The medical equipment market is going great guns. It is one of the most favorable outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the entire medicine and the associated technologies sector to advance proactively. The global specialized medical equipment market is expected to grow from 76 billion USD in 2020 to a net worth of 510.7 billion USD in 2021 at a CAGR of 11.8%. The development of the latest vaccines against COVID and the ongoing inoculation drives worldwide is also creating an acute windfall for the industry.
Amid such progress, medical injection molding automation has been a prized possession for OEM and molders alike. Before taking a look at the benefits of having an in-house automation team, let us look at the injection molding solutions’ components.
A practical and advanced injection molding solution and its components:
During industrial production, automation paves the way for streamlining various vital tasks and amplifying efficiencies. Robots have performed brilliantly in this sector and introduced several efficient solutions to the traditional, manual, and error-filled processes.
Each of the automation cells is consistently driving performance-based outcomes in the following departments.
Repeatable assembly steps effortlessly streamline labor. The automated quality control and quality assurance and inspection procedures ensure defect-free assembly.
Data analytics are set up to determine any unusual trend in the data logging related to consistent loading and unloading parts and sections. It also helps maintain the specifications of medical injection molding equipment and adhere to maintenance schedules.
- Leak testing:
This section caters to the general cleanliness, and consistent part handling and segregates and rejects the failed components.
RJC pressure transducers can automatically segregate and reject startup parts. This process improves handling, machine uptime, cycle times, and the general quality of each component.
Advantages of having an in-house automation team:
The presence of an in-house automation team is mighty beneficial to the entire industry. It serves as a think tank and a facilitator to incorporate cutting-edge technologies in the whole injection molding procedure.
Having an in-house team helps you engage them as problem solvers in the initial parts of the operation. They also see-through the project till its successful execution.
Robotics and automation are some of the most sensitive and delicate sectors. Having an in-house team ensures flawless maintenance of the automation parts.
Some other benefits are as follows.
- Waste minimization and elimination
- Labor reduction
- Scrap minimization
- Process improvements.
As soon as we eliminate the manual interventions in industrial operations like injection molding and introduce automation, we are making considerable progress. Though manual intervention cannot be entirely eliminated, minimizing the same offers subtle benefits.
Mitigating the risks of errors during production and driving up the production speeds are essential benefits. With more and more dependence on robotics and automation in the injection molding industry, most prominent players are looking to develop a custom, in-house molding team to take care of their operations.