Tech Tip: Test Sys­tems & Anti­ci­pa­ting Your Unknowns

InvotecNews, Test Systems

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

Air­bag Infla­tor Electri­cal Tes­ting

InvotecCase Study, Controls Engineering, Test Systems

Elektronische Prüfung von Airbag-Inflatoren

Over­view Install a new, auto­ma­tic electri­cal test sys­tem to test inflator/curtain assem­blies that are used to deploy infla­t­a­ble side curtains with sound ergo­no­mic princi­ples and in-pro­­cess checks to veri­fy that all com­pon­ents in the assem­bly com­ply with rigid qua­li­ty stan­dards. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE INVO­TEC has a lar­ge instal­led base of Infla­tor Electri­cal Test Sys­tems that use a com­mon machi­ne design with modu­lar too­ling to easi­ly accom­mo­da­te models with dif­fe­rent con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons and test spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons. The Inflator/curtain assem­blies are manu­al­ly loa­ded and … 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

Infla­tor and Gas Gui­de Assem­bly

InvotecCase Study, Mechanical Assembly Systems, Test Systems

Einstellrad Montageanlage

Over­view Desi­gned and instal­led new manu­fac­tu­ring pro­cess equip­ment to align and assem­ble air­bag infla­tors with gas gui­des using sound ergo­no­mic princi­ples and in-pro­­cess checks to veri­fy that all com­pon­ents in the assem­bly com­plied with rigid qua­li­ty stan­dards. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE Our cus­to­mer nee­ded to attach an air­bag infla­tor to the gas gui­de. This pro­duct was requi­red to with­stand high pres­su­re in ope­ra­ti­on. The assem­bly pro­cess would need to reli­ab­ly join the­se parts and it was key to the suc­cess of … Read More

Tem­pe­ra­tu­re Pro­be Laser Mar­king

InvotecCase Study, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

Anlage Laserkennzeichnung

Over­view We worked with our cus­to­mer to deve­lop a cus­tom solu­ti­on to a signi­fi­cant pro­cess pro­blem they had with the tes­ting of their tem­pe­ra­tu­re pro­bes. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE One of our cus­to­mers had a signi­fi­cant pro­cess hurd­le in the launch of one of their tem­pe­ra­tu­re pro­be pro­grams. They nee­ded an indi­vi­du­al machi­ne that mea­su­red for per­for­mance cha­rac­te­ris­tics as well as labe­led and seria­li­zed the sen­sors based on the results of the tes­ting. This pro­cess was requi­red to ensu­re that non-con­­forming … Read More