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Process Sentry™ 3 Controller Incorporates New Easy-to-Use Graphic Interface for Simple Operation, Adjustment and Fault Monitoring of Nordson Cold Material Dispensing Systems

02 Dec 2013

Process Sentry™ 3 Controller Incorporates New Easy-to-Use Graphic Interface for Simple Operation, Adjustment and Fault Monitoring of Nordson Cold Material Dispensing Systems

  • Immediately identifies dispensing system status and process faults, reducing rejects and downtime
  • Easy troubleshooting and reduced maintenance costs
  • Records process data, including part ID, actual and setpoint volumes, and fault codes
  • Flashing icons highlight trouble areas and display help screens to resolve the issue 

AMHERST, OH, December 2, 2013 – Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ-NDSN), a leader in adhesive and sealant dispensing  technologies, introduces the Process Sentry 3 system controller, the next-generation control system for Nordson cold adhesive and sealant material dispensing systems.  The Process Sentry 3 controller incorporates embedded controls for real-time system monitoring and a new easy-to-use graphic interface for simple troubleshooting and fast resolution of process issues, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

Typically used with Nordson engineered systems for automotive assembly applications – including body shop, stamping, paint shop, glass bonding and powertrain applications – the Process Sentry 3 controller incorporates  a touch-screen display to provide precise graphic representation of the entire dispense system – valve, automation, bulk delivery system and optional temperature conditioning systems or electrically heated zones.  It also controls all aspects of the dispensing equipment, including volume dispensed, system pressures, cable continuity and component function.

“The simple design of the new interface allows operators to immediately identify dispensing system status and process faults anywhere within the system,” explains Pat Flinn, global marketing manager, cold materials. “With step-by-step instructions on how to fix any system fault, the enhancements help manufacturers reduce downtime and maintenance costs.”

In addition, the Process Sentry 3 controller directs dispense valve operation, and can control the bulk pumps and optional temperature conditioning systems or electrically heated zones. This ensures proper function of these auxiliary units by monitoring the operating conditions of all system components.

Other features and benefits include:

  • Integrated USB port allows easy access to SPC data and upload of software improvements.
  • Records process data, including part ID, and actual and setpoint volumes, as well as fault codes.
  • Controller flexibility allows use with a variety of Nordson dispensing systems, meeting almost any application requirement.

For more information on the Process Sentry 3 controller or other adhesive and sealant dispensing systems for automotive applications, visit www.nordson.com/automotive or contact Pat Flinn at 440.985.4523/ patrick.flinn@nordson.com.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing and processing of adhesives, coatings, polymers and plastics, sealants, biomaterials and other materials and for fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.