- June 09, 2012
- Case Study
Cogiscan provided SORIN with a TTC solution on one line and a link to its MES system from Rockwell Automation.
June 9, 2012 - Cogiscan announces that its Track, Trace and Control (TTC) solution was installed by SORIN Group, a medical device company, for material tracking, process control and traceability data harvesting.
Cogiscan provided SORIN with a TTC solution on one line and a link to its MES system from Rockwell Automation. Additionally, a complete conveyor solution from MyAutomation has been implemented. The project was a joint effort between MyAutomation and Cogiscan. SORIN’s line consists of a screen printer, a pick-and-place system, an automated optical Inspection system (AOI) and a reflow oven. The TTC solution from Cogiscan validates the process inside the screen printer by detecting the stencil, solder paste and squeegees with RFID tags and readers. Cogiscan then harvests the traceability data from the pick-and-place machine and AOI to manage the rework loop when a product does meet the strict quality standards set by SORIN. At each process step (printer, pick-and-place, AOI, and reflow), Cogiscan communicates with SORIN’s MES system for process validation and transfer of traceability data. Cogiscan was selected for its standard modular solutions that are designed and proven for the electronics industry. The TTC solution controls each step to ensure that all traceability data required for compliance is gathered. Additionally, Cogiscan’s TTC solution is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). M. Pascal Govi, Vice President, CRM BU Operations, commented on the recent implementation of Cogiscan’s TTC solution at SORIN, “This project allowed us to quickly achieve higher productivity levels while improving process control. Cogiscan was able to understand our requirements in detail and provide standard solutions to our unique requirements. ” About Cogiscan Inc. Cogiscan partners with leading equipment manufacturers and electronics assemblers to create solutions that can integrate with existing systems to provide factory-wide TTC solutions. The company is committed to the development and continuous improvement of solutions to Track, Trace and Control materials and tools on and off the shop floor. About SORIN GROUP SORIN GROUP is a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The company develops, manufactures and markets medical technologies for cardiac surgery and for the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. With 3,750 employees worldwide, Sorin Group focuses on three major therapeutic areas: cardiopulmonary bypass (extracorporeal circulation and autotransfusion systems), cardiac rhythm management, and heart valve repair and replacement. Every year, over one million patients are treated with Sorin Group devices in more than 80 countries.Learn More
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