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Custom Healthcare Automation Solutions for Medical Device Assembly & Testing Systems, Consumer Healthcare Product Manufacturing Solutions, and more.

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Preh IMA Automation (PIA) Evansville (formerly Evana Automation) provides custom automation solutions for the toughest medical product assembly and testing challenges facing the healthcare industry.

We design, build and integrate automated assembly, functional testing and validation systems for medical device and diagnostic (MD&D) manufacturers, life science companies (pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology), and consumer healthcare product manufacturers.

Our medical device manufacturing and inspection automation solutions range from special stand-alone work cells to full turnkey assembly lines. We link production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology that delivers accuracy, repeatability and reliability, consistently producing safe and effective products more efficiently.


As healthcare companies intensify their focus on:

  • Speeding up the time to market 
  • LEAN manufacturing processes to increase efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Producing safe and effective products

PIA Evansville delivers market-leading design concepts to help healthcare manufacturers achieve these goals.

PIA Evansville brings over 50 years of assembly automation and systems integration experience to the table. Our diverse experience with LEAN manufacturing concepts in the automotive industry provides expertise when collaborating on automation design concepts. That expertise has proven to be very effective for manufacturers in the healthcare market, particularly the medical device and diagnostic (MD&D) segments.

We address strict regulatory requirements and other healthcare industry demands with dedicated personnel focused on:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements and guidelines
  • Validation
  • ISO 13485 alignment and ISO 9001 execution and certification
  • QSR (Quality System Regulations) and QMS (Quality Management System)
  • GMP, cGMP, and GAMP Guideline compliance

PIA Evansville engineers work hand-in-hand with your team to deliver systems in accordance with QSRs that are compliant with ISO 13485 requirements. We also have experience in cleanroom applications, and we are ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

Is Validation Important to Your Healthcare Business?

Of course it is. FDA regulations cannot be taken lightly. That's why we developed the Exclusive Validation Process (EVP), a forward-thinking, value-added process that is exclusive to PIA Evansville Customers.  EVP℠ allows you to take advantage of our vast knowledge of FDA regulations and how it applies/affects your automation solution. In a nutshell, EVP℠ can help you avoid costly mistakes, bridge departmental silos, and keep your entire product life cycle team on the same page. Further proof that PIA Evansville is with you every step of the way.

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Healthcare Automation Success Stories


PIA Evansville has a successful track record of providing highly efficient automation solutions for a diverse range of healthcare product applications. Below are just a few examples:

  • To learn how PIA Evansville provided two turnkey assembly systems for cardiac panel sensor products to a prominent manufacturer of In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) tests, click here

  • To learn how PIA Evansville supplied a customized robotic solution that assembled catheter parts to a leading medical device manufacturer, click here

  • To learn how PIA Evansville provided a robotic material handling system that transported wire shaping fixtures in a heat-intensive environment for a well-known medical device manufacturer, click here

Let PIA Evansville provide answers to your toughest questions regarding:


  • Medical Device Assembly Automation
  • Cleanroom Assembly and Testing Applications- PIA Evansville is experienced in equipment design influenced by environmental conditions (i.e. clean room, high humidity, etc.) from extreme industrial to highly sensitive environmentally-controlled applications.
  • Data Collection - PIA Evansville has extensive data handling experience: part or lot data collection and tracking, interaction with customer database, querying prior step approval of part, collecting previous data and updating part status for pass/fail, and uploading data from completed processes.
  • Dispensing & Dose Counting
  • Trigger Mechanisms
  • Material Handling - Including Liquids & Dry Powders
  • Pick and Place
  • Software Integration
  • Sorting
  • Testing & Validation
  • Serialization
  • Vision Inspection
  • Improvements to Existing Production Capabilities

... and much more.

PIA Evansville's extensive assembly and manufacturing automation equipment experience utilized in past Medical Device, Diagnostic and Life Science projects include:

  • Flexible & Scalable Assembly Automation
  • Integrated Systems
  • High-Speed Manufacturing Systems
  • Synchronous and Non-synchronous Assembly Systems
  • Conveyors (pallet-based, indexing, etc.)
  • Precision Servo Systems (various levels)
  • Modular Systems
  • Molding
  • Web Handling
  • Laser Processing
  • Laser Marking
  • Test Systems - Electrical, Fluid, Functional, Hydraulic & Leak
  • Error Proofing (contact, non-contact, vision weight, size, shape, color, etc.)
  • Vision - Inspection, Guidance, and Measurement Systems
  • Welding Systems
  • Part Bonding (laser, ultrasonic, thermal welders, adhesives and presses, orbital riveting, screw driving, staking, etc.)
  • Plasma Treat Process
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Profile Monitoring
  • Robotic Integration including Vision Guided Robotics
  • Part Feeding (bowl, vibratory, step, etc.)
  • Signature Analysis
  • Data Collection & Data Handling
  • Tracking & Traceabliity
  • Barcode Tracking of Incoming Materials
  • Serialized Tracking of Parts in Process
  • Data Logging/Batch Control

Whether the Point-of-Care (POC) is:

  • A doctor’s office
  • An Emergency Room (ER) that uses a diagnostic immunoassay cartridge/panel that aids healthcare providers in making rapid treatment decisions
  • Or an Operating Room (OR) that uses disposable medical devices to surgically treat some of the most common conditions

PIA Evansville has designed automation equipment that manufacture precise products that are utilized every day in these and other healthcare applications.


Call us or fill out our contact us form to learn more or get a quote.
Preh IMA Automation Evansville

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