Nordson EFD Wins 2010 Vision Award for Ultimus™ V High-precision Dispenser

Surface Mount Technology magazine recognizes innovative product by naming Nordson EFD winner in “Dispensing Equipment” category

07 Apr 2010

For Immediate Release

April 7, 2010 East Providence, RI USA Nordson EFD (Nasdaq: NDSN) has won the 2010 SMT Vision Award for its Ultimus™ V High-precision Dispenser, which improves productivity in electronics and other critical assembly processes.

SMT Vision Awards honor products and technologies that shaped the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing industry over the past year. Products are judged on innovation, cost-effectiveness, speed/throughput improvements, quality, ease of use, and environmental responsibility.

The global consumer electronics market is estimated at $260.7 billion by 2012, an increase of 30.6% since 2007. As electronics become smaller and more complex, manufacturers need new ways to apply the adhesives and other fluids used to assemble them, with greater precision and faster speed. Keeping the amount of fluid applied consistent as it gets thicker or thinner, or the volume in the reservoir decreases, can be critical to maintaining productivity and quality. For fluids that change viscosity, the Ultimus V high-precision dispenser automatically changes dispensing parameters to keep the amount applied constant. To compensate for changing fluid volumes, the patent-pending Optimeter automatically adjusts airflow to maintain uniform deposit size.

According to Renishaw plc, a leading metrology equipment manufacturer, "EFD’s Ultimus V dispenser is a notable improvement over the previous generation of dispensers, reducing variation and improving shot-to shot-consistency."

In keeping with Nordson EFD’s commitment to the global manufacturing community, users can display 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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Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision dispensing devices for applying controlled amounts of the adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other assembly fluids used in almost every manufacturing process. Nordson EFD products are available through a worldwide network operating in over 30 countries.

Nordson EFD is a division of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN), one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, coatings and other materials 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. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.