Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. Cele­bra­tes 25 Years of Ser­vice


Day­ton, Ohio, USA, Novem­ber 16, 2018–Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. cele­bra­tes 25 years in busi­ness pro­vi­ding pre­cisi­on auto­ma­ti­on solu­ti­ons.   Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring began as a design firm in Cen­ter­vil­le, OH with four engineers—three of whom are still with the com­pa­ny today. By 1996, foun­ders John Han­na and Daryl Grey­witt dis­co­ve­r­ed that their cus­to­mers desi­red com­ple­te solu­ti­ons. They moved the com­pa­ny to a lar­ger faci­li­ty in Miamis­burg and began gro­wing a team with capa­bi­li­ties to expand ope­ra­ti­ons. By 2000 they moved to their … Read More

Invo­tec Will Be Exhi­bi­t­ing at MD&M Min­nea­po­lis This Octo­ber.


Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring Will Be at MD&M Min­nea­po­lis | Octo­ber 31 – Novem­ber 1 | Booth 1047 The Medi­cal Design & Manu­fac­tu­ring (MD&M) show in Min­nea­po­lis is the lar­gest med­tech event in the Midwest—expecting to draw over 5,500 atten­de­es in its 24th year this fall. The con­fe­rence fea­tures edu­ca­tio­nal work­shops, exhi­bits, and spea­ker ses­si­ons in R&D, design, deve­lo­p­ment, and manu­fac­tu­ring. Invo­tec will be exhi­bi­t­ing at the event, high­ligh­t­ing the latest deve­lo­p­ments in com­plex assem­bly, test, and inspec­tion equip­ment. As an inte­gra­tor, … Read More

Line Design by Assem­bly Maga­zi­ne


In their most recent arti­cle, “Line Design,” Assem­bly Maga­zi­ne asked inte­gra­tors to exp­lain how they help cus­to­mers deter­mi­ne what type of equip­ment they need. Invo­tec is fea­tured in the arti­cle, out­lining the ques­ti­ons we ask our cus­to­mers befo­re we begin designing a cus­tom solu­ti­on. In the report, Todd West­fall, one of Seni­or App­li­ca­ti­ons Engi­neers reminds rea­ders that, “a lot depends on the cus­to­mer’s expec­ta­ti­on for return on invest­ment” (pg. 59). For examp­le, hel­ping a manu­fac­tu­rer to error-pro­­of the assem­bly pro­cess … Read More

Invo­tec Exhi­bi­t­ing at the Assem­bly Show in Rose­mont, IL This Octo­ber


Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring Will Be at The Assem­bly Show | Octo­ber 23–25 | Booth 1405 The Assem­bly Show offers manu­fac­tu­rers across all indus­tries access to edu­ca­tio­nal work­shops, key­note spea­kers, and exhi­bi­ti­ons focu­sed on impro­ving the effi­ci­en­cy, effec­ti­ve­ness, and safe­ty of assem­bly pro­ces­ses. This fall Invo­tec will be the­re, high­ligh­t­ing the latest deve­lo­p­ments in com­plex assem­bly, test, and inspec­tion equip­ment. As an inte­gra­tor, we’ve spent 25 years designing and buil­ding cus­tom auto­ma­ti­on equip­ment for medi­cal device manu­fac­tu­rers. In that time, we’ve found … Read More

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

Crea­ting Con­trast for Machi­ne Visi­on

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, News

Most manu­fac­tu­rers design their pro­duct befo­re con­si­de­ring their equip­ment needs. Howe­ver, ack­now­led­ging both simul­ta­ne­ous­ly can save time and money—especially when it comes to machi­ne visi­on sys­tems. That’s becau­se visi­on tech­no­lo­gy reli­es on con­trast for accu­ra­cy during inspec­tion. Kee­ping this in mind when selec­ting pro­duct com­pon­ents impro­ves per­for­mance and func­tio­n­a­li­ty. Here are some tricks for crea­ting con­trast your pro­duct design: Opti­mi­ze ligh­t­ing: design fea­tures that are uni­que or have a spe­cial pat­tern to take advan­ta­ge of ligh­t­ing and enhan­ce reco­gni­ti­on. Crea­te … Read More