Kinematic Automation: Innovative Manufacturing Solutions for the Medical Space
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Ted Meigs, Co-Founder
With millions of lateral flow cassettes of varying shapes, sizes and uses being produced annually on a global scale, it is a no-brainer that manufacturers are now transitioning their operations from labor-intensive manual assembly lines to automated manufacturing in the medical sphere. While an increase in automation results in higher efficiencies, quality, and significantly lower costs, many automated processes are also “oversimplified” which, ultimately results in lower ROI. The process of determining the correct application areas within assembly lines can be a significant challenge for medical manufacturers, and that’s where Kinematic Automation comes in. Through its state-of-the-art manufacturing systems for the medical and diagnostics industries, the company offers a holistic set of capabilities, which includes machine design and development, fabrication, assembly, and testing.
What sets Kinematic Automation apart is that they develop each system with an effort to complywith existing standards, by utilizing lean manufacturing notions. With a prime focus on the medical and diagnostics industries, the company ensures that it meets CGMP, 21CFR Part 11, and GAMP 5 requirements. “We also listen intently to feedback from our customers. Kinematic Automation’s success over the years can be attributed in part to our insistence on making customers an integral part of the project team,” adds Ted Meigs, the co-founder of Kinematic Automation. Another specialty that sets Kinematic Automation ahead of the competition curve is the unique approach that it takes to machine serviceability. Every system that is manufactured by Kinematic Automation is designed and built with their clients’ maintenance technician in perspective. The company also offers seamless access to their machine’s internal components through quick release latches and slide-outs. This eventually translates into a shorter service and mean time to repair (MTR) cycles, which ultimately results in enhanced efficiency.
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Through its dynamic expertise and vision in the medical devices manufacturing landscape, Kinematic Automation, over the years, has developed a line of standard systems and modules for manufacturers of diagnostic test strips called Matrix Series. The product line not only offers cost-effective advanced technologies for all strip manufacturing processes, but also houses flexibility, rugged design, and user-friendly operator interfaces. Furthermore, Kinematic Automation provides a 36-month warranty on bench top Matrix modules for all its clients. “The development and manufacture of rapid diagnostic test strips and similar assays require high precision equipment and effective materials. We meet these requirements through Matrix modules including cutting and slitting systems, reagent dispensing onto webs or cards, dip coating for web materials, and many more,” mentions Meigs.
Kinematic Automation’s turnkey solutions also include a range of assembly and process automation systems, which have been developed specifically for the medical and diagnostic markets. Through these reliable and efficient systems, the company has become a household name in the medical space today. Today, Kinematic Automation’s offerigns are installed globally for linear, rotary, and product assembly processes. The company has also recently announced a new strategic co-marketing agreement with BioDot, one of the world’s foremost providers of low volume dispensing equipment. Meigs informs, “This collaboration is long overdue and will provide customers with a real and comprehensive source for complete solutions to their automation needs. By combining Kinematic’s expertise in manufacturing to improve product quality and increase manufacturing throughput with BioDot’s portfolio of reagent dispensing systems, we can develop and define exciting new opportunities for device manufacturers.”
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