New Automated Optical Inspection from Nordson EFD Verifies Fluid Deposit Placement and Accuracy
Nordson EFD , a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN ), the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces OptiSure™ Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) software and confocal laser as add-ons to its existing vision-guided dispensing robots .
OptiSure AOI add-ons provide optical assurance of fluid deposit accuracy and integrate seamlessly with Nordson EFD’s proprietary DispenseMotion™ software. Using robots’ existing vision systems to verify fluid deposit widths and diameters, the AOI software determines if dispense requirements have been met. Constant closed-loop feedback provides automated quality control (QC) data, saving manufacturers time and cost.
“Optical assurance of fluid deposit accuracy in an off-the-shelf solution is a game changer for our customers,” said Johnathan Titone, global product line manager for automated dispensing systems, Nordson EFD. “We saw a need in the market to integrate automated dispensing and AOI and we’re pleased to provide a market-leading solution.”
When paired with the OptiSure confocal laser , the AOI software measures the height of a fluid deposit in addition to the width and diameter — providing 3D deposit verification. Instant quality feedback eliminates the need to purchase additional QC equipment while increasing customer confidence and trust.
In addition, the confocal laser detects deposit height measurements regardless of the transparency of the fluid, which can sometimes distort quality data. The intuitive, user-friendly interface of the DispenseMotion software greatly reduces operator training time – offering a huge time savings when compared to standard AOI stations that require extensive training and programming.
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 .
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