New Automated Fluid Dispensing Systems Combine Precise Dispensing with Fast and Easy Programming
Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world's leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces its new series of automated fluid dispensing systems for streamlined integration into any manufacturing operation. The PRO Series integrates vision and laser height sensing with closed-loop encoding to provide a complete automated solution that is quick to set up, easy to program and operate, and with advanced dispensing capabilities.
The PRO Series has a smart vision CCD camera that captures detailed component part images and converts them into high resolution digital files, a key feature that simplifies tedious programming. The vision system is integrated with EFD's new DispenseMotion™ software, specially designed for precise fluid dispensing.
The PRO4L Series also includes fully integrated laser height sensing 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.
The PRO Series' advanced vision-guided DispenseMotion software simplifies set-up and facilitates programming with an on-screen preview of the dispensing path. The dispense tip can be driven to the precise point needed. Tasks of importing and converting DXF, CAD, and Excel files are equally simple. True three-dimensional motion control allows easy programming of dots, lines, circles, arcs, compound arcs, and complex patterns.
"Nordson EFD's new PRO Series automated dispensing system 'thinks'," says Nordson EFD product manager Kelvin Fernandez. "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," Fernandez says. "With the introduction of the PRO Series, EFD gives customers a breadth of new options and dispensing capabilities. The end goal is that 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."
Nordson EFD's new systems are specifically designed and configured for precise fluid dispensing using EFD syringe barrel and valve systems. Platform sizes of 200x200, 300x300, 400x400, and 500x500 handle a broad spectrum of customer applications and can work as standalone systems or part of an automated solution. They are easily integrated into in-line transfer systems, rotary tables, and pallet assembly lines.
In addition to the PRO and PROL systems, EFD is also introducing its new E and EV automated dispensing systems. The EV Series includes a simple vision camera to support on-screen set-up, while the E Series relies on a Teach Pendant for dispense programming.
To help assist customers in evaluating the various options, Nordson EFD offers a complimentary assessment on which automated dispensing system may best meet their requirements. EFD's global technical dispensing labs, located in EFD offices around the world, can also videotape a customer's specific application and provide comparative data to their current dispensing process.
Nordson EFD will formally introduce its new automated fluid dispensing systems as part of a global release announcement during the Motek international trade fair, being held in Stuttgart, Germany, from October 6-9, 2014, in Hall 7 Stand 7228.