These operations are still mostly manual, but with more advanced tools that utilize simple mechanical or electrical tools to increase productivity or improve the precision of an application. Labour for these tasks is still relatively easy to find, but more precision is required to optimize production.
These guide the workpiece and help create a precise and consistent tape application. Commonly used to position parts in panel-to-frame applications such as handheld devices or TVs.
Used in stiffener and post applications. Requires moderate user interaction with little training.
Uses a trigger such as a thumb switch or foot pedal to control adhesive dispensing.
Apparatus used to mount an adhesive applicator such as a benchtop system, tool balancer or stand.
Time-pressure systems dispense adhesives by applying pressure to a cartridge or syringe for a set amount of time; accuracy can vary with different materials or viscosity changes. Volume metering systems measure the amount of material that is pushed through the system, allowing for better dispensing accuracy and repeatability.