Line Design by Assembly Magazine

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In their most recent article, “Line Design,” Assembly Magazine asked integrators to explain how they help customers determine what type of equipment they need. Invotec is featured in the article, outlining the questions we ask our customers before we begin designing a custom solution. In the report, Todd Westfall, one of Senior Applications Engineers reminds readers that, “a lot depends on the customer’s expectation for return on investment” (pg. 59). For example, helping a manufacturer to error-proof the assembly process … Read More

Invotec Exhibiting at the Assembly Show in Rosemont, IL This October

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Invotec Engineering Will Be at The Assembly Show | October 23-25 | Booth 1405 The Assembly Show offers manufacturers across all industries access to educational workshops, keynote speakers, and exhibitions focused on improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of assembly processes. This fall Invotec will be there, highlighting the latest developments in complex assembly, test, and inspection equipment. As an integrator, we’ve spent 25 years designing and building custom automation equipment for medical device manufacturers. In that time, we’ve found … Read More

Reducing Risk With Vision-Guided Laser Welding

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Vision-guided laser welding is a technique that combines automated inspection with traditional laser welding to increase weld quality, improve consistency, and reduce scrap. Vision guidance is used in situations where the combination of tolerance stack-ups, beam diameter, and feature size would cause inconsistent welds. This typically occurs in manufacturing environments for medical devices, automotive sensors, and other intricate products that require flawless consistency despite tight tolerances, repetitive productions, and complicated assembly processes. Vision-guided laser welding works best in applications where … Read More

Creating Contrast for Machine Vision

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Most manufacturers design their product before considering their equipment needs. However, acknowledging both simultaneously can save time and money—especially when it comes to machine vision systems. That’s because vision technology relies on contrast for accuracy during inspection. Keeping this in mind when selecting product components improves performance and functionality. Here are some tricks for creating contrast your product design: Optimize lighting: design features that are unique or have a special pattern to take advantage of lighting and enhance recognition. Create … Read More

Invotec Featured in Assembly Magazine

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Invotec was recently featured in Assembly Magazine as part of their “Systems Roundup” for medical device manufacturers. “Assembly lines for medical devices don’t have to be entirely automated. In some cases, a mix of manual and automated stations is more efficient and cost-effective. Recently, systems integrator Invotec Engineering Inc. designed a lean cell to produce a noninvasive surgical device. The challenge of this line was to balance the simplicity of manual stations with the complexity of fully-automated stations—leveraging the benefits … Read More

Invotec Engineering, Inc. Opens Minneapolis Location

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Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 15, 2018–Invotec Engineering, Inc. opens a Minneapolis location to better serve medical device manufacturers in medical alley.   Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Invotec Engineering, Inc. has been helping medical device manufactures solve complex assembly, test, and inspection challenges for 25 years. After joining the Hahn Group in 2017, Invotec is excited to expand their presence—starting with a new office in Minneapolis, MN. “We have a large concentration of customers in the [Minneapolis] area who need our … Read More