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 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
Solid test systems are a critical component in medical device manufacturing—and for good reason. High international standards set by the FDA and CE regulatory bodies help keep patients and healthcare professionals safe, making compliance necessary but not always easy to achieve. Robust test equipment helps manufacturers ensure that devices can withstand external forces not tested during the assembly process. Designing these systems always presents the same challenge: engineers must learn to predict what they don’t know. So how do they … Read More