An innovative world leader in medical devices manufacturing was ramping up production on a new ultrasound instrument but was struggling to optimize their new manufacturing process. Building this new piece of equipment involved a variety of different torque requirements. In the initial assembly, workers were using seven different drivers due to the various specs of the electronic and mechanical components in the device. The complexity of the assembly also involved a variety of required speeds, angles, and fastener/assembly delicacy.
The Challenges for the Sophisticated Medical Device Production Line
- Multiple torque requirements
- Risk of cross-threading
- Risk over-tightening
- Very complex assembly requiring multiple tools
- Issues with quality assurance due to required speeds, angles and fastener delicacy
Torque Solutions Applied
- Single control torque tool system replaced 7 tools
- A power tool with the Soft-start feature reduced the risk of cross-threading and over-tightening.
- Full traceability
- Reduced human interaction and error
- Real-time data for rapid decision making
With a torque control system, operators have complete visibility of the production process, with the ability to deploy multiple fastening strategies for sensitive and/or difficult assembly joints. Productivity increases as one tool can be programmed to do the job of multiple conventional tools; saving time, maintenance cost, space & training.
The digital screwdriver system features built-in error-proofing data and screw counter. Visibility reduced delays and bottlenecks in the production line and optimized cycle times. By reducing cycle times, enhancing the quality and increasing production consistency, the medical device manufacturer successfully optimized their new manufacturing process.
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Precision torque control is everything in manufacturing life-saving medical devices. It’s critical to choose manufacturing tools that can deliver precision torque control to the fasteners holding medical devices together.
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