Nordson ASYMTEK, a leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, announces that it has won the 2012 Global Technology Award in the Dispensing Equipment category for its new NexJet™ dispensing system with the Genius™ Jet Cartridge. This significant technology advancement makes fluid dispensing faster, easier, and smarter.
The award, which was presented at the SMTA International Conference in Orlando, FL on October 16, 2012, recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. This was the fifth time Nordson ASYMTEK has won a Global Technology award.
Central to the NexJet System is the one piece Genius Jet Cartridge, which is the only system part that contains fluid, and therefore, needs to be changed or cleaned. It is easily removed in seconds without tools. The NexJet System can deliver 300 shots of fluid in one second, an improvement of 50% over previous jets. To enable more reliable and intelligent dispensing and processes, an RFID transceiver embedded in the dispense system communicates with the stored memory on the cartridge. The RFID feature ensures that the correct cartridge is installed, checks to see if the cartridge is within life expectancy, and alerts the operator when the cartridge needs replacement. A wide breadth of fluids can be used for many applications such as stacked die, precision coating, LEDs, flat panel displays, lab-on-a-chip, MEMS packaging, and others. Besides making jetting faster and easier, the NexJet reduces cost of ownership by up to 20% over other jets.
“This innovative technology revolutionizes dispensing by changing the construction of the jet itself, the accompanying software, and adding wireless capabilities for process monitoring and control,” said Peter Bierhuis, president, Nordson ASYMTEK. “We thank Global SMT & Packaging and its panel of experts for their recognition of our NexJet Dispensing System.”
The 2012 Global Technology Awards is sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine. A team of international judges selects the best innovations for electronics manufacturing products and services. Entries were judged on innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental consideration, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability/repairability.