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.

Which METER MIX dispensing and mixing systems are dosing by shot?

Our product portfolio includes equipment for dosing of liquid and pasty materials by shot. A differentiation is made in the following shot sizes and machines:
LiquidShot 2: Smallest quantities of less than 3 ml can be dispensed with the LiquidShot 2.
LiquidShot 3: Small shot quantities of 3 ml to 60 ml are discharged with the LiquidShot 3 as standard.
LiquidShot 4: Medium shot quantities, ranging from 20 ml to 180 ml, can be achieved with the LiquidShot 4.
LiquidShot 5: Large shot volumes ranging from 100 ml to 250 ml can be produced with the LiquidShot 5.

PasteShot 20: For high viscosity material, we recommend the PasteShot 20 for small to medium quantities, from 5 ml to 120 ml.
PasteShot 200: For high viscosity material and medium shot quantities from 30ml to 200ml, can be applied using the PasteShot 200.

Material dispensed by shot
METER MIX Liquidshot 2P

LiquidShot 2

Machine for dispensing precise volumes typically less than 3 ml per shot

METER MIX Liquidshot 3CM

LiquidShot 3

Piston pump technology for small applications typically dispensing between 3 to 60 ml per shot

METER MIX Liquidshot 4CE

LiquidShot 4

Piston pump technology for medium applications typically dispensing between 20 to 180 ml per shot

METER MIX Liquidshot 5C

LiquidShot 5

Piston pump technology for large applications typically dispensing between 100 to 250 ml per shot

Material dispensed by shot

PasteShot 20

Machine for dispensing small-medium shot sizes typically between 5 to 120 ml of high-viscosity material directly from 20 lt drums


PasteShot 200

Machine for dispensing medium-large shot sizes typically 30 to 200 ml of high-viscosity material directly from 200 lt drums