Adhesive controllers, reservoirs, and dispense valves work together to make up a full dispensing system. Reservoirs store adhesive at regulated pressures. Different types of controllers perform a variety of dispensing commands and monitoring functions. Instructed by a controller, the valve dispenses adhesive accordingly.
Different reservoirs are designed to regulate pressure and accommodate different volumes of adhesive. Certain bottle reservoirs contain low-level monitoring abilities to improve productivity. Reservoirs that regulate 0–15 psi are ideal for lower-viscosity adhesives while 0–100 psi reservoirs work well with higher-viscosity adhesives.
Multi-function controllers allow for programmable dispensing operations. Controllers may include connections for a variety of sensors including low level, part present, and dispense confirmation. Single-function controllers command the opening and closing of dispense valves.
Adhesive dispensing valves may be handheld or mountable. Handheld valves provide the user with manual control during the dispensing process. Mountable valves are ideal in stationary dispensing operations, including pressure-time systems.