|[October 03, 2013]
Cascade TEK Announces Drying Process Development for Temperature-Sensitive Implantable Medical Devices
HILLSBORO, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
In response to medical device manufacturers' need to dry
temperature-sensitive products as quickly as possible, Cascade TEK now
offers "Drying Process Development." This service saves process and
manufacturing engineers the time, trial and error of discovering the
best drying process and equipment to get the job done. Once the drying
process has been developed and proven, Cascade TEK can deliver an oven
built to execute that process, or perform the drying process in its A2LA
Particularly challenging is the need to dry large batches of
temperature-sensitive parts. In these cases, vacuum drying is the most
efficient method to remove moisture.
"Since 1992 we have provided vacuum ovens for military, aerospace,
medical and automotive industries and learned plenty about vacuum drying
along the way. Tricks like heated nitrogn purge, fixturing/positioning,
purge sequencing, temperature uniformity, etc. - all good vacuum
practices that can dramatically reduce process dry time," said Mary
Babitz, VP of Cascade TEK.
Other challenges include offshore facilities that need to dry
production-level quantities. "Many drying processes are performed
offshore or outsourced. Making sure the process is simple and consistent
is another major consideration.�Once the process has been defined,
Cascade TEK's equipment engineers create an easy user interface with
simple push-button controls and lock-outs to insure consistent results,"
said Mary Babitz.
Cascade TEK's vacuum drying ovens are�built to execute specific vacuum
drying or bake-out processes. Delivered with the controller programmed,
the pump installed and with on-site start-up, ovens can be operational
within hours of receipt.
For more information, contact Catherine Sidman at 503-648-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cascade TEK
Since 1992, Cascade TEK has provided drying solutions for military,
aerospace, medical and automotive industries. Our forced air laboratory
and vacuum ovens are made in the USA. Cascade TEK's environmental
testing laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC (News - Alert) 17025 by the American
Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Cascade TEK is also an
ISTA Certified package testing facility and has earned "Laboratory
Suitability Status" by the DOD's Defense Logistics Agency for MIL-STD
testing. Cascade TEK operates two laboratories in Hillsboro, Oregon, and
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