Vision Inspection for Automated Sorting

Sarah SpeltzCase Study, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems

automated inspection equipment

How Invotec helped a contract manufacturer improve the accuracy of their inspection process for medical device components. The Challenge A contract manufacturer supplying critical pins for medical device assembly was given eight weeks by their largest customer to improve the accuracy and reliability of their currently manual inspection process. The stainless steel pins are .030” in diameter and require inspection for size, length, features, and coating, before shipment to the medical device manufacturer. Due to the small scale of the … Read More

Automated Assembly Preloads Needles for Ophthalmic Procedures

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Controls Engineering, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems, Precision Joining

semi-automated assembly station

How Invotec helped one medical device manufacturer increase the efficiency and accuracy of a microscopic process with automated assembly. The Challenge An ophthalmic drug delivery company faced an inaccurate, manual process as well as increased demands for their ocular drug delivery systems. They needed an automated solution to replace their tabletop process, which relied heavily on operators and yielded only a 40% success rate. The challenge involved loading a needle hub assembly with a compact, cylindrical medicine. Due to the … Read More

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