Medical Device Assembly and Test System

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

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The Challenge Our customer needed a system that would assemble, test, and label their medical device. Using in-process checks, they wanted to verify that all components in the assembly complied with rigid quality standards; additionally recorded data from post-process testing operations was required on all of the devices. The Solution Invotec developed a system that employed lean cell technology in an assembly line approach— incorporating a manually indexing, pallet conveyor to transfer assembled components between operations. Machine vision systems were … 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