As products continue to get smaller and smaller, Nordson EFD has developed new solutions to address this growing need to apply precise, repeatable micro-deposits of assembly fluids in production processes worldwide.
“We understand the challenges manufacturers face when their process requires bonding tiny substrates and components together,” said Peter Langer, Business Unit Director of Valves at Nordson EFD. “The deposit tolerance requirements are considerable. And there are a number of variables to consider in order to choose the right dispensing method.”
This white paper helps manufacturers understand the difference between two of the most common dispensing methods. Contact dispensing, for example, allows users to dispense extremely tiny amounts of fluid consistently. The tradeoffs include slower cycle rates and possible part damage due to the need for Z-axis movement of an automated system.
Jet dispensing benefits include highly precise, repeatable micro-dispensing at speeds up to 1000Hz continuous. Jetting also meets exact deposit tolerances as small as +/- 1%. Tradeoffs include the fact that some fluids, such as those filled with highly-abrasive particles, cannot be jetted efficiently.
Getting an experienced fluid application specialist involved early in the process of selecting a dispensing system can prevent many issues that could occur later in production.
For more information, email Nordson EFD at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1 401.431.7000 or 800.556.3484.
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. Visit Nordson on the web at nordson.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or facebook.com/nordson.