Medical Device Assembly System
Medical Device Assembly System

The Challenge

A manufacturer of ostomy products required an assembly system for assembling multiple configurations and sizes of convexity fittings to pouches. The process of assembly required the precise placement of a special adhesive. Additionally each pouch needed to be printed with the appropriate identification information. Typical production runs range from as small as 100 assemblies to 5,000. Rapid changeover was essential.

The Solution

Creative Automation designed and fabricated a 24 station dial assembly system. Each station included a master fixture that received personality plates for accommodating each size and shape component. The operators' tasks were to load 2 components into a fixture, and remove the completed assembly. A typical production rate is 15 assemblies/minute with a changeover time of 5 minutes.