Westlake, OH, United States
Westlake, OH, United States

Nordson Corporation is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures dispensing equipment for consumer and industrial adhesives, sealants and coatings. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. The company is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, and has direct operations and sales-support offices in approximately 30 countries. Wikipedia.

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A system and method of regulating a pressure of a fluid with a valve block having a valve block inlet in fluid communication with an outlet of an extruder and a valve block outlet in fluid communication with a die. A transducer in fluid communication with the flow channel and in signal communication with a controller of the motor can sense a pressure and communicate the pressure to a controller of a motor. The motor can adjust a position of a valve to regulate the pressure of the fluid.

Nordson | Date: 2017-03-22

An apparatus (10) for dispensing adhesive, comprising a melter subassembly (12) comprising a hopper (15) for receiving unmelted adhesive, a heater (18) communicating with the hopper and melting adhesive received from the hopper, a reservoir (19) communicating with the heater and receiving melted adhesive therefrom, and an adhesive manifold (22) communicating with the reservoir;the hopper, heater, and reservoir arranged in a vertically aligned configuration whereby adhesive is moved by gravity from the hopper, through the heater, to the reservoir; andat least one outlet (24) couplable to a dispensing hose and receiving melted adhesive from the manifold for dispensing through the hose.

Nordson | Date: 2017-03-08

A contact nozzle (2) for coating an elastic strand (12) with an adhesive (14). Air (18) is discharged at the adhesive (14) in contact with the strand (12), causing the adhesive (14) to spread around the periphery of the strand (12). The air (18) assists with release of the adhesive (14) from the nozzle (2) and also cleans the nozzle (2) to discourage adhesive build-up on the nozzle (2).

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016

The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.

A non-contact jetting dispenser, viscous fluid dispensing system and method. The system includes a viscous fluid dispenser for dispensing the viscous fluid. The system further includes a viscous fluid supply container adapted to hold the viscous fluid. A flow path is provided for the viscous fluid between the viscous fluid supply container and an outlet of the viscous fluid dispenser. An electronic flow meter device is used to produce electrical output signals proportional to the flow rate of the fluid flowing through the flow path. A control is operatively coupled to the electronic flow meter for continuously receiving and processing the electrical output signals and performing a responsive control function in a closed loop manner.

A fluid dispensing apparatus includes an actuator body with an actuator and a valve stem coupled for movement with the actuator, and a fluid body having a fluid chamber capable of fluid communication with an outlet. The valve stem is adapted to extend from the actuator body into the fluid chamber for dispensing fluid from the fluid chamber through the outlet. A quick connect member is provided to selectively fully engage and disengage a first coupling element on the actuator body with a second coupling element on the fluid body, to connect and disconnect the actuator body and the fluid body with respect to each other. The quick connect member advantageously connects or disconnects these bodies without requiring disassembly or dismounting of the bodies from other elements associated with the fluid dispensing apparatus, with a simple manual movement such as a sliding linear continuous movement.

Nordson | Date: 2016-08-17

An induction heater includes an electrically conductive coil that produces an alternating magnetic field when current is applied to the coil. The magnetic field is used to heat metal containers such as tubular containers. The coil extends about a heating path of travel that extends along the longitudinal axis of the coil. A transport device is provided to move the container through the magnetic field such that the longitudinal axis of the container is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the coil. This allows for heating the container at the twelve and six oclock positions. The transport device functions to roll the container along the heating path. In a preferred embodiment, the coil is wrapped about a core with a generally rectangular shape. Ferromagnetic members may optionally be used to further shape the magnetic field. The methods and apparatus may be used for regular or irregularly shaped containers.

An extrusion die (12) with adjustable land channel can be formed of a die body (20) that includes a first die body portion (20A) and a second die body portion (20B), a first lip body (22A), a second lip body (22B), and a land channel body(26). The extrusion die (12) can have a flow channel that includes a land channel terminating in an outlet orifice. The flow channel may be bound on one side by the first die body portion (20A), the land channel body (26), and the first lip body (22A). The flow channel may be bound on an opposite side by the second die body portion (20B)and the second lip body (22B). In some examples, the length of the land channel is adjustable by configuring the land channel body (26) and/or first lip body (22A, 22B) to move across the width of the flow channel.

Nordson | Date: 2016-10-26

A device (10) for coating an exterior of an elongate object (36) includes a housing structure (22) with an elongate chamber (30) having first and second opposite ends. A port communicates with the first end for receiving the elongate object and an outlet is located at the second end. An air supply passage (56) and a coating material supply passage (74) communicate with the elongate chamber via a ring shaped structure (54) causing air to enter the mixing passage (52) with a swirling motion. Pressurized air and coating material are adapted to enter the elongate chamber through the air supply passage and the coating material supply passage, respectively, to form a mist in the elongate chamber moving toward the outlet while coating the exterior of the object. A method of coating an exterior surface of the elongate object with the coating material includes holding the elongate object lengthwise in the elongate chamber, mixing the pressurized air and the coating material to form a mist, and coating the exterior surface while directing the mist around the exterior surface and toward the outlet of the elongate chamber.

An applicator for dispensing a fluid for use during a medical procedure includes a dispensing body for containing the fluid. The dispensing body includes a conduit, and a mixing tip operatively connected to the conduit for receiving the fluid from the dispensing body. The mixing tip includes a tip body having an interior passage. The interior passage includes an inlet at a first end fluidly connected to the conduit for receiving the fluid from the conduit and an outlet in a distal wall at a second end opposite to the first end. An insert body is positioned within the interior passage. A first passage is positioned between the insert body and the tip body and fluidly couples the interior passage with the outlet in the distal wall. A mixing chamber is positioned between the insert body and the distal wall. The mixing chamber includes a static mixing element.

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