Faster inspection of specialty valves for ventilators

Faster inspection of specialty valves for ventilators

OGP’s TurnCheck enables Cygnus Manufacturing Co. to scan and measure cylindrical parts in seconds, not minutes.

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Cygnus Manufacturing Company (CMC) provides full-service manufacturing from prototype through production of high precision products and components for the medical device, transportation, energy, and aerospace industries.

As an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 medical device certified manufacturer, a leading U.S. ventilator company approached CMC at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic requesting expeditious assistance to substantially increase its production of a specialty valve in response to the country’s shortage of life-saving ventilators.

The ventilator company had a chrome on brass part requiring documented measurements of 31 datapoints after manufacturing and again after plating. While CMC had been manufacturing this valve prior to the start of the pandemic, the substantial increase in production volume in a short time frame necessitated much faster and more automated measuring capability.

They needed a precision optical instrument designed to scan and measure cylindrical parts in seconds, not minutes so they turned to Inspection Technologies to identify a metrology solution. As an OGP representative, Inspection Technologies suggested a TurnCheck precision optical instrument system equipped with intelligent and intuitive software.

Since CMC needed an immediate production ramp-up solution, Inspection Technologies worked with OGP to expedite order and production of the TurnCheck while OGP was able to fast-track the delivery.

Craig Harding, chairman and CEO of CMC comments, “We were extremely pleased with the speed of OGP’s responsiveness and the high-quality performance of the TurnCheck system, allowing immediate increased ventilator production to help meet the country’s demand during this crisis.”

OGP President, R. Stephen Flynn adds, “It is with great pleasure that we were able to meet the expectations of this customer to enable the manufacturing of such an important product during this difficult time.”