Category Archives: News

Medical Tubing Cut, Coil & Band

Our Galway-based team have recently developed and installed a fully automated machine to cut, coil and cohesive band medical tubing for a major customer.  The machine also assembles pinch clamps onto the tubing.  The machine has flexibility to manufacture three configurations of coil, with flexibility to add future coil configurations. The machine is fully automated, includingContinue Reading

Bottle Loading Cobot

At our Sligo facility, we have developed and built another collaborative robot cell for a customer who is committed to keeping at the forefront of new technology. The machine can process different bottle sizes, it separates the bottles on a conveyor, picks the bottles at 50ppm and loads them into empty trays which are circulated on separateContinue Reading

Ward Automation receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ward Automation is proud to announce its successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, in both the Sligo and Galway facilities effective 2nd January 2018. Our decision to upgrade our systems from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates our commitment to providing a first class services for our customers. We are committed toContinue Reading

Epson Robotics

Epson recently released a low cost T3 SCARA Robot to complement their existing range, it is an “all-in-one robot” as the controller is built into the arm. It is easy to install, saves space and is ideally suited to pick & place and material handling applications. We have integrated the T3 robot on a numberContinue Reading

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Application and UV curing of hydrophilic coating are important processes in the manufacture of catheters and other minimally invasive delivery systems. We have recently shipped a custom-designed fully automated Coat and Cure machine to an overseas customer, having built several similar machines in recent years. Key machine features include: Two coating layers Immersion speed, immersionContinue Reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Our offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays at 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Using Proof of Principle to develop a Bag Folding Machine

Using Proof of Principle to develop a Bag Folding Machine

With the increasing need to automate difficult manufacturing processes to achieve efficiencies, the PoP (Proof of Principle) approach is becoming a smart stepping-stone for automation projects while also minimising risk. This is especially so with manufacturing processes for which there is not an obvious automation solution. A manually intensive operation of folding medical bags isContinue Reading

Microscopic Medical Ribbon Vision Inspection

Microscopic Medical Ribbon Vision Inspection

On a recent project for a major manufacturer of minimally invasive medical devices, Ward Automation was required to develop a technology capable of non-contact detection of a high precision medical ribbon. To deal with this challenge, our Engineers researched available technologies and selected an Ultra Narrow Field of view camera. The technology is now inContinue Reading

Medical Technology Ireland Expo & Conference 2017

Ward Automation are proud to exhibit at The International Medical Device Technology Exhibition in Galway 27-28th September 2017. See us on the second floor at stand 108! Medical Technology Ireland is a high-profile National and International event attracting global suppliers to the crème of the Irish Medical Device Industry. Taking centre stage at the world renowned Ballybrit RacecourseContinue Reading