Dispensing with 6-Axis Robots

Posted by Maureen Redmond on Jan 7, 2021 2:04:36 PM

Dispensing by means of 6-axis robots is an efficient platform for various dispensing applications, when a 3-axis tabletop robot does not provide the flexibility required.

Software options are available to allow for path following of  3D CAD models or sketch patterns within a 3D model. Product models can be inserted into a simulated robot environment so that dispensing simulations can be generated offline. This enables the programmer to verify any axis limitations or collisions without taking the actual robot offline and prevents downtime of production.

Dispense verification options are also available to ensure proper dispense bead width tolerances are met, alert upon dispense failure, or for traceability requirements. Bead reconstruction or repair can be done on the spot to prevent product waste and down time.

Download a brochure for further details and options available.

Read the below to see which dispenser to equip on the 6-axis robot for certain applications.

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Topics: 3D Printing, Industrial Automation, Fluid Dispensing, Musashi

What makes Musashi fluid dispensers highly reliable

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on Jul 11, 2017 8:14:00 AM

At Izumi International, we’re proud to be official distributors of Musashi Engineering automated dispensing equipment. Musashi is the largest fluid dispenser manufacturer in Japan, and their wide line of dispensing products are frequently used in Asia’s electronics manufacturing industry—an industry that demands high-precision applications.

Why do we favor Musashi dispenser products over brands that are better known in the U.S.? There are several important reasons:  


Engineering expertise

Musashi Engineering, Inc. was established in 1978, giving them nearly 40 years of experience in the automation world.

But it’s not just longevity that matters here. Nearly half of Musashi’s 700 employees have an engineering background, meaning product design, development, and testing are all done with an expert eye.

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Topics: Industrial Automation, Fluid Dispensing

A Guide to Musashi Adhesive Dispensing Solutions

Posted by Emily Park on Jun 8, 2017 8:49:00 AM

Looking for a reliable way to dispense pastes, sealants, epoxies and other adhesives for your manufacturing or R&D line? We’d like to get you pointed in the right direction.

In previous posts, we’ve looked at the general types of fluid dispensers available for product automation and how they work. In this post, we’re going to start with the needed adhesive application and list some of the specific dispensing products that are a best fit.

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

A Phosphor Silicone Dispensing Solution for LED Manufacturing

Posted by Ryutaro Izumi on May 2, 2017 2:27:36 PM

If you’re involved in LED manufacturing, you understand how much relies on your equipment providing exact accuracy each time. You want to avoid wasteful mistakes while creating LED products that are perfectly consistent from production day to production day.

Unfortunately, some of the more finicky steps of LED production pose challenges for consistency. This is especially true in the case of the potting of phosphors for white LEDs.

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

An Overview of Fluid Dispensing Systems

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 10, 2017 8:18:00 AM

Whether you’re in a traditional manufacturing industry or on the cutting edge of pharmaceutical or biomedical research, your production line is likely to need at least one fluid dispensing system.

Choosing the right dispensing system can be difficult with such a wide range of equipment on the market, from high-speed systems that dispense adhesives and greases to precision-volume dispensers for chemicals.

We’ve written a series of posts on the advantages of different dispenser types, but here is a high-level overview:

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Topics: Industrial Automation, Fluid Dispensing

Mechanical Dispensing Systems and Their Benefits

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 3, 2017 8:16:00 AM

This post is third in a series about fluid dispensing systems

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of pneumatic dispensers, which work well in many manufacturing applications. However, if the liquids you’re trying to dispense have extremely high viscosities, or varying viscosity throughout the process (as in the case of some sealants, greases, waxes, or epoxies) a mechanical dispensing system is probably the best fit for you.

Here is an overview of mechanical dispenser systems (also called displacement systems):

Consistency and Precision

Because a pneumatic dispenser uses air pressure to dispense fluids, it will force out more fluid when it’s warm and less viscous, but less when it’s cooler and thicker. This is an issue if your process depends on consistent volume rates. 

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

Benefits of Pneumatic Dispensing Systems

Posted by Emily Park on Jan 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM
This post is the second in a series about fluid dispensing systems.

One of the most commonly used types of fluid dispensers in the world of manufacturing is the pneumatic dispenser. As the name implies, these dispensers use a controlled, pressurized air source to force fluids out in either lines or dot patterns.

If you’re looking for a basic dispensing system for your product creation process, a simple pneumatic dispenser may be all that you need. Here are some of the key benefits:

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

The Unique Benefits of Non-Contact Jet Dispensers

Posted by Emily Park on Dec 22, 2016 1:36:00 PM

This post is the first in a series about fluid dispensing systems.

A relatively new development in the world of fluid dispensers, the non-contact jet dispenser uses a jetting mechanism to drop fluids from a small height onto the substrate, so that the nozzle never touches the surface of the product.

While it’s not quite as precise as a pneumatic dispenser system in terms of creating thin lines, the jet dispenser is a great option for creating even coatings (such as underfill for circuit boards). Its more sanitary nature is also opening up new opportunities in medical research and pharmaceutical production lines.

Here are the unique benefits of non-contact jet dispensers:

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing