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SPIROL standard Model CR and enhanced work station


Fixture designed for holding the surgical tool assembly in place


Touch Screen HMI controller

Model CR Pin Insertion Machine
Application: Surgical Tool

A major manufacturer of surgical tools required a means to automatically install a miniature pin. Miniature pins (i.e. less than ø2 mm OD and 10 mm in length) are very difficult to manipulate by hand. In order to meet the specific clean room process specifications, a standard SPIROL Pin Insertion machine was reconfigured to incorporate acceptable materials, finishes, and operator interface that resulted in a functional "work station" for their assembly environment. Inert (300 series) stainless steel, and Delrin® TM polymer was used for all machine components that came in direct contact with the product. Electro-less nickel plating and white epoxy paint were employed in all other non-contact areas. An Allen-Bradley® Touch Screen HMI was integrated in place of conventional buttons and switches, and an ergonomic adjustable table was provided to mount all machine components and to accommodate operator comfort.

Additional equipment features include:

• Pin Installation force monitoring
• Installed depth sensing
• Soft start pneumatic system
• External control system access port for data acquisition
• Infrared safety light curtain with full perimeter guarding

All SPIROL Standard Installation Machines can be similarly enhanced to meet the needs of your specific application. Review SPIROL's entire portfolio of Installation Products & Services.

Our staff of engineers will review your application needs and work with your design team to recommend the best solution. One way to start the process is to select Pinning Applications in our Optimal Application Engineering portal.

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