Only absolute quality counts
Uncompromising commitment to excellence is the key to the fulfillment of the highest expectations in the areas of patient safety and quality. Here, we have proved that PIA production methods can deliver the highest levels of product safety. Alongside conventional, customer-specific solutions, PIA Automation also offers meditec®, an innovative product line for integration in medical systems. These products fulfill strict hygiene requirements and are the first medical-technology assembly systems to have been assessed and approved for use in clean room environments by the Fraunhofer Institute.
meditec® unites sophisticated assembly tasks with compact, clean-room-approved design and fulfills the most stringent documentation requirements. The assembly systems demonstrate a high degree of standardization and enable short time-to-market cycles.
- Medical mouth sprays
- Syringe filters
- Drip chambers
- Pill dispensers
- Lancet drums
- Transfer needles
- Syringe handling
- Insulin pens
- Blood gas analysis systems
- Reagent containers
- Capillary blood samplers
- Blood sample filter attachments
- precision filter stamping
- heat sealing
- liquid media dispensing
- leak testing
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COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS
In this sector, PIA offers a wide range of individual production equipment of the highest standards. In addition to the Meditec® cleanroom modules, we have more production modules available. These include turnkey production facilities, test systems and laboratory automation for liquid and solid-state products.
OUR EXPERTISE STARTS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ALSO IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR
In particular, we offer the rapid and efficient implementation of auxiliary devices that are required for pre-series production or for products at the development stage. Our flexible solutions for new and innovative products in the medical sector can be implemented for different cycle times in a scalable and process-safe manner.
INTEGRATION OF SOFTWARE & MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SUBSYSTEMS
In addition to in-house expertise in innumerable technological areas, we are also specialized in the integration of mechanical, electrical and software-based subsystems. Depending on customer and product requirements, our systems are designed in the desired or required cleanroom classes.
With PIA you have a comprehensive competent contact partner for the entire production process of medical technology. Our range of services extends from design, prototyping, mechanical and electrical construction to programming, commissioning and production ramp-up – from hand-held devices to complex, fully automated facilities.
Modular system concepts that support different levels of automation are also part of our portfolio.
Interview with the Head of Medical Division
Head of Medical Division
Mr. Mehren, PIA Automation develops manufacturing concepts for the production of goods. For this purpose, automation solutions are available on a total production area of around 40,000 m² at seven production and three service/engineering locations in Germany, Austria, Croatia, USA, Canada and China for sectors such as mobility, green energy and industrial and consumer goods. Why is the focus now increasingly shifting to the healthcare sector?
First of all the increasing demand from the medical industry was a decisive factor for strengthening the position of PIA Automation with an expanded Medical Division. The aim is to meet customer requirements even more precisely and to be able to handle further projects with greater efficiency. For this reason, additional employees from the automation sector will be assigned to the medical sector.
PIA Automation develops each system according to the customer and product specific requirements. It is therefore ideal to already participate in the product development process and to provide the relevant information for automated manufacturing. How do you proceed here?
The success of a project depends significantly on the close collaboration between the project partners and a constant exchange of information. This is why our experts attach great importance to tailoring each technical process to the specific requirements. Customers benefit from this in many ways. This not only reduces development times and costs but also curbs project risk. Moreover, we already consider the assembly and testing requirements during the creation of production concepts for high and low volume manufacturing lines. And after all, we can draw on reliable processes which are used in the consumer products and automotive industry, for example. That includes the assembly of electrical components, control units and sensors as well as the handling of circuit boards in all sizes, laser soldering, ultrasonic welding and the assembly of small and micro parts. If necessary, we also tread unconventional paths to integrate individual assembly solutions.
Digital transformation is a key concept that will redefine production. How does this affect automated manufacturing?
Digitalization opens a new chapter in industrial history that will change automated serial production on all levels. From interconnected machines and workpieces, through the cost-optimized production of even the smallest quantities to flexible production solutions. In addition, there are optimized decision-making processes in real time, also during the production, and the increase in productivity and resource efficiency. Digital interconnectivity can also be used to optimize the service and maintenance of the systems. Furthermore, machines and manufacturing systems become smart due to the extensive interconnectivity. This not only allows them to be controlled more efficiently and adapted to characteristic requirements, but also enables them to learn. Additionally, a versatile connected manufacturing process goes hand in hand with a more flexible and efficient production process. In the future, the limitation “1 machine - 1 product”, for example, will be a thing of the past. Ultimately, automated manufacturing processes will lead to intelligent cross-company production chains which will span from the raw material to the end product. The final goal is a globally networked production, the “Global Factory”, that can transcend national borders, factory locations, specialized fields and even company boundaries.