The Vector platform’s flexibility facilitates a variety of pump configurations to meet strict production requirements. The metered pumps are mounted on twenty-five millimeter centers, all of which are driven by a common motor, and ensure cross-web accuracies of up to ±0.5%. The adhesive supply to the metering device is isolated from the application point and eliminates the requirement of exact metering from the adhesive supply unit. ITW Dynatec has created a high volume adhesive supply unit, the Vector Melter, equipped with a piston pump sized to deliver a large volume of adhesive over a great distance. A patented hot melt pressure regulator conditions this bulk adhesive feed into a consistent feed with little or no pressure variation to one or more metering devices. The Vector distribution and metering system eliminates the problems associated with long hose runs while increasing the accuracy and versatility of metering systems.