Semi-automated Equipment Line Outfitted to Run Multiple Devices

Sarah SpeltzCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems, Test Systems

semi-automated equipment line

How Invotec helped one medical device manufacturer meet volume demands of two products with one line A large medical device manufacturer was ready to invest in an equipment line to produce their newest surgical device. However, with fluctuating volume demands on an existing device, the customer was looking for a line that could potentially handle both devices. Additionally, the equipment would be installed in a China-based facility where the customer would need access to both remote and in-person support. Invotec … Read More

Shifting from Manual Processes to Automation

Sarah SpeltzCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems, Test Systems

nest on semi-automated equipment line

When you think about “automation” and what it means for your business, what instantly comes to mind? Perhaps that it’s faster. It’s ultimately cheaper. It requires less labor. While these can certainly be true, what is often lost in translation is how these benefits impact the quality, accuracy, and repeatability that medical device manufacturers seek. In fact, the most important aspect of automation in the medical device industry is its ability to provide better consistency for your product, allowing you … 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

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