Industrial Glue Guns - The Definitive Guide
Industrial glue gun is a pretty generic term. The average person would likely surmise that it refers to a glue gun used for industrial applications, or simply one that is made with higher quality material, in which ‘industrial’ becomes a synonym for ‘expensive.’ Both answers are, however, correct to an extent. An industrial glue gun is basically a glue gun that provides higher durability and output than your traditional craft store model glue gun. They are used in industries like packaging, product assembly, construction, woodworking, graphic arts, automotive, and many more.
Gluegun.com carries just about every model of industrial glue gun available on the market from the most reputable names in the business, including 3M, Ad Tech, Surebonder, Axco, and Power Adhesives. Not only will you find exactly what you are looking for by narrowing your options with our search filter, but you will also find the most affordable prices currently available on the market. Let’s explore some of the various glue guns available on Gluegun.com, and how you can use the website to find just the gun you need for your industrial application.
Industrial Glue Gun Types
Gluegun.com makes it easy for you to find the right glue gun for your industrial applications. Whether you are looking for a gun for a specific application, want to stick with a particular brand, stay in a specific price range, or search by type of gun, our search-filtration system makes the whole process unbelievably simple. Below are some search criteria you can utilize on the site and some products that will be displayed as a result of your search.
- Light Industrial Glue Guns
Industrial glue guns come in all shapes and sizes. Well, at least in all different sizes. They can be designed to handle large or small (light) industrial projects such as packaging and graphic arts. Most of these models utilize either ½” and 5/8” glue sticks, and generally dispense adhesives at a rate of 3.5lbs/hour. Light industrial glue guns are perfect for entry level users, featuring quick warm-up times and comfortably designed triggers to prevent exhaustion in your hand. Here are a few of the top models under the light industrial search criteria:
- Ad Tech PRO 200 Glue Gun – commonly used in product assembly, light packaging applications, and hobby and craft applications
- 3M Polygun TC Glue Gun with Quadrack Converter (3M 89445) - used in product assembly and light packaging applications
- Power Adhesives TEC 805 Glue Gun – entry level glue gun great for light industrial work
- Industrial Glue Guns
Industrial glue guns, like our generic term implies, are designed to handle larger, mid- to high-volume industrial applications like product assembly, packaging, and woodworking. They generally have dispensing rate of 5lb/hour, and can be used with either high or low temperature glue sticks or adhesives owing to their adjustable temperature controls. Note that those industrial glue gun models from 3M utilize the company’s ‘Q’ size glue stick, which is 5/8” X 8”.
- Surebonder PRO2-220 Glue Gun – packaging, product assembly, ½” glue sticks
- Power Adhesives TEC 820 Glue Gun – for demanding adhesive applications; utilize either ½” or 5/8” glue sticks
- 3M Polygun EC Glue Gun (3M 89519) – high volume applications and product assembly; dispensing rate of 5.5lb/hr output
- Pneumatic Industrial Glue Guns
When you are searching for glue guns on Gluegun.com, the search filter will also allow you to use more than one search criteria at a time. For example, a list of pneumatic glue guns will be displayed if you simply search by clicking the ‘Pneumatic’ icon, but if you also click the ‘Industrial’ icon, a new list of pneumatic glue guns that are designed for industrial applications will be displayed.
Pneumatic glue guns are those that operate with air or gas pressure assistance. They are designed to minimize operator fatigue, while maximizing efficiency and output. Pneumatic guns that are designed for industrial purposes can handle mid- to high-level applications, and include adjustable temperature control features, affording them a wide operating-temperature range.
- 3M Polygun II Pnuematic Glue Gun – utilize 1” x 3” glue sticks with a dispensing rate of 6lbs/hr; features maintenance free output and is extremely durable
- PAM HB 710HT Extrusion Glue Gun – ideal for high temperature applications; fastening is designed to endure harsh weather; also features digital temperature control and display
- Ad Tech PT500 Pneumatic Glue Gun – for high volume applications that require extended use; utilize 5/8” stick size at a dispense rate of 6.7lb/hr
- Industrial Spray Glue Guns
Some industrial applications call for industrial adhesives that must be sprayed onto the substrate and then applied to a second substrate surface. One industry, in particular, that is beginning to utilize these kinds of adhesives is the home-roofing industry. Pneumatic guns offer the user precise dispensing abilities. Those designed for industrial applications can cover a large surface area and also handle those substrates that are heat sensitive.
- Power Adhesives TEC 6300 Spray Glue Gun – dispense rate of 10lbs/hr; includes sprayable slugs (substrate that adhesive is applied to via spray gun and then applied to the larger substrate surface)
- PAM HB 710 Spray Glue Gun – features digital temperature control and display; includes 1.2mm nozzle kit
- Industrial Bulk Glue Guns
Larger, or more extensive industrial applications that require bulk hot melt or adhesive can be handled with industrial bulk glue guns. These guns feature bulk tanks that can carry and dispense a large amount of adhesive at a time. This not only provides the user with efficient use, but also saves you a ton of money by allowing you to purchase bulk hot melt. Some pneumatic spray guns, like Power Adhesives’ TEC 4500S model, also feature bulk-size tanks, and allowing them to be used for bulk industrial applications.
- Axco AX80 Bulk Glue Gun – features a 5oz melt tank and a melt rate of 1lb/hr, with temperature control capabilities
- Power Adhesives TEC 4500B Pneumatic Extrusion Glue Gun – great for product assembly and packaging applications; bulk tank allows for either pellets (melt rate of 2lb/hr) or slugs (melt rate of 5.5lb/hr for 1 ¾” slugs)
The professionals at Gluegun.com are ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have regarding our products, your industry, and/or what equipment you will need to tackle certain applications. Visit our website at www.gluegun.com to view our entire catalog of glue guns and glue gun accessories, or give us a call at 855-437-7700 to speak to one of our professional representatives today.