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Within the Medical sector, we offer tier-one design & contract manufacturing for OEM companies and printing & assembly machines under the brand name Grauel.

We'd like to shed some light on the following cases, where we proudly show some of our work within the Medical branche with our customers ELM Plastics and Bespak. 

Customer: ELM Plastics

Our Solution
For this project we worked with dosing pipettes, which are usually manufactured in large volumes and often consist of 2 or 3 symmetrical parts. These parts are fed to our Grauel CMS machine by centrifugal feeders. This high speed printing machine is equipped with one central drive and all satellites are mechanically connected.

The fact that AAE is able to combine both the printing and assembly of medical devices in a single high-speed automation process enhances our position within the market.

ELM Plastics

Customer: Bespak

Our Solution
In many drug-dispensing devices, counter wheels are used to show the patient the number of doses left. For Bespak we pad-printed these counter wheels on our high-tech Grauel IMS (Indexing Motion System) machine that has a positioning accuracy of +/- 0.02 mm. The counter wheels are printed by 6 Grauel IC-60 cam-driven pad printers in two colours. After camera inspection, the wheels are cured in an IR oven and unloaded by a box shifter.

Thanks to AAE, we can now manufacture in-line, directly from injection-moulding, printing, assembly in the warehouse.

Bespak

For me, it’s a personal privilege, working together in this international, high-tech environment, where people are always pushing technical boundaries and getting things done!

Ruud-Schenning-New-Business-Manager

Ruud Schenning

New Business Manager
Development and Engineering 1

Development & Engineering

The mechanical engineers within our engineering department develop tooling for manufacturing complex parts and assemblies. Our system engineers translate the product requirements into system development specifications for functional and dedicated qualification tools. Our goal is to have all AAE products comply with the specifications our customers require.

Automation Platforms

We provide turnkey, custom-made printing and assembly automations under the brandname Grauel. By offering various automation platforms, Continuous Motion (CMS), Indexing Motion System (IMS) and Flexible Motion System (FMS), we are able to provide our customers with tailor fit solutions.

  • Linear indexing
    This platform offers you both great operator accessibility and a small footprint (LCS).
  • Round indexing
    If the number of automation processes is limited, we apply round indexing tables.
  • Flexible Motion System
    The Flexible Motion System does what it says: it guarantees maximum flexibility! The key in FMS is the fact that the product carriers are independently controlled, which enables processing of different cycle times within one machine.

MORE ABOUT OUR automation PLATFORMS

Grauel Printing and Assembly

Printing & Assembly Automation

  • Inkjet Printing
  • Dry-offset / Flexo
  • Pad Printing
  • Laser Marking
  • Welding
  • Vision Inspection
  • Leak Testing
  • Labelling
  • Capping

GAMP Validation

Our project approach is V-model based, which is a perfect guaranteed start, should you require a GAMP validation trajectory. It is all about minimising patient risk and showing a well-automated manufacturing practice that covers all project stages: DQ, IQ, OQ and PQ.

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle management

After the validation of the product design, industrialisation of the manufacturing process is key to securing continuous delivery of your product.

 

 

All of our competences

Service

After installation, your machine is in the safe hands of our service department. We support you with periodic operator training, maintenance and improvements or spare parts. We keep a log of all machines. In our feasibility centre, we can simulate your process and create product print samples for you.

I do everything to enable our customers to reach their objectives with our machines, so they look back with satisfaction to their collaboration with AAE.

Luuk-van-der-Salm-Service-Coordinator

Luuk van der Salm

Service Coördinator