Misconceptions About Automation

Sarah SpeltzCase Study

Over the last 25 years, we have watched automation technology evolve and deliver new possibilities to the assembly, inspection, and testing of medical devices. From force testing surgical devices to inspecting trocars for microscopic defects to loading drug delivery systems, automation helps complete intricate processes with repeatable results.

Yet, according to many manufacturing trends, the medical device industry is slower to truly embrace automation than other fields. While most medical device manufacturers understand the benefits of shifting from manual processes to incorporate automation, there is confusion and hesitation in the industry when it comes to leveraging it effectively. The disconnect? Misconceptions about what automation is, and what it can or cannot do.

So, we surveyed our customers—manufacturers of non-invasive surgical devices, cardiovascular technology, drug delivery systems, and bioMEMs—to learn what initially concerned them about automation, and how they overcame those challenges.

In this e-book, we’ll reveal the most common misconceptions about automation that medical device manufacturers have expressed to us, and help alleviate any uncertainty that may have originated from them. We’ll also show you how involving an equipment provider—like Invotec— earlier in the manufacturing process can help you maximize your ROI.

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