UltimusPlus is a range of user-friendly dispensers made by Nordson EFD, ideal for assembly fluids in both manual and automated processes. Ethernet compatibility makes it easy to integrate with IIoT, Industry 4.0 and M2M technology. UltimusPlus also reduces environmental impact with “sleep” mode.
by Giordano Bracco
Nordson EFD introduces its UltimusPlus range of pneumatic fluid dispensers, with time-saving features that amplify production throughput while delivering precise and repeatable dispensing. It is ideal in life sciences, electronics, consumer goods, and automotive applications.
UltimusPlus offers an intuitive, high-resolution touchscreen that makes it very easy to quickly navigate and set up the dispenser. Full operator lockout of time, pressure, and vacuum settings eliminates inconsistencies caused by operator-to-operator variability, creating far less rework and rejects.
Dispenser with electronic regulator
An optional barcode scanner speeds production by allowing users to switch between up to 16 dispensing programs without ever touching the screen. This functionality can also be used to compensate for the full-to-empty effect in syringe barrels.
“UltimusPlus is a user-friendly fluid dispenser” said Vladimir Konopelko, global product line manager for dispensers at Nordson EFD. “We designed it to address the challenges of our customers who use dispensers to apply a wide range of assembly fluids in both manual and automated production processes.”
The dispenser features electronic pressure regulation for applying low- to high-viscosity fluids, such as solvents, primers, hydrophobic coatings, glues, oils, greases, epoxies, silicones, sealants, UV-cure adhesives, and dispensing pastes such as SolderPlus solder paste, with highly accurate shot-to-shot repeatability.
Easy integration with automation
Ethernet compatibility simplifies UltimusPlus’ integration with Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, and Machine-to-Machine technology. It allows the dispense cycle to be initiated by a centralized PLC as part of large, in-line operations.
“With IoT, Factory 4.0, and advancements in customers’ expectations of equipment iterability, our goal was not only to design an easy-to-use dispenser” Vladimir Konopelko said. “But also simplify integration with automation to make it the most advanced fluid dispenser on the market.”
Low power consumption
UltimusPlus’ digital dispense log automatically records dispense parameters, date, day, and time of each dispense cycle, plus barcode numbers, for documented process control to meet FDA and other medical device regulatory requirements.
Its “sleep” mode functionality reduces power consumption and compressor usage to lower the carbon footprint and operating costs of factories around the world.