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

Vision-Guided Laser Welding

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

laser welding on medical device assembly equipment

Vision guidance is used in situations where the combination of tolerance stack-ups, beam diameter, and feature size would cause inconsistent welds. The Challenge With Precision Laser Welding When you manufacture medical devices, automotive sensors, and other intricate products, failure is not an option. With tight tolerances and complicated assembly processes, consistently laser welding complex components can be a difficult task to accomplish and maintain over a long period of time in a production environment. The focused spot diameter for laser … 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