CAID / Vante Press Release

September 23, 2014

CAID Automation and Vante Now Using Robotic Solutions to Save Clients Time and Money, While Improving Yield

CAID Automation has designed an integrated robotic solution that automatically feeds catheter components into Vante thermo forming equipment. This manufacturing solution automatically performs the thermo forming process, unloads the completed catheters, inspects them using vision systems, transfers them to the next process and segregates out the rejected parts. This automation means that Vante’s customers no longer have to rely on an operator to manually load and unload the raw components into the equipment, thus resulting in a highly repeatable process that reduces manufacturing time, saves money, and improves quality.

“We are excited about the ongoing relationship between our two companies. CAID Automation and Vante are both committed to customer satisfaction and world‐class technology,” states Juan Cardenas, Vice President of Sales and Applications Engineering for CAID Automation. “And since we are both based in Tucson our companies can easily support each other on joint projects, especially during the debugging phase and FAT.”

Brent Fausett, President of Vante adds “With CAID Automation’s innovative designs, we can now offer turnkey solutions to our catheter manufacturing customers. Whether a company is looking to tip and weld a balloon catheter, or do a butt weld, taper and radius tips, tube flaring, IV tipping, or braid to non‐braid weld, we can now offer a fully automatic solution, where the catheter raw materials can be automatically fed, processed, inspected, and either packed or automatically assembled onto a medical device.”

CAID Automation, a division of CAID Industries, has been in business for 65 years. A $50 million a year company with 250 employees, it designs and builds custom automated and robotic systems used for component assembly, material handling, packaging, vision inspecting, testing, and processing for many different industries, with a specialty in medical devices.

Vante, a Machine Solutions company, is a global technology company that designs and builds products for the precise manipulation of medical plastics. Vante’s dedicated research and development team designs all of its products and has been awarded more than 50 patents to date. Visit www.vante.com.

For additional information, please contact Juan Cardenas at juanc@caid.com or Peter Schwartz at peter.schwartz4@gmail.com