Laser Seal De-Gating

InvotecCase Study, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing

laser beam

The Challenge One medical device manufacturer had a seal product that needed to be trimmed from its mold sprues. Unfortunately these seals did not hold their shape, were extremely pliable, and required tight tolerance cuts to make an acceptable assembly. The trimming process could not pull, stretch, or tear the material before cutting each gate free with no burrs. The Solution Invotec designed and built a system that uses a laser cutting method to accomplish this task. The system works … Read More

Integrated Laser Welding

InvotecCase Study, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Precision Joining

HMI on laser welding station of equipment

The Challenge Our customers consistently need a robust method for precisely welding small components within medical devices. A natural process candidate is laser welding, but the issues with implementing laser welding systems into production settings can be numerous and challenging. Our customers are often worried about safety issues and weld integrity. The Solution As a result of this need, Invotec has developed a standard station platform to supply complete, customizable stations that include integrated part fixturing, fume extraction, and safety … Read More

Integrated Laser Marking

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

series of laser markers

The Challenge New regulations for traceability and requirements for machine and human readability are driving an increased demand for rapid, flexible, low maintenance part marking—especially in the medical device industry. As a result, medical device manufacturers need a way to safely and automatically apply labels to a variety of devices. The Solution Integrated laser marking is a natural fit as a tool to solve this problem. To offer our customers the best quality and the fastest turnaround, Invotec has developed … Read More

Machine Vision and Part Forming

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

machine vision system

The Challenge Our customer was in need of a system to dynamically inspect and correct dimensional criteria on a precise metal component used in a medical device. Additionally, they needed a process that could automatically bend to form and modify the component until it was verified to be in compliance with the specifications. The Solution Invotec designed and built an inspection system that measures the profile of the component at two stations to capture dimensional data in dual planes. The … Read More

Temperature Probe Laser Marking

InvotecCase Study, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

laser marking station

Overview We worked with our customer to develop a custom solution to a significant process problem they had with the testing of their temperature probes. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE One of our customers had a significant process hurdle in the launch of one of their temperature probe programs. They needed an individual machine that measured for performance characteristics as well as labeled and serialized the sensors based on the results of the testing. This process was required to ensure that non-conforming … Read More