The modern manufacture of medical equipment such as surgical needles, medical catheters and other disposable parts have high manufacturing standards. Rigorous production and test procedures are a necessity. A modern production line needs to maintain a high speed, while 100% inspection of parts is ensured. There is a requirement to collect inspection data for statistical process control.
SMAC LAL-37 has the ability to pick and place a part into an assembly line, complete work by applying force (to punch a hole, crimp a part, place an eyelet etc) and check the position of the finished assembly. The position can be measured to 5 microns and parts can be assembled precisely in the position specified. 100% inspection of parts, assembly and data can be saved for later inspection. The assembly machine can be easily reconfigured for many different parts.