Assembly Lab

Semi-automatic assembly of medical and pharmaceutical devices


The Assembly Lab system was developed for the laboratory and approval phase of medical and pharmaceutical devices. It is designed for initial small series batches for market entry. Separate workpiece carriers allow for simple format changeovers. Optional extensions such as visual controls or labeling are possible. The platform can also be configured for other products.

  • Different devices can be assembled on the same platform
  • Factory priming functionality can be implemented
  • Force-path monitoring for process-critical assembly steps
  • Empirical determination of process data to optimize acceleration values and joining speeds
  • Visualization of relevant process and measurement data on 17.3˝ Touch HMI with all the functionality of a production machine
  • Validatable and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Video

    Assembly Lab is a test machine for small series and clinical samples for automated assembly of medical and pharmaceutical devices.


  • Assembly Lab – manual feeding of individual components

    In the left part of the machine the components of the device are feeded manually.

  • Assembly Lab – Assembly and control

    In the right part of the machine the components are automatically assembled according to manufacturer's specifications and procedures. While doing this, process data is empirically determinated to optimize acceleration values and joining speeds.

  • Assembly Lab – visualization and operation

    17.3" Touch HMI offers all the functionalities of a production machine. It enables the user-friendly operation of the machine and visualizes relevant process and measurement data.

Technical data
  • Output: up to 3 parts/min (single lane version)
  • Integrated control cabinet
  • CE/UL versions
Final products
  • Pens
  • Autoinjectors
  • Safety devices
  • Patch injectors

Machine features

Parts handling

Components are automatically removed using vacuum, grippers or tongs and accurately transferred to the Assembly Lab transport. This can be performed in a linear or swivel movement. To increase the output, these systems can be set up at multiple locations to enable loading and unloading tasks at the same time.


An automated, reproducible production process with servo-based product transport simplifies the manual product loading and removal process and the targeted approach of each individual processing step.

Joining and final assembly

Joining technology is one of the basic processes for completing assembly groups. Highly precise processes and gentle handling are perquisites to ensuring that components are reliably joined. Inspection and measuring systems guarantee the highest possible quality, even at high speeds.

Final inspection

The final inspection of assembly products is essential for product safety and functional capability. When administering active ingredients, precise portioning of the medication and the reliable operation of the device is crucial. Force, path and torque of the test can be pre-defined. Data is visualized via HMI.


Flexible final assembly of auto-injectors

Ypsomed has developed an auto-injector product family for a wide range of applications. The Harro Höfliger Assembly Lab machine provides a flexible final assembly of the YpsoMate® auto-injectors.

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