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Nordson ASYMTEK Combines Conformal Coating and Inspection into One Automated System


Ensures accurate and reliable coating process

, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN),
a global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and
technologies, announces an automated coating inspection (ACI) line,
combining its Select
® SL-940 Conformal Coating system

with the FX-940UV
ACI/AOI Automated Conformal Coat Inspection
system. Together, the systems ensure a conformal coating process that's
accurate and reliable, and delivers ongoing coating quality and

Eliminating coating problems starts with a high-quality conformal
coating system with process controls. The Nordson ASYMTEK Select Coat
SL-940 conformal coating system provides the highest quality and
productivity for automated coating processes. The system has a wide
range of features to monitor and control the process and to provide
traceability, such as Fan
Width Control
, Flow
, a bar code system, and a vision system. Information
can be exchanged with customer-specific Factory Information Systems
(FIS) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to ensure factory
production workflow.

Conformal coatings used by electronic manufacturers contain UV
indicators for the purpose of inspection. Since coatings are
transparent, parts must be viewed under ultraviolet or black light to
verify coverage and non-coverage. The FX-940UV's advanced, high-power UV
lighting and newly available image-processing technology integrate
several techniques, including coverage and color inspection, normalized
correlation, and rule-based algorithms, to provide complete inspection
coverage with an unmatched low false-failure rate. Advanced
multiple-camera imaging technology offers high-speed inspection with
defect coverage. The FX-942 model provides dual-sided viewing (top-down
and bottom-up) cameras. The ACI/AOI systems inspect conformal coating
coverage and verify correct part assembly in SMT or through-hole
applications, improving quality and enhancing yield.

With minimal programming, the inspection set-up is fast and intuitive,
typically requiring less than 30 minutes. A known-good board is used to
teach the coverage and non-coverage areas. Automated inspection
typically takes only a few seconds and results are immediately
displayed. These results can be stored and reviewed off-line. The
FX-940UV also reads all common barcodes and captures board images for
product traceability.

Configurable for several line positions, the FX-940UV ACI series is
equally effective for coating, pre- and post-cure, and final assembly
inspection. Off-line programming maximizes machine utilization and
real-time SPC monitoring provides a valuable yield enhancement solution.
The FX-940UV can be fully integrated with a FIS/MES system to capture
up-to-the-minute process data. Single-page, quick feedback reports
provide an overall view of the inspected board and allow you to zoom in
on specific areas of interest, such as around keep out zones and
critical components.

Together, Nordson ASYMTEK's Select Coat® SL-940 conformal
coating system and FX-940 ACI can team up for coating that is done
accurately and reliably.

For more information contact Nordson ASYMTEK at,
call +1.760.431.1919, or visit our website:

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About Nordson ASYMTEK

, a world leader in precision fluid dispensing, conformal
coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures dispensing
and coating systems, supported by an award-winning global applications
and service network for over 35 years. To find out more, visit,
or on social media.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets differentiated
products and systems that precisely dispense, adhesives,
polymers, plastics, and other materials, fluid management, test
and inspection
, UV
, and plasma
surface treatment
, all supported by application expertise and direct
global sales and service. Nordson serves 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, headquartered in
Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has operations and offices in nearly 40
countries. Visit Nordson at www.nordson.comTwitter,
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