Problem: Medical devices such as surgical needles, medical catheters and other disposable equipment are manufactured to a high standard and need to satisfy rigorous testing to be reliable. A modern production line needs to maintain a high speed while performing 100% inspection of parts on the production line. Inspection data needs to be collected for statistical process control.
Solution: SMAC LAL-37 offers the ability to pick and place a part into an assembly line, apply force to complete work (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 and assembly and data can be saved for later inspection. The assembly machine can be easily reconfigured for many different parts.