Positive displacement - also called volumetric - dispensing by nature ensures the most consistent deposit sizes, irrespective of environmental factors.
Adhesives, for example, might change viscosity under changing ambient temperatures. Time/pressure dispensing will require continuous setting adjustments to keep the required volumes. Volumetric dispensing will not be influenced by these circumstantial factors at all. A valve system ensures consistent dispense action. There are different types of volumetric dispensing.