Manufacturers invest in medical automation equipment such as advanced sensors, cameras, robotics, and software to boost repeatability, consistency, quality, and production speed. Manufacturers work with integrators to provide customized automation solutions for a specific product. As personalized healthcare becomes more popular, customers now demand more unique products such as those with connected care. Products can include diagnostic testing for pregnancy, flu, glucose monitoring, and life-threatening viruses to name a few. Typical device assembly applications include combining vision guidance, robotics, material handling, material joining and dispensing technology to complete complex tasks such as mixing, chemical handling, and assembly sometimes in sterile environments. Specific applications include:
Medical device manufacturing is an exciting area of automation because the benefits are multifold. Demand for medical devices, from diagnostic to treatment devices, is climbing. Increased demand puts a strain on traditional manufacturing processes. Manufacturers can improve several areas of productivity and speed with automated solutions, including:
While there are various valuable benefits of automating production, medical device manufacturing presents unique challenges not found in other industries. Challenges in medical device automation include higher standards of safety, cleanliness and accuracy compared to other consumer products. Sterility and controlling employee contact with the products are crucial. Manufacturers must meet strict regulatory standards with product quality and FDA documentation. Manufacturers can overcome these challenges by working with an experienced medical automation partner who knows how to meet these standards while meeting production goals.
JR Automation has experience installing automation in cleanroom environments, including systems for medical device assembly and high-volume manufacturing. We can help you optimize intensive processes with a high degree of precision and repeatability. We are also well versed in GMP and GAMP5, certifications and FDA validation processes required for the medical device industry. Our Project Execution Process ensures our solutions are consistent and meet our customers’ needs. Our vast background includes:
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