Redu­cing Risk With Visi­on-Gui­ded Laser Wel­ding

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, News, Precision Joining

Visi­on-gui­ded laser wel­ding is a tech­ni­que that com­bi­nes auto­ma­ted inspec­tion with tra­di­tio­nal laser wel­ding to incre­a­se weld qua­li­ty, impro­ve con­sis­ten­cy, and redu­ce scrap. Visi­on gui­d­ance is used in situa­tions whe­re the com­bi­na­ti­on of tole­ran­ce stack-ups, beam dia­me­ter, and fea­ture size would cau­se incon­sis­tent welds. This typi­cal­ly occurs in manu­fac­tu­ring envi­ron­ments for medi­cal devices, auto­mo­ti­ve sen­sors, and other intri­ca­te pro­ducts that requi­re flaw­less con­sis­ten­cy des­pi­te tight tole­ran­ces, repe­ti­ti­ve pro­duc­tions, and com­pli­ca­ted assem­bly pro­ces­ses. Visi­on-gui­ded laser wel­ding works best in app­li­ca­ti­ons whe­re … Read More

Visi­on-Gui­ded Laser Wel­ding

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

Laserschweißgerät einer Medizingeräte-Montageanlage

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

Laser Seal De-Gating

InvotecCase Study, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing

Laserstrahl

Over­view Trim­med injec­tion mol­d­ed seals from a sprue using a laser cut­ting method that pro­vi­ded tight tole­ran­ces and did not pull, stretch or tear the mate­ri­al befo­re cut­ting each gate free with no burrs. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE This medi­cal device manu­fac­tu­rer had a seal pro­duct that nee­ded to be trim­med from its mold spru­es. The­se seals did not hold their shape, were extre­me­ly pli­able and requi­red tight tole­ran­ce cuts to make an accep­ta­ble assem­bly. The trim­ming pro­cess could not pull, … Read More

Inte­gra­ted Laser Wel­ding

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MMS an Laserschweißanlage

Over­view Sup­plied a seri­es of sta­ti­ons that were used to assem­ble and safe­ly LASER weld, check and LASER cut minia­tu­re parts in medi­cal devices. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE Our cus­to­mers con­sist­ent­ly need a robust method for pre­cise wel­ding of small com­pon­ents. A natu­ral pro­cess can­di­da­te is LASER wel­ding. The issu­es with imple­men­ting laser wel­ding sys­tems can be nume­rous and chal­len­ging. Our cus­to­mers are often worried about safe­ty issu­es and weld inte­gri­ty. TOOLS WE USE As a result of this need expres­sed … Read More

Inte­gra­ted Laser Mar­king

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing

Reihe von Laserkennzeichnungsgeräten

Over­view Desi­gned and sup­plied a seri­es of LASER mar­king sta­ti­ons to safe­ly and auto­ma­ti­cal­ly app­ly labels to dif­fe­rent types of devices. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE The cur­rent manu­fac­tu­ring indus­try is see­ing an incre­a­se in the need for rapid, fle­xi­ble, low main­ten­an­ce part mar­king. New regu­la­ti­ons for tracea­bi­li­ty and requi­re­ments for machi­ne and human reada­bi­li­ty are also dri­ving this demand. TOOLS WE USE Inte­gra­ted LASER mar­king is a natu­ral fit as a tool to sol­ve this pro­blem. To offer our cus­to­mers the … Read More

Medi­cal Device Assem­bly and Test Sys­tem

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

Medizingerätmontage und -prüfanlage

The Chal­len­ge Our cus­to­mer nee­ded a sys­tem that would assem­ble, test, and label their medi­cal device. Using in-pro­­cess checks, they wan­ted to veri­fy that all com­pon­ents in the assem­bly com­plied with rigid qua­li­ty stan­dards; addi­tio­nal­ly recor­ded data from post-pro­­cess tes­ting ope­ra­ti­ons was requi­red on all of the devices. The Solu­ti­on Invo­tec deve­lo­ped a sys­tem that employ­ed lean cell tech­no­lo­gy in an assem­bly line approach— incor­po­ra­ting a manu­al­ly index­ing, pal­let con­veyor to trans­fer assem­bled com­pon­ents bet­ween ope­ra­ti­ons. Machi­ne visi­on sys­tems were … Read More