NDT on medical components
and packaging

Automated test systems for medical technology

In medical technology, devices, components, prostheses or parts must be 100% reliably secured. If weld seams of stents show cracks, this can have fatal consequences. To prevent this from happening, non-destructive thermographic testing systems and devices from edevis offer medical technology a wealth of testing options: whether for crack testing of medical components, testing of packaging or material suitability testing for prostheses and implants such as carbon fibre, titanium etc.. Our test procedures are non-destructive, can be automated, are also suitable for inline testing and can be easily integrated under cleanroom conditions. By the way: We also offer suitable testing solutions for suppliers of medical technology, e.g. semiconductors or electrical components.

Medical technology NDT in a nutshell

edevis has grown expertise in the implementation of imaging thermography test systems. We have been working with the Institute for Laser and Medical Technology in Ulm for many years and can therefore also support you in feasibility studies. The special feature of thermographic testing: there is no need for sample preparation or destruction of products, and the methods also allow more valid statements to be made than, for example, a destructive tear test. In addition, we realise your wishes in terms of cycle times and testing speeds to a high degree.

Our thermography testing technology in detail

The inline inspection of materials in medical technology is often a great technical challenge. Weld seams of stents, for example, are very filigree. A very high resolution of the inspection is needed to take the small structure size into account, also in terms of position detection and segmentation.

But laboratory testing equipment also has to fulfil special tasks in medical technology. With thermographic methods, we can test adhesion and surface properties more easily than ever before. Prostheses, for example, are often provided with special coatings to optimise their adaptation to the human body. The coating must adhere and have certain surface properties so that the human body can adapt to it better.

In addition, we can test all materials for freedom from defects; thermography and photothermics are used to optimally determine the heat dissipation into the material and thus its suitability. This applies to all semi-finished products in medical and medical technology products, whether wire, coated sheets, carbon fibre composite structures, screw blanks, implants, but also electrical components such as semiconductors.

Impulse thermography is used in an inline process for the packaging of cannulas, syringes or blister packs for medicines. High resolutions can be achieved in a short inspection time to reliably detect even the finest openings at high cycle times. Even at sub-second intervals, our inspection systems are always able to follow the cycle and not slow down production. Where are the problems in your production process? Testing technology from edevis is the best medicine. Contact us with your requirements.