Automation of spiral tubing manufacture
Until recently, the manufacture of spring-reinforced tubing was considered to be so complex as to be beyond the scope of automation. Elettrosystem, a system integrator based in Italy, has taken on the challenge and realized the world’s first production line for this sophisticated process, incorporating four Stäubli 6-axis robots.
Intubation is a standard medical procedure for airway management and protection. Medtronica, a leading equipment manufacturer uses four-layer composite tubing with an integrated spiral made of thin spring steel to ensure