January 20, 2009 East Providence, RI USA – EFD, Inc., a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) developed the new 781RC MicroMark® Recirculating Spray System to help manufacturers in a wide variety of industries eliminate the costly maintenance and downtime associated with conventional marking systems.
Manufacturers often use pigmented marking inks and paints to:
- Color-code components that look alike
- Show pass/fail status after testing
- Indicate whether a specific process has been performed
Potential applications include everything from large automotive transmission components to small printed circuit boards.
Conventional marking systems include felt pads that quickly become contaminated with debris, and spray valves that often clog from heavy pigments in the inks and paints.
EFD’s new 781RC system eliminates the maintenance and downtime encountered with these standard marking systems by using a recirculating pump to keep pigments in suspension and a short burst of air after each cycle to clear the nozzle of any residue.
According to John Keating , Business Unit Manager at DYKEM, a leading manufacturer of marking inks and paints,
"We tested EFD’s new 781RC system extensively. Besides ensuring that our marking inks and paints perform exactly as intended, it is also extremely reliable and very easy to service—which will significantly reduce maintenance and downtime on automated production lines. It is a superior marking system that we will recommend to all of our customers."
EFD, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordson Corporation. Since 1963 EFD has designed and manufactured precision dispensing devices for applying controlled amounts of the adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other assembly fluids used in almost every manufacturing process.
Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in 32 countries.