With an intense focus on quality, medical device manufacturers require an automation equipment provider who is intimately familiar with the challenges they face an can accommodate the timeline and needs of their production teams — or, at least they should. That’s because maximizing on the potential of automation in the medical device industry requires a unique approach that offers support throughout the entire project. In this eBook, we share the stories of four customers — all from segments within the … Read More
Invotec helps medical manufacturer transition manual coiling process to a more repeatable, accurate, automated process. The Challenge A medical device manufacturer was struggling to produce consistent results in a highly complex, manual sub-assembly of their device. The process called for an operator to manually coil a delicate, .020” thick wire around the exterior of a mandrel. Doing so required operators to feed, wind, clamp, coil, and cut the material before transferring the device to a welding station—all of which was … Read More
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
What is OEE? OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness – measures how well a manufacturing operation is performing compared to its full potential. To calculate OEE, we identify the availability, performance, and quality of the manufacturing process.
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
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
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