Fluid Metering, Inc. introduces the new PDS-100 Programmable Dispenser for battery manufacturing process applications requiring precision, maintenance-free fluid control. The PDS-100 is designed for dispensing and metering electrolytes, slurries, and metal forming lubricants used in the manufacture of AA, AAA, C, D, and button cell batteries. The PDS-100 integrates FMI's patented CeramPump® design with precision programmable stepper motor control.
The pump electronics are housed in a rugged anodized aluminum enclosure suitable for desktop or wall mounting and features intuitive front panel programming of dispense and continuous metering modes. The PDS-100 is available in both single and dual pump head configurations. For duplex configurations, the displacement and speed of each pump head can be individually controlled, ideal for proportional mixing and diluting. Duplex configurations can also provide economic 2-channel dispensing, effectively doubling production capacity at a fraction of the cost of using two individual dispensers.
The PDS-100 utilizes Fluid Metering's patented CeramPump® pumping principle. One moving part, a rotating and reciprocating ceramic piston, accomplishes all fluid control functions in the pump, thereby eliminating check valves and their associated failure and maintenance issues. It will dispense from 2 microliters up to 1 liter per minute continuous metering, while maintaining a precision of 0.5% for millions of dispenses without re-calibration or downtime.