Applying material on the part

The applicator delivers material to the place where it needs to be: the actual part. Depending on the production techniques employed, manual or automated application might be the appropriate choice. The right applicator is selected according to the required flow rate and the type of material used.

Handheld Applicators

There will always be applications where automation is not an option. To offer an alternative, Atlas Copco IAS provides several manual application units suitable for a number of uses. Reasons for opting for manual solutions may include higher accessibility, flexibility and faster returns on investment costs.

To provide operators a high degree of mobility, our manual application systems can be equipped with a boom for convenient hose support. In a wheeled version, the manual system can be quickly repositioned at different stations on an assembly line to perform a wide range of applications.

Light and compact handheld applicator with mechanical trigger. Ideal for cold and low viscosity materials such as PVC.

Perfect for high viscosity materials. The pneumatic trigger delivers enhanced ergonomic operation. Heating is optional.

Ergonomic handheld applicator for dispensing low viscosity materials. Mechanical grip available in either 8° or 35° angle versions.

For dispensing high viscosity materials at higher flow rates than the HAK 400. Heating is optional.

Straight grip applicator for dispensing high viscosity materials. Heating is optional.

For applications where two components are required. With its pneumatic trigger and easy-to-replace static mixer, this handheld applicator delivers a complete solution.

Automated Applicators

For a solution matched to your process needs, automated applicators come in two different variants, differentiated by their mounting type: an independent version mounted on the 6th axis of a robot and a version where the application head is integrated into the dispense-metering unit.

Robot Flange Mount

This type of applicator ensures that the size of the meter does not restrict the flexibility and speed of the robot, thereby maximizing accessibility during the application. And, by keeping the load on the robot arm to a minimum, smaller and more cost efficient robots may be used.

Meter Mount

When there are no restrictions on a robot’s carrying capacity and its dynamics and there is free access to the targeted parts, this applicator type is a common choice. By reducing the distance between the meter and the application, the material is dispensed with consistency and higher accuracy. 

An extremely popular standard model at Atlas Copco IAS, the AK 400 is used for high viscosity materials. Heating and a variety of sealing options are available.

This robot applicator is used for high viscosity materials and delivers a higher flow rate than the AK 400.

A unique applicator solution offering multiple application angles with up to three nozzles and up to two different materials. Integrated circulation is standard in this applicator.

Similar to the AKD 400, but for applications requiring higher flow rates, the AKD 700 can be mounted with up to three nozzles, greatly reducing the necessity of robot movement.

The ideal applicator solution for applications requiring fast speeds and lower cycle times. Due to its transmission ratio, the Rotary Drive can quickly maneuver around corners with minimal robot movement. Rotary Drive applicators are often used in processes such as windscreen bonding.

The Swirl applicator distributes material in a continuous circular pattern. Atlas Copco IAS offers two versions, the Air and Electric Swirl. The electrically swirled application is typically used for heated material, as the bead could otherwise get broken when it comes into contact with the cold air stream in the Air Swirl applicator.