Nordson Oscillator Combines Simple Operation and High Load Capacity to Improve Efficiency in Automated Powder Coating Applications

10 Nov 2011

  • Simple and unique Nordson design
  • 16-gun high gun capacity machine for heavy payloads
  • 450 mm (18”) maximum stroke covering an entire range of application requirements
  • Pneumatic counter-balance mechanism for energy efficiency, long life and low wear of all moving parts
  • Onboard VFD controls  for easy adjustment of speed
  • Plug-and-play connections for easy installation and start-up

AMHERST, OH, November 10, 2011 – The new Nordson oscillator for automated powder coating operations from Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ-NDSN) is a 450 mm (18 in) stroke oscillator that provides manufacturers with a high payload capacity of 80 kg (176 lbs) and a maximum stroke speed of 40 cycles per minute. These two features combined translate into 16 guns and high line speeds allowing for tall parts or part racks and high line speeds. These benefits equal high performance and maximum productivity. 

Incorporating a simplified design, the Nordson oscillator features a pneumatic cylinder with accumulator counter-balance that results in energy efficiency, low wear, and long life of all moving parts. The counter balance results in no drifting of the machine when stopped. The pneumatic cylinder provides air cushioning for the gear box and crank arm resulting in less wear and longer life. This unique design from Nordson also allows the motor to run more efficiently resulting in lower operating costs.

The Nordson oscillator is available with integrated variable speed drive that can be machine mounted or remotely located in the main system control panel for easy control and adjustment of oscillator stroke speed. Incorporating a plug-and-play design, the global oscillator requires simple connections for quick and easy installation and start-up.  Its new gun bars and clamps are also compatible with Nordson reciprocators, eliminating handles to provide a clean and stylized appearance.  

The Nordson oscillator can be used with Nordson’s new in/out positioner and all of Nordson’s spray booth systems including but not limited to the ColorMax® E, ColorMax 3, Excel 2000, and Excel 3000 systems. 

For more information on Nordson’s new oscillator, contact John Binder at 440.985.4876, or visit the oscillator page on our web site.

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder 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 UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at, or