IMA Automation SYSMELEC is a leading name in design and manufacturing of turnkey solutions for micro assembly processes and for the watchmaking industry. With experience spanning almost four decades building custom-designed automated machinery for micro technical industries, SYSMELEC has acquired unique knowledge of the processes used in the production and assembly of miniaturised products, including attachment and measuring.
Such a level of skills and extensive know-how places IMA Automation SYSMELEC at the forefront of micro assembly technologies, required throughout an increasing number of market sectors, where both precision and customised solutions play a key role.
Custom precision assembly machines
Custom machines, mainly intended for the automated assembly of micro technical products that are demanding in terms of precision and integrated processes.
Flexible automated standard machines for the cutting, assembling, crimping and winding of surgical sutures into a customer’s specific packaging.
We develop and manufacture high-precision special machines for the microtechnology industry.
We have deep roots in the watchmaking industry, which allowed to build up a wide experience and an unique know-how in the automation of watchmaking processes as well as in the precision assembly, the handling and the measure of delicate watch components. The most common automated processes include:
Assembly and positioning under vision control • Assembly by micro-screwing
Assembly of sub-assemblies for external parts of watches, cases, wristlets, etc.
Jeweling, mounting and crimping • Fully automated needle hand – fitting
Welding and laser marking of internal and external watch parts
Volumetric dispensing of points and beads with glue and grease
Engraving of parts
Precision-automation processes in medical applications.
Our customers use fully automated systems in the production of a wide variety of products. This includes:
Consumablesfor surgical endoscopes
Pacemakers • Stents
Our full infrastructure includes a cleanroom and test laboratories, which can be used to carry out practical validations on test benches or on a prototype if specific tools are required. Furthermore, a production pilot can be realized if the processes must be tested over several weeks or months in conditions similar to the production environment.
Broad competences in complex processes.
The optoelectronics applications are characterized by very strict precision requirements. During all the years in which we have been active in this market, the automation of these applications has indirectly enabled to build up a library of extremely successful solutions in terms of high precision:
Bonding cells for optoelectronics components such as miniature lasers.
Active assembly and attachment cells for micro-optical components such as miniature lenses or arrays of micro-lenses.
Assembly lines for optical fiber connectors.
Welding of optoelectronics and micro-optical components for the telecommunications industry, as well as polymerization in the optoelectronics micro-assemblies
The field of sensors is well represented in our activities which include all types of services such as consulting, feasibility studies and prototypes as well as machines for assembly, measuring and testing, handling and many others.
Competences and Services
Our full infrastructure includes a cleanroom and test laboratories, which can be used to carry out practical validations on test benches or on a prototype if specific tools are required.
Numerous processes require environmental stability and micro-particle free surroundings. We boast facilities enabling solutions to be validated and equipment to be produced with environments ranging from cleanliness class ISO 4 to ISO 8. We have a clean room measuring 80m² dedicated to the production of machines intended for the medical and electronics industries.
Test and Validation
Weadvise our customers in the optimization of their manufacturing processes and carry out feasibility tests with the chosen technologies and materials. We propose a large range of services and competences on the highest technological level as far as manufacturing reliability and process validation for the customer’s application is concerned.
Processes specific to the manufacturing of products by our equipment often require a validation at the different development or production stages of the product. To this end, robotic means such as numerical controllers, tools and integration of specific processes are efficiently applied to the validation and qualification work.
We propose validation tests for automation, vision and laser processes.
Focus on SCM Automated suture crimping machine
The range of SCM machines has been specifically designed for the automated assembly and crimping of multivariant surgical sutures. A wide range of needles and threads can be handled and a fast product changeover time provides the flexibility of producing large or small batches.
Each suture is subjected to a pull test to guarantee a constant high-quality thread-needle combination (SCM50 and SCM80). The finished and tested product is then unloaded into stainless steel receptacles for easy handling.