EFD(R) Introduces Two New Dispense Valve Controllers

    Delivering Manufacturers a Cost-effective Way to Control Valve Operation

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 16 /CNW/ - EFD, Inc; a Nordson Company,
introduces its new ValveMate(TM) 8000 Dispense Controller and the
ValveMate(TM) 8040 Spray Controller, which give manufacturers a more
cost-effective way to operate multiple EFD dispense and spray valves.

    Thousands of companies throughout the world use EFD dispense valves to
apply adhesives, lubricants, sealants and other assembly fluids in their
production processes. The primary control of deposit size with any EFD valve
is "valve open time." The ValveMate 8000 and ValveMate 8040 controllers
provide convenient push-button adjustment of valve open time at the dispensing

    Until now, one valve was usually paired with one controller. While this
approach was effective, each controller required its own compressed air and
electrical connections. The new EFD controllers overcome these issues. The
ValveMate 8000 is capable of controlling 1- 4 valves and the ValveMate 8040
1-2 spray valves.

    "EFD's new ValveMate controllers simplify setup and provide exceptional
process control," states Peter Lambert, President of EFD. "Our controllers
allow customers to put the same amount of fluid on every part, every time.
This reduces rework and rejects, achieves better quality, lowers their
production costs and increases overall profitability."

    The control unit contains the timer and electronics, while external
solenoids open and close the valves. This approach saves space and simplifies
installation, since only one set of air/electrical connections is needed.
Another benefit is that mounting the solenoids close to the valves ensures the
fastest possible response time so that dispensing stations can run at optimal


    --  Push-button adjustment of Valve Open Time

    --  Valve times may be set individually or grouped

    --  Time may be manually entered or programmed using a "Teach" function

    --  Low air pressure alarm sound if air pressure drops below specified
operating parameters

    --  Purge function can be actuated individually by valve or for entire
valve group when fluid reservoir is replaced

    --  End-of-cycle feedback can signal machine Programmable Logic
Controller (PLC) for maximum efficiency

    EFD's products are available through their worldwide network operating in
over 30 countries. For more information, contact EFD at 800-556-3484,
+1-401-434-1680 or visit www.efd-inc.com

    EFD, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordson Corporation
(NASDAQ:  NDSN) Since 1963, EFD has designed and manufactured precision
dispensing devices for applying controlled amounts of the adhesives, sealants,
lubricants and other assembly fluids used in every manufacturing process.


For further information:

For further information: EFD, Inc. Art Tausek, 401-434-1680, x1202
Public Relations atausek@efd-inc.com or Nora McGuinness, 401-434-1680, x1160
Communications nmcguinness@efd-inc.com

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