Adhesives and Sealant Dispensing Systems

Adhesives and sealants are arguably some of the toughest materials to dispense and require more planning. We’ve spent countless hours perfecting our processes to ensure accurate and repeatable dispensing of even the trickiest materials.

 

To understand the specific products required for your specific type of material, browse our product categories. Do you have a material that is unique? Please reach out – we’d love to help you find a solution.

Why Choose GP Reeves Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing Products?

It’s crucial to protect materials from light, air, and certain temperatures to prevent premature curing in adhesive dispensing. We offer various solutions, including nitrogen blankets to guard against moisture, blackout covers for light protection and heated hoses & inductors to keep thick materials flowing. Our standard products ensure a safe dispensing process from pump to nozzle with modifications for even the most sensitive materials. We also provide AA systems for two component (2k) materials to ensure accurate dispensing and mixing.

To see how we can enhance your manufacturing process, take a look at the improvements we’ve made for other customers:

Increased Product Durability

Increased Product Durability

  • Adhesives and bonding agents are applied evenly and in the right amounts extending product life

  • Sealants & other protective layers are applied uniformly preventing wear and tear
Increased Product Durability

Increased Production Capacity

  • Automated systems are scalable allowing you to easily expand

  • Automation offers reliable, 24/7 production
Elevated Product Quality

Elevated Product Quality

  • Consistency across production regardless of volume

  • Real time monitoring and correction that improves quality
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Improved Profitability

  • Fewer turnovers reduce material waste which saves on material costs

  • Automated systems require less man hours, helping you keep costs down
Increased Product Durability

Increased Sustainability

  • More efficient use of raw materials & optimized formulas that use fewer resources

  • Automation allows for data driven decisions to make more informed choices about resource usage
Increased Product Durability

Reduced Material Waste

  • Because automation ensures exact dispensing, overuse and material waste are significantly reduced

  • Real time monitoring prevents errors and its associated waste

Initial Considerations

To ensure the optimal selection of dispensing products for adhesives and sealants, it is crucial to thoroughly understand your materials. While we have provided general guidelines for suitable products for various materials, each adhesive and sealant possesses unique characteristics. Therefore, we strongly recommend consulting with our sales team prior to making any purchase. Additionally, consider asking yourself the following questions to guide you through the product selection process:

How will you be purchasing your material?

A drum?  A pail? A bucket? Something else?

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Where will you be applying the material?

Gasket? Circuit Board? Automtive trim?

Does your material have any special curing properties?

UV? Heat? Two-component?

What volume & rate of dispense is needed?

Slow or fast?  Large or small volume?  Not sure?

In what shape do you want your material dispensed?

Dots?  Beads?  Spray?

Do you need to monitor any of the following?

Flow?  Pressure?  Volume?

If you have any further questions, you can trust the experts at GP Reeves to offer exceptional knowledge and support. Contact our team today to discover more about specific adhesive or sealant considerations and to find out how we can tailor a solution to meet your unique needs!

Connect with us to start building your custom adhesive dispensing system.

Proven Material Expertise

With the range of dispensing systems available today, it can be difficult to choose the machine that will best work with your specific production material. To make this process a bit easier, we provide customizable fluid dispensing solutions that successfully apply even the most complex materials. Our systems are compatible with a variety of adhesives and sealants, shown by the small snippet of our project history below:

  • Automated gap filler dispensing system
  • Pneumatic adhesive dispense system
  • Robotic cyanoacrylate dispenser
  • Fluid dispensing machine for two part glue
  • Automatic hot melt dispensing unit
  • Automated fluid dispensing systems for glue
  • Fluid dispensing robot for two part epoxy

Our Experience with Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing Systems:

From furniture components to autonomous vehicle sensors, we’ve customized systems to deliver material to a wide range of surfaces for almost every industry. Some examples of real-world projects GP Reeves has helped with include:

Transaxle RTV Sealing

Transaxle RTV Sealing

Battery Cell Gap Filler dispensing materail

Battery Cell Gap Filler

interior cabinets being bonded

Interior Cabinet Bonding

a vehicle sensor being attached on a line

Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Adhesion

System Examples

Due to the unique properties of certain adhesives and sealants, it’s crucial to ensure that every component of your fluid dispensing system is compatible and prevents premature curing. Partnering with GP Reeves guarantees that your system will be safe and effective for any material you use. Below are examples of how different systems can be configured for various adhesives and sealants. Remember, every system is unique. Our sales team is ready to collaborate with you to ensure your system meets the specific needs of your application and materials.

Sources for Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing

To dispense material effectively, you need to efficiently extract adhesive or sealant from its original container. GP Reeves offers dependable single and dual post ram pumps for both imperial (USA) and metric-sized containers. Our pumps include inductor seals, single or double post rams, a ram control valve, pump air pressure regulators, and ram air pressure regulators. We provide specialized pumps for UV cure and moisture cure, ensuring your dispensing specifications are met.

For some materials, pressure pots (also known as pressure vessels) are an excellent alternative to pumps for feeding low-pressure dispensers. Ideal for low viscosity liquids and dispensers with low inlet pressure requirements, pressure pots are suitable for moisture cure adhesives, solvent-based lubricants, and alcohol. They come in various sizes and can include an optional mixing agitator for materials that may settle.

The MeasureMelt series features both tank and drum-style melters, designed for all types of hot melt materials, ensuring versatile and efficient dispensing solutions.

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Preparation Equipment for Adhesives and Sealants

GP Reeves manufactures preparation equipment that ensures adhesive and sealant materials are properly processed and supplied to dispensers. Our regulators for adhesives and sealants reduce the supply pressure, guaranteeing the material enters the dispenser at the correct pressure. Additionally, GP Reeves produces material filters for adhesives and sealants designed to protect your dispensing equipment. These filters feature “inside-out” flow paths, allowing for easy removal of filtered contaminants. Please note, however, that these filters are not suitable for more sensitive materials.

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Dispensers for Adhesives and Sealants

GP Reeves has meticulously developed a variety of dispensing systems tailored for a wide range of materials and specific applications. Our PLC-controlled AA dispensers for adhesives and sealants detect and reject air, ensuring even distribution at controlled rates. We offer both pneumatic and servo-driven dispensers, with options for UV and moisture cure materials. The AA4 and AA5 series are pneumatic, while the AA6 and AA7 are servo-driven.

Designed for moisture cure materials, the AA5 and AA7 dispensers feature an oil U-cup around the metering rod to prevent curing in the test chamber. The AA4 and AA6 dispensers, intended for UV cure materials, include blackout covers to block light exposure and the oil U-cup to prevent curing in the test chamber. Additionally, the AA7-2K dispenser, a servo-driven unit for two-part materials, is available in multiple size combinations to accommodate different mixing ratios.

Beyond the AA dispensers, GP Reeves offers the GPMD series for adhesives and sealants. The GPMD12000 dispensers are low-pressure, moisture cure units that are base-mountable, air-operated, and adjustable, featuring an oil-sealed piston chamber with an oil level indicator. They can dispense material amounts from 0.02 to 6.20 cc. The GPMD3200 series, a high-pressure dispenser, handles amounts from 0.05 cc to 210 cc and ensures accurate, repetitive dispensing regardless of temperature and viscosity changes through positive displacement.

Finally, our RotoMeter Dispenser series includes progressive cavity dispensers compatible with all types of adhesives and sealants, including UV cure, moisture cure, and 2K materials.

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Adhesive and Sealant End Points

As leaders in material dispensing, GP Reeves has developed a range of effective end-of-arm valves and nozzles for precise application of materials to various parts. Our adhesive and sealant zone valves enable dispensing from multiple outlets via a single inlet, simplifying management with a single dispenser unit. We also manufacture adhesive and sealant dispense valves that maintain material pressure and prevent oozing at the nozzle tip for cleaner applications.

For two-component (2K) materials, our dispense valves ensure independent operation of materials until they reach the mixing tube. Additionally, our Polycore valves are ideal for sensitive materials that react to metal, allowing for the smooth dispensing of chemicals, acidic foods, anaerobic materials, and more complex fluids.

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Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing Accessories

GP Reeves offers a variety of adhesive and sealant accessories to enhance and support dispensing processes. Our flow and pressure confirmation devices ensure the presence of flow or pressure at critical dispense points and are designed to mount between a positive displacement dispenser and the end-of-arm tooling. We provide both standard and customized control packages, which can be supported remotely and are compatible with all major PLC/HMI manufacturers.

Additionally, we offer heated hoses suitable for all heated systems, ensuring consistent temperature control during dispensing.

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What Does it Look Like to Get an Adhesive or Sealant Dispensing System from GP Reeves?

The team at GP Reeves has collected decades of experience solving some of the biggest adhesive dispensing and sealant delivery application challenges. We’ve partnered with a plethora of OEMs, integrators, distributors, and end users to create custom solutions for applications such as autonomous vehicle development, solar panel applications, and adhesive delivery to advanced medical device systems. While we can dispense adhesives and sealants to a wide range of applications, the process for each looks similar. The steps we take to provide you with the ultimate dispensing solution include:

Analyze

Analyze

Our team analyzes the characteristics of each surface, material, the environmental conditions involved and each assembly part to ensure an optimal solution is crafted.

Design

Design

After project analysis, our crew designs each part of the grease dispense system with unique capabilities, ensuring it will maximize the production line potential and provide an excellent grease solution.

Assemble

Assembly

After our design exceeds expectations, we manufacture all products in house, ensuring our grease dispense system will effectively integrate with the customer’s current processes.

Test

Testing

GP Reeves replicates the system’s eventual conditions, grease materials, space, and any other factors necessary to validate the fluid dispensing process.

Support

Support

Even after we have verified functionality in our own facility, we offer installation services and support for all products. We are dedicated to your production success for the long haul.

 Adhesive Dispensing and Sealant Dispensing Backed by Experts

Whether you need an automated epoxy dispenser, a hot melt adhesive dispenser, or a custom two-component sealant nozzle, GP Reeves can engineer the perfect solution. We support customers across various industries by providing accurate, reliable, and long-lasting dispensing systems. Enhance your assembly line with our precision dispensing solutions. Contact our team today!

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