Custom equipment development is part of NOVO’s larger product development efforts and is also offered as a standalone service. Custom equipment includes automated test equipment (ATE), lab automation, process automation, quality control jigs and fixtures, and specialized assembly automation. NOVO’s ability to develop automated manufacturing and quality control equipment in parallel with product development, and to establish a pilot manufacturing line with low-volume production capability alongside the product development effort, greatly reduces the uncertainties related to manufacturing transfer and scale-up.
NOVO engineers with automation, machine design, and industrial controls experience will identify the appropriate system architecture for the application with consideration for the operator profile, use environment, machine guarding, reliability, serviceability, qualification requirements, configurability, and throughput. We then take advantage of our in-house CNC machine shop, electro-mechanical assembly technicians, programming, and procurement staff to bring custom machines online quickly.
Custom equipment projects are accompanied by a complete documentation package, BOM, schematics, and operating instructions. Factory and site acceptance testing, equipment qualification, and gage R&R studies are conducted as required.
Selected Custom Equipment Projects And Expertise
- Silicon wafer coating system
- Microplate-cleaning robot
- Microplate heater
- Gigamatrix ultra-high-throughput enzyme screening system
- Agricultural sample reformatting robot
- Golf club assembly automation
- Mobile biohazard waste treatment equipment
- Fluidized bed centrifuge
- Reagent dispensing equipment
- Needle hub assembly and proof testing
- Automated test systems for numerous medical devices