Piston Insertion Tool for 450 ml 2:1 ratio 2-Part cartridges - Atlas Professional and Sulzer J-System
The piston insertion tool for 600ml J-Series Sulzer MixPac cartridges makes installing & sealing the pistons easy and standardized, and is a crucial step after filling operations are complete.
Part Number: PIDQ_0450-01-01
Works with Atlas Professional 450ml 1:1 ratio 2-Part empty cartridges, and Sulzer's J-Series 450ml 1:1 ratio 2-Part empty cartridges. (300x150ml)
Compatible with MixPac cartridge: AJ 450-02-10-04 (128535)
There are two piston insertion tools in this kit, one for each barrel size.
How it works: Four easy steps.
Installing pistons with the insertion tool is super easy once you understand how the piston is built and how to use the insertion tool.
The Pistons are the next generation of piston technology, incorporating a diaphragm instead of a push-pin. The Insertion Tool opens the diaphragm up so air can release during installation.
- Notice that the insertion tool has a bump or button on the top side. This button is very important, and is used to both hold the piston in place AND push/keep the air release diaphragm open during insertion/installation.
- Place the piston atop the insertion tool, so that the gray diaphragm side is facing up atop the tool and the hard plastic spokes side is facing down onto the tool. Make sure that the Insertion tool's button or bump fits inside the center hole/cavity of the piston, so that it helps keep the piston on the tool.
- Using the insertion tool, press the piston inside the back end of the cartridge and gently press it in. The 'bump' or 'button' on the tool keeps the Piston's air release valve/diaphragm open so that air can escape as the piston is pushed in.
- Finally, when the piston hits the adhesive or material, you will feel a gentle resistance, and stop. The piston automatically seals as soon as you remove the insertion tool. The piston is now installed, sealed, and air has been evacuated.
This video illustrates a cross section of how the Piston Insertion tool holds open the Piston to allow the trapped-in air to release out of the cartridge while the pistons are pressed/pushed down during the installation step.