Lumetrics will be demonstrating the RoboScan, a new robotic measurement system, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West Trade show from 14 to 16 February, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
The RoboScan will perform on-line mechanical characterization of medical packaging, bag seals, IV bags and other applications. Earlier, measuring components was extremely difficult and time consuming, but now it has become easy with the RoboScan system. Pin gauges, micrometers and visibly seen seals are traditional measurement techniques. But now with the RoboScan system, manufacturers can take decisions depending on exact, repeatable data.
The flexible RoboScan system can be used for measuring blood bags. It can be automated to measure all layers particularly the placement of tubes in the bags. Appropriate tube concentricity makes sure that the bags are well sealed and it shows that the production line hs been appropriately setup. Multi-layer thickness can be determined using RoboScan and it is ensured that product sterility is not compromised. One can obtain quality products, minimize inspection time and costs, enhance customer satisfaction and reduce safety risks with the data received from RoboScan.
Lumetrics and Automated Cells & Equipment (ACE), a robotics integrator have worked together to develop this solution. ACE’s stand-alone system was integrated with Lumetrics OptiGauge measurement system. John Hart, CEO of Lumetrics, said that the RoboScan integrates ACE’s robotics expertise with the flexibility and measurement precision of the OptiGauge.
Lumetrics will also be emphasizing on the LumetriScan, an automatic non-contact thickness measurement gauge, during the Medical Design & Manufacturing West trade show. This measurement system can be used for lengthy medical balloons and tubing that measure nearly 36” in length.