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Programmable Dispensing System suits battery manufacturing.

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Press Release Summary:

April 15, 2013 - Integrating CeramPump® valveless piston pump with stepper motor control and integral electronics, PDS-100 provides low volume dispensing of electrolytes, slurries, and metal forming lubricants used in manufacture of AA, AAA, C, D, and button cell batteries. System utilizes single rotating and reciprocating piston made of chemically inert, sapphire-hard ceramics. Offered in dual channel configuration, PDS-100 accommodates dispense and flow ranges from 2 µL/dispense to 1.5 lpm continuous pumping.

Fluid Metering, Inc.

5 Aerial Way, Suite 500-T, Syosset, NY, 11791, USA

Original Press Release

Dual Channel Valveless Dispensing for Battery Manufacturing

Press release date: April 12, 2013

The Fluid Metering PDS-100 Programmable Dispensing System is the solution for valveless electrolyte and slurry dispensing for battery manufacturing process applications requiring maintenance free, high precision fluid control.

The PDS-100 is designed for high accuracy, low volume dispensing of electrolytes, slurries, and metal forming lubricants used in the manufacture of AA, AAA, C, D, & Button Cell batteries. Internal pump components of the PDS-100 are made of chemically inert, sapphire-hard ceramics, making it ideal for dispensing corrosive KOH electrolytes, as well as viscous, abrasive slurries.

The PDS-100 design integrates FMI’s patented CeramPump® valveless piston pump technology with precision stepper motor control and integral electronics, all housed in a rugged space-saving enclosure suitable for countertop or wall mounting. Intuitive programming is menu-driven and accomplished using easy access front-panel membrane switches. 

The dual channel configuration of the PDS-100 increases production output two fold at a fraction of the cost of two purchasing separate pumps. Furthermore, the dual channel version maintains full-featured independent pump control and footprint of the single channel version.

FMI’s patented CeramPump® valveless design accomplishes all fluid control functions with only one moving part, a single rotating and reciprocating piston made of chemically inert, sapphire-hard ceramics. Using dimensionally stable ceramic internal components while eliminating check valves, results in a dispensing system that will maintain 0.5 precision for millions of dispenses without recalibration.

The PDS-100 is available in single and duplex configurations to accommodate dispense and flow ranges from 2 microliters per dispense up to 1.5 liters per minute continuous pumping.

For over 50 years FMI pumps have been used for industrial automation, medical instrumentation, laboratory R&D, chemical process, pharmaceutical packaging, mining, alternative energy, water treatment, environmental monitoring, food processing and much more.

For additional information, Call toll free 1-800-223-3388 or 1-516-922-6050, FAX 1-516-624-8261, email: pumps@fmipump.com or visit our website at www.fmipump.com which now features “Live Help”, an online direct connection to FMI’s application experts.

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