EVANSVILLE, USA: Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently received a contract to provide a robotic assembly cell for a leading medical device manufacturer.
The Evana solution will help error-proof the process of assembling catheter parts, improve quality and ergonomics, as well as reduce labor.
A catheter adapter, connector and O-ring are automatically fed to Evana's robotic assembly cell. The robot will pick the adapter, connector and O-ring and place them on a nest on top of a two-position dial. The dial indexes and a driver torques the adapter to the connector. The finished part is dropped into a bulk container.
The system is designed to run many different configurations. The dial includes a changeout tool nest with tooling identification. Each feeder bowl contains a cover that is locked in position. The operator scans the parts to be loaded and the system verifies that it is the correct part to be processed. If so, the lid unlocks and the operator loads the parts. Vision inspection technology is used to verify correct placement of the O-ring.
The robotic assembly cell is scheduled for a March 2015 delivery.