IDS IS NOW PART OF
IDS has joined the CFT family of product brands providing total system solutions for your applied material needs.
All IDS dispense systems are manufactured in the U.S. and assembled in Shelby Township, MI. IDS provides standard products (mechanical and controls), as well as custom engineered solutions. IDS takes great pride in providing the customer with equipment that meets their design requirements and specifications. In most cases, IDS can turn around a complete dispense system in 6-8 weeks from receipt of a PO.
The IDS associates are a team of very passionate individuals that follow the IDS vision statement and believe that quality and doing what is right and not what is easy is the path to success. This shows in their day-to-day work while assembling the I-Flow products. All associates follow the lean manufacturing principles that have been set by the industry and adopted by IDS. By following these principles, it assures IDS has continuous improvements in efficiency, productivity and material cost while maintaining a low-cost solution to our customers.
The IDS Controls Team of professionals has decades of experience specializing in high viscosity fluid dispensing, monitoring and precision dispensing using advanced fluid controls. The team used the “voice of the customer” in developing its latest Dispensing Control Package, i-Flow. Our customers expressed the need for an affordable system that is simple to set-up, understand, and maintain, to reduce their downtime. IDS specializes in working with the customer in order to meet their needs and has the ability to customize software and hardware quickly if needed.The I-Flow controller is an embedded PC controller with 12” HMI that controls all of IDS’s dosing products, and can communicate to any industrial cell controller or industrial robot, through a variety of interfaces (e.g. Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, ProfiNet, Hard-Wired).
The IDS Mechanical Engineering department is staffed with professional Engineers with many years of combined expertise. We come from a diverse background that enable us to use that experience and apply it to our current needs. Our team of Engineers also uses the “Voice of the Customer” in the design of our products. We listen to our customers to find their needs and understand their concerns. Approval drawings and/or 3-D models will be supplied, so the customer is confident with the items they are receiving. We have developed a robust product line that will withstand the harsh environments and extreme everyday use of a manufacturing environment. Drawings, 3-D models and product manuals are available for all our components. Our Engineers take great pride in producing the most accurate, up to date models/drawings both for our customers and our manufacturers. Our mechanical components are constantly being improved and evaluated as technology and manufacturing methods evolve. We strive to bring new and innovative products/systems into the IDS product line.
Over 200 years of experience
IDS is focused on providing innovative products for high viscosity dispensing, advanced fluid control, process analysis, production throughout
improvement, and lab studies for the Automotive, Tier 1-3, aerospace, and industrial markets.
The company is led by a passionate, industry recognized team that has worked together for many years and has over 200 years of experience solving problems in the high viscosity dispense industry. “Our team has identified a need for reliable and affordable integrated dispense solutions,” said IDS General Manager, David Ritchie. “We are excited to help our customers by providing solutions that are flexible, reliable, and easy to use and maintain.”
Due to rapid product manufacturing cycles, and very short production changeover times, dispense systems are often replaced well before their end of useful life. IDS has recognized the need for this and provides refurbishment and service contract programs to conserve capital expense and increase useful life of existing equipment. As the need for adhesives and sealing is increasing, IDS also provides new innovative low maintenance dispensing systems, turn-key installations, components, and spare parts.
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14310 Industrial Center Dr
Shelby Twp, MI 48315
Manufacturing / Engineering Building
14330 Industrial Center Dr. Suite A
Shelby Twp, MI 48315
Dave Ritchie - General Manager