life science medical device automation

Life Science Manufacturing

In Life Science manufacturing and Medical Device assembly automation, your products have a meaningful impact on people’s health and wellness and you can’t afford to choose the wrong automation supplier. It’s essential that you find a partner you trust who understands the complex regulatory environment, gives extreme attention to quality, and that you can count on for schedule adherence to help improve your speed to market.

How we can help

Quality: We do the job right the first time with uncompromising standards for quality, preventing costly changes and rework in the future.

Experience: We are experienced with IQ, OQ, and PQ and have worked extensively in clean room environments. We can collaborate with your regulatory team to meet documentation and validation requirements. We can also partner with leading third party validation companies to provide fully validated equipment.

On Time: We achieve exceptional schedule adherence by utilizing simulation and robust project management and risk management processes. You can count on us to deliver on time, even under demanding circumstances, and increase your speed to market.

Full Scope: You can manage fewer vendor startups and learning curves by leveraging our full range of services throughout the life of your capital equipment, including: automation consulting, custom automation, and automation optimization services.

Case Study

Situation

An industry leading Life Science company had been trying to automate a key element of its product assembly for 7 years without success. Their product, a Class II medical device, requires a process to insert a component with the thickness of two hairs into a hollow member that is not much larger. Currently workers must insert the component by hand with the assistance of magnifying lenses. As a result, production efforts have been constrained by this slow and tedious process which causes operator fatigue and creates potential for damaged product. Multiple companies attempted to provide an automation solution without success.

ACTION

We recommended that our customer first develop a prototype system to mitigate risk before proceeding to full production automation. After developing an advanced vision system to work with the required precision, Automationnth rapidly prototyped automation designs using digital twins to save the customer time and expense. After validating the concept would work with a successful prototype, Automationnth went on to produce multiple fully automated production machines for the customer.

RESULT

After our customer struggled for 7 years to find a successful automation solution, Automationnth successfully passed the factory acceptance test on the prototype system only four months after receiving the customer’s Purchase Order. The customer provided feedback that after their testing, “the assembly resulted in the cleanest data ever generated in this application.”

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