SmartDispenser® Blog

Why AirFree® Technology is Replacing Air Driven Fluid Dispensers

Air driven fluid dispensers have become outdated technology. The erratic fluctuation of air supply from compressors continues to result in never ending firefights when it’s obvious what the root cause of the problem is: air pressure. Eliminating air pressure entirely creates a more stable production cell with traceability to the point of dispense. Here are 3 reasons why AirFree® technology should...

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AirFree® Fluid Dispensing Delivers the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

In the past, repeatability of the fluid deposit and price of the system were the primary decision points for choosing a fluid dispensing system. These are valid considerations as the starting cost of any dispensing system. But there is a more comprehensive measurement to the long term cost of the fluid dispensing system- the total cost of ownership. Over the lifetime of a system cost of ownership includes not just purchase costs but all process control costs, maintenance costs, and energy costs....

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Does Your Fluid Dispensing Equipment Need to Get With the Times?

Like leisure suits and disco, air-driven fluid dispensers are outdated relics from the 70’s that don’t belong in a 21st century manufacturing plant. Manufacturers of timed air dispensers that were developed in the 70’s (or “That 70’s Show” as we like to call them) have long educated their customers to make sure that the syringe filled with fluid has zero air pockets trapped in the assembly fluid and is...

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Frost and Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Product Award Presented to Fishman Corporation

Fishman Corporation, a manufacturer of AirFree® fluid dispensing equipment was recently named a winner of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Outstanding Product category for its SmartDispenser®. The SmartDispenser® is used for the assembly of medical devices, fiber optics, automotive parts, PCBs, electronics, and many other products. In...

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Fishman Corporation’s 10 Most Popular Blog Posts (So Far…)

Here at Fishman Corporation we started blogging back in 2011, which means that we have quite a few blog posts under our belt. In addition to blog posts about fluid dispensing and our AirFree® technology, we’ve touched upon important trends in the manufacturing industry overall. Here are 10 of our top blog posts thus far: How to...

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Leading Indicators vs. Lagging Indicators in Manufacturing

A manufacturing process must continually be monitored and improved upon in order to remain competitive in today’s manufacturing environment. To understand and predict performance, manufacturers rely on leading indicators and lagging indicators that can help plan for future events and authenticate previous efforts. Each organization must determine the right balance of leading and lagging indicators to generate the most effective metrics for that manufacturing operation. A...

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Manufacturing Must Go Digital to Improve User Experience

Why are so many people opting to buy Smartphones as opposed to “dumb” phones and frequently using web applications such as Twitter and Facebook? The answer is clear. These tools and applications make life easier. The answers to our questions and the opinions of those that we admire are right there with a few clicks or taps of the finger. What has driven the popularity and increased usage of such tools is the simple user experience. As we have grown accustomed to the technology in our personal...

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Cyanoacrylate Dispensing Equipment to Manufacture Golf Clubs

Spring has finally arrived and if you enjoy golf that means one thing- it’s time to hit the links! Have you ever thought much about how your golf clubs are assembled? If not, here’s a lesson for you. Any type of golf club, whether your irons, putters, woods, or wedges made by Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Mizuno or others are all assembled using cyanoacrylates, also known as super glue. The cyanoacrylate fluid...

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Manufacturing and the Age of Connectivity

We live in a connected world. Via smart devices including phones, tablets, and more we are constantly connected via the Internet through a phone network, Wi-Fi, or both. In addition to being connected to other people we are also connected to other technologies. For example, with just a few taps on one of our many screens we can now remotely manage the heat and electricity being used in our home or control the cable and set a recording. Of course, those are examples of how being connected is beneficial...

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Manufacturers Must Be Open to Change

Why do you think people get a new cell phone every few years (or less)? It’s because they want the “next big thing”. As technology improves they want the better model. The same goes for your products and your manufacturing process. If it’s not improved upon and upgraded over time you are essentially letting your competitors take the reins. We live in a globally competitive environment. The companies aiming to take your market share are all over the world and only the manufacturers that strive...

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