Inspection of Medical/Surgical Instruments

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators For Accurate Inspection & Measurement Of Medical/Surgical Instruments

Surgical and medical instruments play a critical role in a wide range of medical procedures and can directly impact patient safety and outcome. It is of paramount importance for medical device manufacturers to ensure that the various surgical and medical instruments they produce meet all their design requirements and dimensional characteristics.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is the ideal solution for achieving this goal. It was designed in close collaboration with a large medical OEM and it has the flexibility to handle the wide variety of surgical and medical instruments that exist. The system can verify all the complex features found on surgical and medical instruments and meet the wide range of measurement requirements these parts can present.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is a non-contact solution that provides transmitted as well as various types of on-axis and oblique reflected illumination to allow users to inspect all areas of the parts, even those with very complex geometries!

Surgical instruments inspection

Perfect to check a wide range of surgical & medical instruments

Because it’s a fast system that can be used directly on the production floor, when it identifies a defect users can often take direct corrective action and remedy the problem, rather than continuing adding value to an out-of-spec part. The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator really does make the measurement process more efficient and helps reduce cost for manufacturers. It allows them to increase productivity and shorten inspection & measurement times.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator offers a deep toolbox of specialized inspection and measurement modes to enable, for example, the accurate measurement of the location of grooves, markings and other types of unconventional features that specialized medical instruments can display. The system is also ideal for dealing with complex surfaces and geometries and parts made of unconventional and difficult-to-measure materials.

Medical instrument Pass/Fail inspection

Automatically Compare Parts to their CAD File and Get an Automatic PASS / FAIL Result

  • Fast!
  • Accurate!
  • Very General-Purpose & Widely-Applicable System!
  • Easy to operate!
Surgical tools inspection

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is an all-in-one solution for the inspection and measurement of surgical and medical instruments. It provides manufacturers with the flexibility and repeatability they need to optimise even their most challenging workflows.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is a multi-purpose machine that has the flexibility to support the quality needs of the full range of products produced by medical manufacturers.

With VisionGauge®, instruments with cutting edges such as scissors, rongeurs, chisels, curettes, etc., can be checked for sharpness and to ensure that there are no dull spots, chips, or dents. Hinged instruments such as clamps and forceps can be checked for alignment of jaws and teeth. And so on... The system’s great ease-of-use and flexibility make it the ideal solution for just about every type of medical instrument.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator delivers maximum performance and is ideal for fast and automated data collection & reporting. It is perfect for ensuring the traceability of medical instruments!

There are many reasons why the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is widely used by many manufacturers in the medical industry - both large and small - to check medical instruments:

  • Automatically compare parts to their CAD data (no more overlays!)
  • With its proprietary patented CAD-Auto-Align™ and CAD-Auto-Pass/Fail™ tools, the system can check parts completely automatically!
  • Demonstrated accuracy down to +/-0.0001" in real-world applications, directly on the shop floor!
  • Eliminate operator subjectivity!
  • Much faster than traditional approaches.
  • Because there is no programming, this system is especially well adapted for small lots & quick part changeover
  • Automatically collect measurements, statistics, images and other data for complete documentation. Automatically collect complete device history!
  • The system is not limited to the camera's field-of-view; It can compare a part to its CAD data across the entire stage travel. So even large parts can be checked at high magnification, with very fine resolution.
  • With its extended optical depth-of-field and Auto-Focus tool, the system is perfectly suited to deal with the challenges of medical instrument inspection.
  • Different types of adapted computer-controlled LED illumination are available to eliminate glare and make defects stand out
  • Automatically measure and display deviations from nominal and quickly identify out-of-tolerance areas. The system has an extensive measurement toolset!
  • The system is extremely easy-to-use and is perfectly adapted for the production floor!

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is rapidly becoming the new standard for inspecting instruments in the medical industry.

Medical instruments inspection of cutting edges
Inspection of Medical Instruments

Perfect to check a wide range of medical instruments

Contact us about the details of your application and learn more about the other applications VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators can solve.

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