Medical Device Assembly and Test System

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

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Overview Design and install a new, complete manufacturing system to assemble, test and label a medical device with sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly comply with rigid quality standards. Recording the data from post process testing operations is required on 100% of the devices and is used to verify that the operating parameters are within established limits. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer needed a method to assemble, test and label a medical … Read More

Automatic Sprag Clutch Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Designed and installed a new, fully automatic assembly and test system to assemble multiple models of sprag style, automotive clutch assemblies. A single machine chassis was desired with a pair of synchronous transfer systems coupled by an accumulating conveyor. Model change-over requirements included both automatic and manual operations with tooling and position feedback at all set points to verify correct model setups. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer needed a partner capable to design, build and install a large fully … Read More

Inflator and Gas Guide Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Mechanical Assembly Systems, Test Systems

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Overview Designed and installed new manufacturing process equipment to align and assemble airbag inflators with gas guides using sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly complied with rigid quality standards. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer needed to attach an airbag inflator to the gas guide. This product was required to withstand high pressure in operation. The assembly process would need to reliably join these parts and it was key to the success of … Read More

Airbag Folding and Riveting

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing

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Overview Designed and installed a new manufacturing lean cell to fold and assemble airbag assemblies using sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly comply with rigid quality standards. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE  Airbags were automatically folded at a station attended by an operator where they were manually loaded, unloaded, and then transferred to the next operation. Rivets were automatically installed at a separate station to attach component hardware that was manually loaded, the sub-assembly … Read More

Machine Vision and Part Forming

InvotecCase Study, Controls Engineering, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Design and Build a system to automatically inspect and correct specified dimensional criteria on a precise metal component used in a medical device. Automatically bend to form and modify the component until it is verified to be in compliance with the dimensional specifications. Problems We Solve  Our customer was in need of a method to dynamically inspect and correct specified dimensional criteria on a precise metal component used in a medical device. Ideally this process would be able to … Read More

Multi-station Assembly Dial

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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The Challenge: Increase Production While Eliminating Error One manufacturer, known for their high-quality consumer products, faced forecasts that their current production capabilities could not handle. As a result, they needed to develop a system that could better facilitate part changeover and reduce cycle times—all while maintaining the integrity of their product. In addition, the company was moving production from Europe to the US. To keep costs low, the system had to accurately assemble, inspect, and test their product with minimum … Read More