Tabletop Robots dispense adhesives and sealants.

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Multi-axis tabletop robots are 3- or 4-dimensional motion control systems that allow operator to program compound arcs and patterns on different planes. They accommodate working envelopes from 200 x 200 x 100 mm high to 500 x 500 x 150 mm high. Robots have 5-phase micro-stepping motors and belt drives on X and Y axes, while Z axis utilizes zero backlash precision ball screw. Controls include built-in PLC and internal power supply.



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Compact Tabletop Automation Increases Productivity Without Sacrificing Floor Space


DULUTH, Georgia - March 4, 2002 - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq - NDSN) multi-axis tabletop automation systems offer reliable operation with excellent repeatability for dispensing adhesives and sealants in gasketing, potting and sealing applications. These compact robots increase productivity without giving up valuable floor space, making them ideal for low-volume production, lab facilities or companies moving to lean manufacturing cells.

The tabletop robots are true three- or four-dimensional motion control systems that allow the operator to program compound arcs and patterns on different planes. The units are constructed of heavy-duty, die-cast aluminum bases. The controls are integrated into the robot base, which includes a built-in PLC and internal power supply to interface with peripherals and actuate end-of-arm tooling.

Nordson tabletop automation systems can accommodate working envelopes from 200mm x 200mm x 100mm high to 500mm x 500mm x 150 mm high. The robots feature five-phase micro-stepping motors and belt drives on the X and Y axes, while the Z axis utilizes a zero backlash precision ball screw. A fourth rotational axis is also available. Position repeatability of ±0.004 inches per linear axis and ±0.02° on the optional rotational axis is achieved.

The robots incorporate innovative, user-friendly programming software and user interface. The teaching pendant has a large backlit LCD with seven text lines to allow the operator easy viewing of program and point parameters. Windows(TM)-based software is also available, which includes the ability to program from a .dxf CAD file.

For more information about Nordson tabletop automation systems, contact the Product Assembly Group, 11475 Lakefield Drive, Duluth, Georgia 30097; phone: (800) 683-2314; toll-free fax: (866) 667-3329; Internet: http://www.nordson.com/productassembly.

Nordson Corporation is the world's leading producer of precision dispensing equipment. Nordson systems apply adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations, helping customers meet quality, productivity and environmental targets. The company also manufactures technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations in 31 countries.

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