Nordson EFD Launches 4-Axis R Series Automated Dispensing System


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Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces the new R Series 4-axis automated fluid dispensing system featuring TeachMotion proprietary, specialized software for market-leading repeatability and optimal precision in fluid placement and positioning.

Unlike other benchtop robots on the market that are retrofitted for dispensing, the R Series system is designed specifically for automated fluid dispensing applications. Its proprietary TeachMotion software offers a simplified user interface for faster setup and ease of use via a Teach Pendant, enabling users to program complex dispensing patterns, such as dots, lines, circles, arcs, compound arcs, and patterns on different planes, in minutes.

R Series systems also feature best-in-market repeatability (+/- 8 micron/micrometer), built-in tip recalibration, and true three-dimensional motion control to ensure the most accurate deposit placements every time.

The R Series is a standalone system ideal for 4-axis fluid dispensing applications in markets ranging from automotive and life sciences to electronics and general industry. It provides faster cycle and batch times, greater setup and programming efficiency, reduced material costs, and seamless integration into any manufacturing operation, including in-line transfer systems, rotary tables, and pallet assembly lines.

The introduction of the R Series is part of EFD’s initiative to “meet different industries’ manufacturing requirements for precision dispensing with focused automation solutions for accurate, repeatable deposit positioning placement,” says Kelvin Fernandez, Global Product Line Manager, Nordson EFD.

“Our involvement in automation is in direct response to the growing need to be more productive by increasing throughput and first pass yields, while decreasing part reject limits. Maintaining specifications on parts and components that are continuously being miniaturized makes it difficult and tedious for manual operations,” Fernandez says.

“That’s why our automated fluid dispensing systems are strictly focused on enhancing the repeatability, accuracy and increased reliability of applications to place small amounts of fluid in the right place of a part or component; in other words, the perfect dispense.”

About Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. Other fluid management capabilities include high-quality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, couplers and connectors for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments. The company is also a leading formulator of specialty solder pastes for dispensing and printing applications in the electronics industry.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.

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