Working with a surgical device company, Oberg was tasked with challenge to merge two processes into a single automated solution that could increase production and reduce costs for a key component used in robotic surgery.
Oberg’s Product Support Group, a team of experts in robotic automation and manufacturing design, was able to integrate Oberg tooling used to stamp wire-thin surgical staples into a stand-alone system that utilizes robotic arms to load the formed staples into cartridges, perform quality inspections in the process and then assemble the cartridges into various storage trays by size.
The initial system delivered exactly what was promised: a turnkey solution to assembly production that improved output through around-the-clock performance without sacrificing quality. The successful systems continue to be ordered for this customer’s various production locations.
- Processes: Automation Design, Tooling
- Challenge: Increase production and reduce costs for a robotic surgery component
- Solution: Automated system to manufacture, QC and package surgical staples