Medical manufacturer proves business case for robotic gauging

August 26, 2022 - 07:00am
New Scale Robotics

New Scale Robotics released a new case study video with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, a medical contractor manufacturer in Bridgeport, Mich. Orchid uses New Scale’s Q-Span Robotic Gauging System to automate QC inspection of its machined surgical drills. In the video below, Joe Farinella, Quality Director at Orchid, explains the business benefits of the Q-Span System. These include:

  • Realizing immediate savings of more than 50 hours per week of inspection time
  • Achieving total gauge repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) of less than 10%
  • Deployment in less than a month
  • Ability to reassign QC personnel to higher-value tasks

Related Glossary Terms

  • robotics


    Discipline involving self-actuating and self-operating devices. Robots frequently imitate human capabilities, including the ability to manipulate physical objects while evaluating and reacting appropriately to various stimuli. See industrial robot; robot.


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