The formula for the future: robots for medical devices

As a medical device manufacturer, you expect your automation partner to have interdisciplinary expertise. And as mechanical engineers, we pride ourselves on combining expertise in the regulatory environment with scientific understanding and technical perfection. This results in robotic solutions for safe and efficient processes.

We are pleased to be your partner and supplier for robotic applications such as the processing of complex orthopedic implants. You gain enhanced performance and relieve your employees of repetitive tasks. Our robots are also an excellent choice for injection molding or the assembly of blood pressure monitors, pacemakers and infusion bags. 

Success stories - Applications
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Warp speed automation (Zahoransky)

Time plays a critical role when fighting COVID-19. This was something Zahoransky AG had to learn when it needed to deliver 21 plants with 53 robots and 120 vision systems to the U.S. for the automation of injection molding machines.

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Cleanroom robots for emergency medical production (MGA Infiplast)

In the spring of 2020, France, like many other countries, was completely unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Three industrial companies, MGA Technologies, Infiplast SAS and robot manufacturer Stäubli, recognized the need, reacted quickly and decided to jointly produce much-needed ventilator filters.

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Fully automated catheter inspection (MGS Automation)

The inspection of medical catheters is subject to the strictest standards. In the past, one hundred percent visual inspections were mandatory. Now, robots and camera inspection provide outstanding results.

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Robots in the reclamation of hip femoral bones for allografts (Texere)

Allografts are in high demand, because natural bone is the best material for bone implants. In order to rectify the current shortage of supply, a Belgian company has commissioned a globally unique facility for the automated processing of human bone tissue using Stäubli Stericlean robots.

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Assembly and packaging of cryogas cartridges (H&O)

Two Stäubli robots, a SCARA and a six-axis machine, exemplify the contribution that automation can make to efficiency in the assembly and packaging of gas cartridges for CryoPens, the new wonder tool for the removal of skin blemishes. 

A robotic solution to guarantee hygiene and quality (Plastibell)

Thanks to Stäubli, Plastibell is meeting the most stringent standards in terms of hygiene, traceability and quality across the entire production process.

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Handling dental prosthesis (Westcam)

Westcam uses Stäubli’s pick and place solutions to automate its denture handling process. The high-precision 6-axis TX40 is a compact robot that detects, positions and then automatically presses synthetic teeth onto preheated wax strips. 

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Automation of spiral tubing manufacture (Elettrosystem)

Spring-reinforced tubing was considered to be unattainable in the scope of automation.  However, an Italian systems integrator accepted the challenge and designed the world’s first production line for this sophisticated process, incorporating four Stäubli 6-axis robots.

Polishing orthopedic implants with TX90 (Insys)
Testing inhaler components (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Inhaler manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim uses a Stäubli TX60L robot to perform strain, compression and high–pressure tests on components in cleanrooms. The result: optimized productivity, reliability and repeatability.

Polishing orthopedic implants with TX90 (Insys)
Polishing orthopedic implants

Polishing orthopedic implants is a high-precision robotics application. Stäubli’s 6-axis robots, such as the TX90 model, can deliver high-precision machining that is accurate down to a few hundredths of a millimeter.