Manu­al, Semi-Auto­ma­ted or Auto­ma­ted: What Type of Assem­bly Sys­tem is Right for You?

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When choo­sing an assem­bly sys­tem for your manu­fac­tu­ring pro­cess, the­re is a wide spec­trum of solu­ti­ons bet­ween manu­al, semi-auto­­ma­­tic and auto­ma­tic. If you’re unfa­mi­li­ar with auto­ma­ti­on, it can be dif­fi­cult to deter­mi­ne which way to go. We fre­quent­ly get approa­ched by poten­ti­al cus­to­mers that tell us, “My boss told me I need to auto­ma­te.” The pro­blem is, auto­ma­ti­on may not be the right solu­ti­on for your manu­fac­tu­ring pro­cess. It’s important to under­stand the goals for the pro­duct you’re assemb­ling and … Read More

Mas­te­ring Manu­fac­tu­ring Cells: An Inter­view with John Han­na

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IHS Engineering360 (form­er­ly IHS Glo­bal­Spec) recent­ly reached out to INVO­TEC Engi­nee­ring pre­si­dent, John Han­na, for an inter­view on what com­pa­nies are loo­king for in out­side engi­nee­ring firms and how INVO­TEC ser­ves tho­se cus­to­mers. Read an excerpt below, the full arti­cle is avail­ab­le on the IHS Engineering360 web­site. “Few com­pa­nies can meet all their design and pro­duc­tion pro­cess needs in-house, no mat­ter how suc­cess­ful they may be. As com­pe­ti­ti­ve pres­su­res mount, com­pa­nies incre­a­singly are loo­king to out­side engi­nee­ring firms for help … Read More

INVO­TEC Exhi­bits at The Assem­bly Show

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This Octo­ber INVO­TEC Engi­nee­ring will be exhi­bi­t­ing at The Assem­bly Show in Rose­mont, IL. Stop by our booth#: 1207 to see our cus­tom equip­ment in action while we laser engra­ve a per­so­na­li­zed pen for you right on the show floor. Expo­si­ti­on: Octo­ber 28–30, 2014 Tues­day:       5PM-8Pm Wed­nes­day: 10AM-4PM Thurs­day:    10AM-3PM Loca­ti­on: Donald E. Ste­phens Con­ven­ti­on Cen­­ter- Rose­mont, IL

PRO­JECT STO­RY: Mee­ting a Tight Dead­line

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A medi­cal device con­tract manu­fac­tu­rer recent­ly approa­ched us with an inte­res­ting chal­len­ge. They were try­ing to deve­lop a high volu­me, semi-auto­­ma­­tic assem­bly and tes­ting solu­ti­on for a medi­cal device that would be part of a FDA sub­mis­si­on for pro­duct launch in the United Sta­tes. This sys­tem nee­ded to emu­la­te the cur­rent manu­al ope­ra­ti­on that was being used for low volu­me, pro­duc­tion out­side the United Sta­tes. Also, in order to beat com­pe­ti­tors to the mar­ket, this sys­tem nee­ded to be com­ple­ted … Read More

Auto­ma­ti­on’s Latest Buzz Word… Col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve Robots

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At INVO­TEC Engi­nee­ring, we try to stay abre­ast of the latest tech­no­lo­gies in today’s manu­fac­tu­ring indus­tries. To do this, we main­tain clo­se rela­ti­ons­hips with our ven­dors, and they keep us up to speed on what’s new in their world. Recent­ly one of our robo­tics ven­dors, Yaska­wa Moto­man, held a part­ner forum to talk about the latest news in their indus­try. At this forum, Yaska­wa Moto­man touched on a topic we’ve been hea­ring a lot of buzz about late­ly among our … Read More

FROM THE ENGI­NEE­R’S DESK: Visi­on Gui­ded Laser Wel­ding

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The task of laser wel­ding com­pon­ents can be dif­fi­cult to accom­plish and main­tain in a pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ment. With such fac­tors as fin­ding the cor­rect laser tech­no­lo­gy, pul­se length, pul­se shape, ter­mi­nal optics, cover gas stra­te­gy and soot con­trol to con­t­end with, deve­lo­ping a pro­duc­tion laser wel­ding sys­tem can be a daun­ting pro­cess. Even after all of the laser details are known, you still need to reli­ab­ly deli­ver that laser ener­gy to the cor­rect loca­ti­on on the parts. This usual­ly invol­ves … Read More