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Camille Sybert is a senior product marketing engineer with Nordson Electronics Solutions
Nolan Johnson: What are your impressions from the show?
Camille Sybert: The show has been great. We’ve been pretty busy on our end. On the conformal coating side, we’ve seen a lot of activity. We had a couple of other new products that we brought out, and we’ve been able to talk about and share those with our customers and get feedback on what application trends they see upcoming, as well. We’ve had the opportunity for our customers to see our new products, for us to see our existing customers, meet some people that hopefully we can develop fruitful partnerships with as well, and collaborate on solutions. Then, we can get creative with our technologies and see how we can use them to best benefit the industry.
Johnson: What are some of the hot buttons that your customers are sharing with you?
Sybert: There’s a need for flexible solutions, so people are trying to make the most of the equipment that they buy, and they want to have the equipment that’s able to be flexible in scale with what it is that they’re looking for. We have customers asking about future capabilities that they might not be ready for right now, but they want to know that it’s something that can be easily integrated into their processes in the future, as they’re in a position to better be able to do so.
Johnson: Based on some of the things you’re hearing, what do you think we’re going to see in the industry in the next year or two?
Sybert: In general, we’re going to continue to see more flexible solutions. We’re going to see more of a sophisticated need from our equipment, including more closed-loop process controls and communication between systems where the machines take on more of the responsibility in the process. We see whole-process ownership as opposed to just being an individual contributor within the process.
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