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Publication Date: 02/1/2008
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EFD Unveils New Fluid Dispensing Components
Fluid dispensing components.
Providence, RI — EFD's new Optimum syringe barrels, cartridges and pistons have benefited from a new, fresh design approach. According to the company, traditional dispensing components were based on medical syringes and modified for industrial use. In developing the new Optimum system, the company took a fresh approach and used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to engineer a comprehensive family of disposable components.

The new components reportedly bring fluid dispensing and packaging processes to a higher level of reliability to meet the demands of today's cutting edge manufacturing processes.

New Zero Draft syringe barrels provide even, laminar flow of watery low-viscosity fluids to thick viscous materials during filling and dispensing processes. The internal CFD-enhanced geometry eliminates any opportunity for "dead spots" that could trap air bubbles during filling or dispensing. Available in 3, 5, 10, 30 and 55cc capacities in clear, UV-blocking and light-blocking configurations.

Optimum cartridges and retainers improve yields and reduce costs in fluid packaging and dispensing processes that require a larger reservoir. A new, more robust cartridge design eliminates the risk of splitting, while see-through cartridge retainers reportedly make it easy to monitor fluid levels. The cartridges are available in 2.5, 6, 12, 20 and 32-oz. capacities.

The new design incorporates unique channels that prevent air entrapment during the filling process. Pistons are engineered to mate perfectly with syringe barrels, and have precision dual wiper edges that wipe syringe and cartridge walls clean as fluid is dispensed, eliminating waste and residue.

New end caps incorporate a special pushbutton for error-free attachment and an air-tight seal. Tip caps are vented to ensure that no air is pushed into the fluid during the installation process.

For more information, contact: EFD Inc., 977 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914. 14 Blackstone Valley Place, Lincoln, RI 02865 401-333-3800 fax: 401-333-4954 E-mail: Web:

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