Adhesive and Sealant Applications & Tools
Experts in the tools used for specific applications. The tool may cost you very little, but it accounts for over 50% of the success in the application.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sausage Package For Dispensing Sealants
A Sausage (also known as a Chub or Sachet) is sealant or adhesive packaged in a Mylar bag. They are dispensed with full barrel tools. The sausage has its benefits and drawbacks. In this section I am listing some of both...
Benefits over a standard cartridge:
More cost effective
Shelf life is typically longer
Fewer changeovers – Sausages typically hold twice as much material
Reduction in waste, when totally dispensed they are just ½” tall
With sausage guns you get access to a wider variety of nozzles (longer, wider, narrow slots, bendable, multiple beads, etc.)
Requires a different gun
Tends to be messier for the end of the sausage is open at the nozzle end (meaning you must be more careful in loading and unloading sausages from the tool.)
Benefits over Bulk, Material packaged in pails:
Cleaner and easier to load
More portable if the application is in a difficult location. You can simply take a couple sausages and the gun to the location.
When tooling the joint, you must discard the excess material verses putting it back into the pail and reusing the material.
For the next few segments we will be talking more about unique things related to the sausage.