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Nordson EFD

lines include dispensing robots, valves, fluid dispensers
and components such as dispense tips, syringe barrels
and cartridges and other plastic components that are
used to dispense a single type of fluid.
EFD has a two-component line that includes static
mixers, side-by-side and u-TAH™ cartridges, dispense
guns and meter mix valves that are used to mix fluids to
form a bond during the manufacturing or repair process.

Northeast

Forden says. "[We were] able to add to our portfolio of
jetting valves." Those additions include its P-Jet and
P-Dot valves and V100 controllers. "The P-Jet and P-Dot
non-contact jet valves offer manufacturers a fast, simple
way to generate precise, repeatable micro-deposits for
even the most demanding dispensing processes," Business Unit Director of Valves Peter Langer says.

Staying Local
New Additions
Both 2014 and 2015 were strong years for Nordson EFD,
which saw the launches of many products, including its
PICO® Pulse™ jet valve and Touch™ controller, Forden
says. The valve is capable of dispensing up to 500 cycles
per second (Hz) continuous with 1,500 Hz bursts.
With the Touch controller, the valve can meet specific application requirements. "If the application requires
dispensing a line that's 750 micrometers wide by 105
micrometers thick, the customer can easily program
the valve to dispense that very specific type of deposit,"
Calain-Tatry says.
"We're extremely proud of the work and efforts put
into those," Forden says, also highlighting the xQR41,
a micro-dispensing needle valve. Sixty percent smaller than conventional needle valves, it can dispense micro-deposits 150 micrometers in diameter.
"When we talk to our customers, we hear that the ability to service a valve in the shortest amount of time is critical," Forden continues. "The PICO Pulse and xQR41 can
be serviced in a matter of seconds."
Nordson EFD also recently launched its E, EV and PRO
Series of tabletop robots. The latter, Calain-Tatry notes,
includes DispenseMotion™ software, fully integrated
vision and laser height-sensing capabilities, and closedloop encoding.
"These features simplify setup, operation and programming - making it easier to implement automated
dispensing and ensure the most absolute accurate fluid
placement, even over uneven surfaces," she adds.
The company also released its Clear Flex Piston, which
minimizes piston bounce when dispensing viscous and
particle-filled fluids. "Its design allows it to flex under
pressure so that it creates a tighter seal between piston
and the barrel," she states.
Nordson EFD also recently acquired Liquidyn, a Germany-based manufacturer of non-contact, micro-dispensing valves.
"We think that was a good acquisition for EFD,"

Nordson EFD is proud to have kept the majority of its manufacturing in the United States, at its locations in Rhode Island and New Jersey. "We make more than 95 percent of our
products out of these two facilities," Forden says.
This fits well with Nordson EFD's North American customers. "A lot of people have discovered you can make
high-quality, very cost-competitive products here in the
United States and you don't need to go offshore," he says.
"We see many clients that are looking to do it in ways that
minimize some of the labor and quality concerns that they
have," he states. "We can reduce some of that variability

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