REDwire Three features to look for in an automated fluid dispensing system

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A good fluid dispensing system can help manufacturers increase throughput, improve quality and lower production costs.

A good fluid dispensing system can help manufacturers increase throughput, improve quality and lower production costs. With such high stakes — and many options on the market — the decision of which system to use in your operations should not be taken lightly. 

What are the must-have features you should look for? Your next fluid dispensing system should incorporate 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.

Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, a precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, has recently introduced its new series of automated fluid dispensing systems, which includes these must-have features. 

1. Vision

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.

2. Laser height sensing

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.

3. Easy to set up and operate

The PRO Series’ advanced vision-guided DispenseMotion software simplifies setup 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."

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