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Automated fluid dispensing systems on show at MD&M West

3rd February 2015
Nat Bowers

Nordson EFD has revealed that it will be demonstrating a series of automated fluid dispensing systems in booth #3335 at MD&M West, 10th to 12th February in California. These closed-loop systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming, meaning that they ensure that the dispensing process stays in control and are easily integrated into any manufacturing operation.

Customers will benefit from faster cycle times, reduced manufacturing and ownership costs and the flexibility to use the same automated dispensing system in different production areas.

Integrated vision and laser height sensing with closed-loop encoding provides a complete automated solution with advanced dispensing capabilities; while a smart vision CCD camera captures detailed component part images and converts them into high resolution digital files. The vision system is integrated with EFD's new DispenseMotion software which is specially designed for precise fluid dispensing. Tasks like importing and converting DXF, CAD and Excel files are simple. True 3D motion control allows easy programming of dots, lines, circles, arcs, compound arcs and complex patterns.

The PRO4L series incorporates a fully integrated laser height sensor that detects height variations on the surface of a product and makes corrections to the dispensing height to prevent uneven deposits and tip or workpiece damage; while the EV series includes a simple vision camera to support on-screen set-up; and the E series relies on a Teach Pendant for dispense programming.

Kelvin Fernandez, Product Manager, Nordson EFD, comments: "Nordson EFD's new PRO series automated dispensing system 'thinks'. Programming is going to be much faster, because it's simple to learn and it's easier to visually see your dispensing path as you set the parameters. And with the closed-loop system, it's constantly checking to make sure that your dispensing process stays in control."

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