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

Automated End-of-Line Tester Adds RFID Tagging

InvotecCase Study, Controls Engineering, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

automated end of line tester

How Invotec designed an automated end-of-line tester that helped one medical device manufacturer scale-up production while protecting IP The Challenge A large manufacturer of pathology solutions faced increased demands for their tissue-sampling probes. They forecasted volumes rising nearly 400% over the next five years—and they needed an additional, automated end-of-line tester to meet those goals. The company also wanted to add RFID tagging to protect their intellectual property as their products began to be sold internationally. The Solution Having designed … Read More

Multi-station Assembly Dial

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

dial system

The Challenge: Increase Production While Eliminating Error One manufacturer, known for their high-quality consumer products, faced forecasts that their current production capabilities could not handle. As a result, they needed to develop a system that could better facilitate part changeover and reduce cycle times—all while maintaining the integrity of their product. In addition, the company was moving production from Europe to the US. To keep costs low, the system had to accurately assemble, inspect, and test their product with minimum … Read More

Invotec Engineering, Inc. Joins the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council

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Invotec Engineering, Inc. recently became an Associate member of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC). The IMDMC is a group of over 150 companies with a shared interest in medical device research, development, production, and regulation. Started in 1991, the IMDMC provides training, education, and advocacy to individuals in the medical community. Invotec joined the IMDMC to gain deeper insight into the overall medical device development process as well as provide expertise on assembly, test, and inspection equipment. “We … Read More