Increase productivity in critical assembly tasks
EFD has developed two new products for improving medical device, electronics and other critical assembly processes. The global medical device market has been estimated at US $200 billion in 2008, while the 2012 global consumer electronics market is forecast to have by 2012 a value of $260.7 billion, an increase of 30.6% since 2007.
In today's competitive global environment where advanced products like medical devices and electronics are becoming ever smaller and more complex, manufacturers are challenged with finding new ways to apply the adhesives and other fluids used to build them with greater precision, at faster speeds. Keeping the amount of fluid applied consistent as it gets thicker or thinner, or as the volume of fluid in the reservoir decreases, can be critical to maintaining productivity and quality. EFD's Ultimus V and Optimeter resolve these issues and reduce downtime at automated dispensing stations.
For fluids that change viscosity, the new Ultimus V high-precision dispenser provides the ability to store and then automatically adjust dispensing settings to keep the amount of fluid applied constant. And to compensate for changing fluid reservoir levels, the patent-pending Optimeter automatically adjusts air flow to maintain uniform deposit size. According to Renishaw plc, "EFD's new Ultimus V dispenser is a notable improvement over the previous generation of adhesive dispensers, reducing variation and improving shot-to shot-consistency."
In keeping with EFD's commitment to the global manufacturing community, users have the option of displaying menus and prompts in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish, and setting dispensing parameters in standard, metric or SI units.
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