What is the shot size?

In dispensing technology, shot size refers to the amount of a material dispensed in a single dispensing cycle or shot. This quantity is often measured in units such as milliliters (ml) or cubic centimeters (cm³). Shot volume is an important parameter that controls the amount of material dispensed and is critical in many dispensing applications.

Electronic potting - material discharge by means of one shot
Electronic Potting - material discharge by means of a shot

What is the shot size and the advantages of material discharge per shot?

The advantages of discharging materials by shot:

Precise metering:
The use of shots allows for precise metering because the amount of material dispensed can be accurately controlled. This is especially important in applications where accurate dosing is required to ensure product quality and consistency.

Shots in dispensing technology are repeatable, meaning the same amount of material is dispensed with each dispensing cycle. This ensures consistent product quality and process performance.

Minimization of waste:
Precise dispensing minimizes material waste by dispensing only the amount needed. This contributes to cost efficiency and reduces material waste.

Speed and efficiency:
Shot dispensing enables efficient material delivery, especially in applications where fast dispensing cycles are required.

Shot size can be adjusted based on requirements and applications. This provides the flexibility to use different dispense rates for different products or processes.

Prevention of material mixing:
In some applications, such as mixing technology, the use of shots can help prevent undesirable mixing of different materials.

Ease of control:
Shot dispensing can be easily controlled by the dispensing unit or system controller, making process automation easier.

Overall, shot metering in dispensing technology enables precise, repeatable and efficient material feeding, which is important in many industries and applications, including food and beverage manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing, automotive and many others.

In which industries and markets is the flow rate by means of a shot used?

Shot-by-shot material discharge is used in various industries and markets. It always depends on the application and material properties. Here are some of the major industries and markets where this technique is used.

Electronics manufacturing:
In the electronics industry, shot-by-shot dispensing is used to precisely apply adhesives, sealants and other materials to printed circuit boards or electronic components.

Automotive industry:
In automotive production, sealants, lubricants and adhesives are applied shot by shot to various components in the areas of engine, chassis or interior.

These examples illustrate that shot dispensing is widely used in many different industries and applications and is used to dispense precise amounts of materials in different processes. This enables better quality, consistency and efficiency in production and other applications.

What is the pump technology behind dosing in shots?

All our dosing systems of the Shot series are based on the proven piston pump technology. Learn more about piston pump technology. Learn more.