Fluid Research Ltd, manufacturer of standard and specialized resin handling equipment, recently launched the Micro VRE valve.
The Micro Shot VRE valve is specially designed for dispensing small shots and fine beads. With its unique independent stepper drives users can program the shot size, flow rate and ratio selection with ease. The company says that users can also expect a high degree of accuracy and repeatability from the Micro VRE. The simple mechanical principle offers high engineering precision and sophisticated control with minimal user intervention.
According to the company, the major advantage of this valve gives the ability to meter and mix materials directly at the point of dispense, thus eliminating potential material delivery issues, sometimes related with remote metering of small shots.
Easy to use and easy to maintain, the Micro VRE Valve weighs only 4.5kg when dry, allowing it to be mounted directly onto a robot head for automated dispensing. The Micro VRE has the versatility required in a specialist production environment and is ideal for applications such as electronic potting, encapsulating, coating and bead laying.