These are unprecedented times and we at PaR Systems and OakRiver Technology continue to be inspired by the response of this community in the face of so much change and uncertainty. As providers of manufacturing technology that enables and supports our customers and their workforce, we have spent a lot of time thinking how manufacturers can best approach urgent increases in product demand and/or new operational requirements. When stress is high, timelines are tight and results are essential, we have found that taking a methodical approach to define the challenge will lead to a significantly more robust and reliable solution.
If your company is facing an urgent demand increase or new production requirements, what steps should you take?
The following case study illustrates how this process led to a successful resolution of a critical situation at a major medical device company.
Solution: The equipment solution we built allowed production to continue by performing verification and inspection of critical components while saving images and data for future analysis. This provided the engineering team with the evaluation tools required to make ongoing improvements to product design and their manufacturing processes. Ultimately, this enabled the medical device manufacturer to improve their product yields while reducing scrap and re-work. The Vision Inspection System project was completed in only 4 weeks and included complete design, software development, procurement, assembly, and check-out, with 1 additional week for CE-compliance testing.
The final Vision Inspection System included:
The team at PaR and OakRiver was able to apply unique experience, capabilities, technologies and process know-how related to these specific assembly applications:
PaR Systems, OakRiver Technology and our ownership group have invested heavily in our team, tools and technology to mobilize resources to support our MedTech clients during these unprecedented times. Our expertise in assembly and automation technologies can help manufacturers with urgent requirements ramp much needed production. PaR and OakRiver are here for you and available to support your essential and time sensitive requirements.
PaR Systems, a portfolio company of the Pohlad family’s operating companies (http://www.pohladcompanies.com/), is a world leader in providing advanced production technology solutions for critical assembly automation, material handling, and robotic applications that drive customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PaR has created has created both semi-automated and fully-automated systems for the enhanced production manufacturing operations, for a broad range of industries including life science and process automation, aerospace, hazardous material/nuclear, marine/defense, heavy material handling, and industrial. PaR Systems is headquartered in Minnesota, USA and has engineering and manufacturing centers of excellence around the globe. Our subsidiary, OakRiver Technology, has decades of experience servicing the life science and medical technology industries. For more information on PaR Systems, please visit www.par.com.