Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring and But­ter­field Engi­nee­ring Working Tog­e­ther

InvotecControls Engineering, News

       Day­ton, Ohio, USA, Decem­ber 17, 2018–Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring and But­ter­field Engi­nee­ring form a stra­te­gic agree­ment to pro­vi­de cus­to­mers robust soft­ware solu­ti­ons for assem­bly and test equip­ment.    Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring and But­ter­field Engi­nee­ring announ­ced their plans for coope­ra­ti­on on Decem­ber 17, 2018. Invo­tec pro­vi­des cus­tom auto­ma­ti­on equip­ment to medi­cal device manu­fac­tu­rers for assem­bly, test, and inspec­tion. As cus­to­mers con­ti­nue to face tigh­ter regu­la­ti­ons, Invo­tec reco­gni­zed the need to inte­gra­te stron­ger soft­ware capa­bi­li­ties into their equip­ment for bet­ter data collec­tion … 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

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

Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. Joins the India­na Medi­cal Device Manu­fac­tu­rers Coun­cil

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Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. recent­ly beca­me an Asso­cia­te mem­ber of the India­na Medi­cal Device Manu­fac­tu­rers Coun­cil (IMDMC). The IMDMC is a group of over 150 com­pa­nies with a shared inte­rest in medi­cal device rese­arch, deve­lo­p­ment, pro­duc­tion, and regu­la­ti­on. Star­ted in 1991, the IMDMC pro­vi­des trai­ning, edu­ca­ti­on, and advo­cacy to indi­vi­du­als in the medi­cal com­mu­ni­ty. Invo­tec joi­ned the IMDMC to gain deeper insight into the over­all medi­cal device deve­lo­p­ment pro­cess as well as pro­vi­de exper­ti­se on assem­bly, test, and inspec­tion equip­ment. “We … 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