Integrated Laser Marking

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing

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Overview Designed and supplied a series of LASER marking stations to safely and automatically apply labels to different types of devices. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE The current manufacturing industry is seeing an increase in the need for rapid, flexible, low maintenance part marking. New regulations for traceability and requirements for machine and human readability are also driving this demand. TOOLS WE USE Integrated LASER marking is a natural fit as a tool to solve this problem. To offer our customers the … Read More

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

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

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

Automotive Engine Component Assembly

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

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Overview Engineered and installed a new semi-automated machine to assemble pins to a rubber valve, utilizing minimal operator interaction while maximizing quality and throughput on a thoughtfully designed no-tool change-over platform. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer was swamped with new orders and frustrated by trying to find someone to engineer, build and install a new semi-automated machine to assemble and crimp pins onto a rubber valve. This machine needed to maximize quality and throughput on a thoughtfully designed no-tool changeover … Read More