tell us and we'll work hard to offer the most cost
effective pricing possible.
How long are lead times?
Almost all barrels, cartridges, needles, tips, nozzles, fittings and
dispensers are available direct from stock. We also stock a wide range
of manual and pneumatic guns, metering valves, tanks, fluid lines and
accessories. Some items take longer. Some valves up to 5 days. Robots
are built to order and we always quote 4-5 weeks but we sometimes have
machines in stock. Some filled syringes and cartridges can take up to
2-3 weeks if we are waiting on the raw materials from the manufacturer
very much but in many cases it is quicker.
silicone free mean?
All of our barrels, cartridges, nozzles
and tips - it might mean that cheaper low grade products are being
supplied instead. Some of these will have been manufactured in
production facilities where silicone release agents find their way onto
the plastics. So when you use the components with your adhesives, it can
affect the performance.
What does industrial grade mean?
All syringe barrels, cartridges, tips, nozzles, etc are safe for
'industrial' use up to 100 psi. Hypodermic syringes are thin walled
whereas industrial grade barrels have thick moulded walls.
Can I re-use barrels, etc?
In short, yes you can.
But re-use will weaken them and could be unsafe. Also, cured adhesive
can mix with fresh material causing failures and contamination. And if a
lot of time is spent cleaning low cost components, it is no doubt
cheaper to dispose of and replace with new. If you are paying too much
for these components, talk to us and we'll offer cost effective pricing
How do I select the right piston for the syringe
For our air-powered dispensers, select the 700
series syringe barrels in sizes from 3cc to 55cc, either clear
(natural),amber (UV tint) or black (UV block). For watery liquids that
drip, use our white wiper pistons. They create a nice tight seal in the
barrel and hold the liquids in place. For most other general adhesives
and liquids, use our blue easy flow pistons. They are not so tight and
allow a smooth movement both down and up. This prevents oozing of
liquids after the deposit has been made. For very thick materials and
stringy contact-type adhesives, use our red pistons. These have flat
walls and will not get stuck to the inner barrel wall when dispensing.
Do all dispensers require an air supply?
manual syringe guns and cartridge guns do not. And the peristaltic
pump air-free dispenser requires no air supply.
in a explosive production area and cannot have electric dispensers?
Use the TS924 footvalve dispenser for pastes, gels and adhesives. It is
non electric and offers a controlled method of dispensing direct from
syringe barrels. Use the TS924V for thinner liquids as this version
includes a vacuum suckback. Use any of our manual or pneumatic syringe
or cartridge guns safely in an explosive area. Or our TS1201 dispensing
pen with any of our pressure pots.
Popular Liquids Dispensed
Adhesive Dispensing Ltd provide a wide range of equipment options for dispensing almost all
assembly fluids - from watery liquids, solvents, primers and activators
through to thick pastes, sealants, silicones, gels and epoxies.
Air-Powered Dispensers * Industrial Dispensing Components *
Precision Dispense Valve Systems * XYZ Bench Robots
Adhesives * Packaged Components * Techkits * RatioPacks *
Hingepacks * Syringe Barrels * Cartridges * Nozzles
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