SmartDispenser® Fiber Optic
Automation Integration Kit (SDIK)

SmartDispenser® Fiber Optic Automation Integration Kit (SDIK™)

AirFree® Technology & Fiber Optics Dispensing Automation

The fully-automated Fiber Optic SDIK is most typically used in facilities that are set up with “production cells”. Any number of dispensing units may be used in tandem during the rapid production of parts. The SDIK easily integrates with both a PLC and robotics. As the fiber optics dispense signals are sent from another source, there is no need for a touch screen, mouse, or keyboard. The facility may attach and utilize a DVI computer monitor, conceivably using a KVM switch to check and view all of the units at critical points.

The fully-automated Fiber Optic SDIK is configured exactly the same as the benchtop unit, with all the same software and add-ons provided. The primary difference is the elimination of the touchscreen monitor, 2 of the 4 USB hubs and the foot pedal input. Essentially, the SDIK has been stripped of anything that is unnecessary in a pure production environment, reduced in size (for easy installation on a 19 inch DIN rail), and lower in cost.

AirFree® technology acts as an additional axis when mounted on a benchtop automation system. The precise control engineered into the X, Y and Z axis is now applied to the fluid delivery axis. All axes are motor-driven lead screws with known speeds and can be coordinated, providing the highest precision and repeatability available on a desktop robot.

AirFree® Technology & Fiber Optics Connectors & Automation

The combination of Fishman’s AirFree® technology and Janome’s desktop robot motion control provides an automation solution for manufacturing of fiber optic connectors, such as the LC style connector. The Linear Drive System brings the fluid deposit repeatability and fluid dispense volume to the level needed to automate. The precision motion control of the desktop robot and a precision mounting jig brings the positioning system to the level needed to automate. Together, the SmartDispenser® Fiber Optic Benchtop Automation System increases production throughput, while reducing manufacturing costs adding to the bottom line.

Fluid Dispensing Process Control

  • ProcessControl quantifies Fluid Dispense Program.
  • AirFree® Linear Drive System replaces air pressure, improving fluid deposit repeatability 6-10 times.
  • ProcessControl auto adjust program provides the highest fluid deposit repeatability.
  • SmartDispenser® Control Center assures the exact amount of voltage is supplied to the Linear Drive System, assuring identical performance from each SmartDispenser®.

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Janome Robot AirFree®
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