Accordion Bottle A style of dispensing bottle that allows you to squeeze material out of the bottle and fit a Luer Lock dispensing tip on the top. Also known as a Bellows Bottle.
Adhesive Any material that can be used to adhere or "stick" one surface to another.
Air Syringe A polypropylene dispensing reservoir designed to withstand pressure up to 100 psi and to be used in conjunction with an air stopper.
Angled Dispensing Tip Dispensing tips that are manufactured using the highest quality standards and are angled at 45 or 90 degrees.
Applicators The device that dispenses a material (adhesive) onto a substrate or product. Some examples include guns, manual syringes and cartridges.
Back Pressure Refers to pressure opposed to the desired flow of a fluid in a confined place.
Barb Fitting A cylindrical fitting used to attach and secure tubing from a syringe adapter to a dispensing shot meter.
Barrel The part of the syringe that holds the material to be dispensed.
Blunt Tip A flat opening for industrial, non-medical dispensing applications describing the end of the cannula.
Boston Round A style of dispensing bottle with a rounded neck.
CA An abbreviation for cyanoacrylate, see definition below.
Cannula Metal tubing which is attached to a plastic hub to create a dispensing tip.
Cartridges Cartridges are an alternative product when syringes are too small of a capacity.
Cyanoacrylate A form of a sturdy, fast acting adhesive typically called super glue.
Dispensing Guns Guns that are operated either pneumatically, manually, or with a lithium ion battery and are used for pre-filled syringes or dual-part cartridges.
Double-Helix A pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis, especially that in the structure of the Luer Lock hub.
Ear Style An alternative to the double-helix Luer Lock style dispensing tips, the ear style also locks the hub into place using the wings at the opening.
End Cap A cap made for the large opening of the syringe barrel to store material and prevent curing.
Epoxy An instantly hardening mix that can be used as an adhesive. Generally used to fill gaps or repairs to surface defects.
Finger Switch A finger controlled actuator used for precision dispensing that can be used as a foot pedal substitute.
Flange The tabs at the top of the syringe for fingers or an adapter to grip while pressure is applied to the plunger.
Flow Rate The amount of material flowing through the system per unit of time.
Foot Valve A purely pneumatic valve pedal that includes a built-in regulator and gauge to control the flow of material, and a simple step-to-activate.
Gauge An industry standard of measurement referring to the a thickness of wire or cannula, typically referred to as AWG (American Wire Gauge).
High Precision Our NT premium series dispensing tip that uses a nationally color coded hub. This tip has gone through an extra de-burring process to promote a smoother, cleaner, and more definitive dispensing application. The cannula of this dispensing tip is also polished and has tighter tolerances.
Hub Part of a dispensing tip that connects to a syringe or bottle via Luer Lock, Luer Slip or Ear Style.
ID An abbreviation for Inside Diameter, see definition below.
Inside Diameter The inner measurement of the cannula.
Luer Lock A female double-helix style that allows the user to lock the hub into place.
Luer Slip A press-to-fit style that allows the user to slip the hub into place.
Manifold A device that distributes material.
Manual Syringe A dispensing reservoir designed to be dispensed manually. Usually packaged assembled and calibrated.
Material A term used to describe what someone is dispensing.
Needle Cover A polyethylene sheath that press fits over the cannula and part of the hub.
Nozzle A polypropylene dispensing tip that is used to dispense material from cartridges.
OD An abbreviation for Outside Diameter, see definition below.
Outside Diameter The outer measurement of the cannula.
Plunger A polyethylene rod that attaches to a rubber stopper and dispenses manually in a syringe barrel.
Polypro A style of dispensing tip meant for sensitive surfaces and provides scratch-free dispensing. The tubing is made out of polypropylene which allows it to be flexible.
PSI An abbreviation for pounds per square inch and is a measurement of air pressure.
PTFE An abbreviation for polytetrafluoroethylene and a the most flexible style of dispensing tip. This tip is best used for CA and epoxy applications.
Receiver Head Receiver heads work with cartridges by holding them in place during dispensing. The opening at the head of the unit allows for a dispensing tip to be attached and an air line attaches to the back to provide the necessary pressure.
Regulator A device for controlling the rate of working machinery or for controlling air/material flow.
RTV An abbreviation for Room Temperature Vulcanization in reference to a type of silicone rubber made from a two component system.
Scabbard Cover A nylon or sanoprene cover that is gauge-specific and slips over the end of the cannula to seal in material.
Shot Meter A pneumatically actuated dispensing device.
Solder Paste Solder paste is a material used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards to connect surface mount components to the copper traces of the board.
Stopper Also knows as a piston or gasket, this plastic or rubber piece works to push material through a syringe barrel.
Syringe Adapter Allows an air syringe to connect to a dispensing shot meter or foot valve.
Tapered Tip Tapered dispensing tips are all-plastic, one piece disposable tips that are 1.25” long with a Luer Lock thread. The high-density molded double-helix thread on one end tapers down to one of several size openings. This design allows the material to flow easier by reducing the back pressure.
UV An abbreviation for UV in reference to a specific type of radiation that is produced by the sun. This can cause curing in certain types of adhesives.
Viscosity A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction, as measured by the force per unit area resisting a flow in which parallel layers unit distance apart have unit speed relative to one another.