So many industries benefit from advancements in automation and robotic assemblies. Medical device manufacturers have found many solutions for cutting costs without cutting corners. A medical device is a highly specialized product that operates with tight safety and health standards and regulations. Integrated robotic systems offer manufacturers powerful capabilities that before were not possible. These benefits include inspection, assembly, and packaging. Some of the most common systems include:
Automated Motion Control: automated and modular transport systems enable an optimized workflow while also reducing space taken up by machines. These controls are also flexible, meaning that changes can be made during production.
Vision Systems: pick and place capabilities provide a better checking system than any set of human eyes. The systems provide traceability and verification. Some examples of devices that benefits from these systems include:
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Surgical Staples
- Contact Lenses
Force-Control Sensing System: these sensors allow robots to have a dimension of tactile sensing, which means that systems can assemble complex parts and sophisticated assemblies.
Integrated Processes: medical device assembly systems create a unified and efficient workflow. The systems do this by combining production steps that were previously seen as separate and distinct. It is often that systems are set up to connect end assembly with packaging processes.