Lantek exceeds the quality requirements of the medical sector

17th August 2015
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Lantek exceeds the quality requirements of the medical sector

Building machinery, equipment and furniture for the medical, surgical and pharmaceutical sector is a true technological challenge for companies in the industry. The material has to meet strict standards for safety, quality, reliability, precision and hygiene. Most of the equipment, in one way or another, is in contact with patients and medical staff and is also, on many occasions, key to saving many lives. 

Manufactures in this sector are fully aware of these circumstances, and, for that reason, in recent years they have invested significant time and energy in R&D to improve their products. In this process of continuous improvement, they have found a significant ally: Lantek. With its software solutions for companies that produce pieces from sheet metal, tubes and profiles with any kind of cutting technology and punching, it has enabled a notable increase in the quality and safety parameters of the entire sector due, among other things, to the excellence of its CAD/CAM tools and their capacity to integrate with existing management systems.

Due to the breadth and variety of surgical techniques, companies in this field have developed a wide range of tools that are used for specific operations that require special materials that are strong, durable and custom-designed. There is also a significant line of products for sterilisation and cleaning, as well as a set of equipment for laboratories that includes, for example, standard furnaces or devices for research on liquids.

Lantek offers powerful solutions in this field: the Lantek Expert Punch and the Lantek Expert Cut. The Lantek Expert Punch is a CAD/CAM system specially designed to automate the programming of CNC punching machines. It combines machines' technology and companies' programming and management needs. It also has an advanced interface that makes it easier and more efficient for users to programme.

The Lantek Expert Cut gives companies in the medical and surgical sector a special advantage since it features outstanding laser technology that offers precision in cutting. Other notable features of the Lantek Expert Cut are reduced lead-in management, lead-in with back down, custom piercing, flying cut, micro-joints and micro-welds.

All Lantek Expert solutions are included in a single programme, which in turn integrates with the business management programme Lantek Integra, thus creating the widest range of CAD/CAM/ERP solutions in the sheet metal, profile and tube processing industry. It is also integrates into external ERPs.

Furthermore, Lantek offers companies in the sector Lantek Flex3d Addins, a set of applications in the Lantek Flex3d product family specifically designed for automatically generating any sheet metal design in 3D. This is the optimal solution for integrating this 3D design into Lantek's CAD/CAM/ERP. It is also a powerful and intuitive tool that prevents the generation of unwanted files. For example, it allows users to generate both individual pieces and combinations of pieces. The assemblies processed with this solution can be composed of different materials with different thicknesses. Together these systems offer a complete solution for sheet metal processing environments, which covers everything from the 3D design of pieces to the generation of the CNC for each type of machine and the comprehensive management of all business processes.

It is important to emphasise that in the medical and surgical sector in particular, and in the health industry in general, quality, safety and hygiene are key elements, and absolute control over manufacturing processes is necessary to achieve them. The complete integration and compatibility of the different Lantek solutions help achieve this goal since they are compatible with the MES systems specific to this type of medical and surgical industry. In closing, the CEO of Lantek announces Masterlink, which is the mechanism created by the multinational to connect the CAD/CAM with the company's existing management systems and includes improved integration capacities for managing sheet metal and remnant geometry.

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