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Kidney Dialysis Kit Manufacturing

Kidney Dialysis Kit Assembly Machines

challenge

A leading medical devices manufacturer wanted machines to manufacture home dialysis kits for kidney patients.
 
Production encompassed a series of sub-assembly machines and a final assembly machine to form the finished product. As each machine had to process more than one type of product at any one time, the inline QC system had to be flexible to handle different product models, and highly accurate to ensure that there would not be any error in identifying and sorting the varying products.

solution

High-speed cam mechanism for insertion of end caps into tubing enabled the machine to achieve short cycle time, Consistent product quality with reduced product contamination as well as reduced material damage arising from operator mishandling, User-friendly interface with quick change over for running different product models ensured the flexibility of the assembly line, Fully automated inline air-leak test to check for leakage after sealing, Designed for cleanroom operations, Solvent application for sealing of tubing and end cap, Able to cut and seal the tubing to specified lengths and run multiple products with different tube lengths and components at any one time. A fully automated inline QC process to ensure that the products were leak-free

outcomes and benefits

By automating this previously manual assembly process, the client could achieve its goal of greatly increased productivity. Once the machines were installed, the number of operators were reduced from eight to just two, while throughput simultaneously increased by three times.
 
Most importantly, our automation solution helped the client gain greater control over factors that are crucial to assembling these life-sustaining devices–quality, purity, and accuracy. Consistently high levels of quality were assured through the reduction of human error and failsafe inspection. The risks of contamination and the mixing of products were also lowered.
New Automated Solution Increases Output Three Times the Previous Amount
Industry
Life Sciences
Technical Capabilities
Assembly Solutions Inspection & Testing Software & Data Integration
Region
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