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Supplier Stories for the Week of July 21

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of July 21

  • Enercon Industries Corp. reported that Nate Fales will serve in the role of service manager, leading a support team of mechanical and electrical engineers. Enercon makes equipment for the plastics, converting, and packaging industries.

    Fales has spent 12 years with Enercon, serving as field engineer, international sales manager, and technical purchasing manager. “With his diverse background, Nate has a truly unique perspective for both applications and equipment. His insights will be a tremendous benefit to our customers,” stated Dan Nimmer, Enercon's VP operations, in a news release.

    Fales earned his electrical engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

    Enercon’s engineers are available 24/7 for free phone support, remote diagnostic interpretation, custom training sessions, and in-field service, it was reported. The company offers a library of webinars, how-to-articles, infographics, and technical resources to assist customers with applications and best practices for installation, operation, and maintenance.

    [Image courtesy of ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP.]


  • Amada Miyachi America Inc. offers local product and sales support for the DC1013-T and DC613-T Series of linear DC resistance spot welding power supplies manufactured by its sister company MacGregor. Typically used in medical assembly and other applications, DC1013-T and DC613-T units are suited for butt welding fuses, welding components to leadframes, gold ribbon bonding, and welding fine wire to pads. High-speed automation and communication ports offer users full remote control capability, the company reported in a news release.

    The DC1013-T and DC613-T Series offer consistent welding process definition and control, offering high-speed, ultra-low-ripple closed-loop output control. They incorporate statistical process control (SPC) data collection and reporting capability via Ethernet.

    Amada Miyachi America manufactures resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems.

    [Image courtesy of AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC.]

  • Medical device manufacturer Nypro Inc. has awarded a contract to Critical Manufacturing, a provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) designed to enable the advantages of smart factories. Nypro chose to implement a new manufacturing process management (MPM) with MES for shop floor-level operations in order to eliminate manual processes associated with paper-based device and batch history records, Critical Manufacturing reported in a news release. The new system will sit between Nypro’s current PLM application and ERP system and will be implemented across 15 plants.

    “We have been strategically focused on helping medical device manufacturers to drive efficiency, meet demand for cost-effective [and] increasingly sophisticated and customized devices, and achieve easier compliance with regulations," Mohamed Benkirane, VP Medical Device Practice at Critical Manufacturing, stated in the release. "Our modular MES is specifically designed with the capabilities to meet the needs of the MedTech manufacturing sector, deliver a pathway to Industry 4.0, and future-proof manufacturers in an era of constant change. We are delighted to be working with Nypro and look forward to helping them meet their operational goals.”

    [Image courtesy of CRITICAL MANUFACTURING]


  • BOLD Laser Automation Inc. offers the LPC1006 Digital Laser Stamping Platform, a production laser stamping tool that is coil and foil web fed for "lights out operation," the company repoted. Maintaining dimensional tolerances of ±0.001-in. (±0.025 mm), the LPC1006 produces parts on thicker coil and thinner foil web materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper alloys, and titanium. 

    The laser tool uses beam shaping and focusing nozzle-based beam delivery technology for quick-turn part fabrication. Leveraging digital artwork, the system can produce prototypes and pilot production components as high-volume punching tools are being built and qualified. 

    It can be configured with various fiber laser power levels including single-mode outputs to meet specific precision material processing requirements. Additional features include WiFi notifications and datalogging on system status changes.

    [Image courtesy of BOLD LASER AUTOMATION INC.]

  • Hemco offers the MicroFlow I Workstation, a ductless workstation equipped with activated carbon filtration for collecting small amounts of non-hazardous fumes and odors. The completely self-contained workstation features an integral recessed work surface to contain spills, and it can be easily moved from station to station. It features a clear hood surround with a safety viewing sash for user that be used with a microscope.

    Variable speed fan control offers high and medium speeds or low flow for sensitive operations. 

    [Image courtesy of HEMCO]

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