Tip Former – Fully Automatic

Application

Fully automatic tip forming of flash free catheters. This machine can be equipped to produce either FEP and/or PUR.
The machine is built to tip form the catheter tube that is already mounted in the hub. Can be easily be integrated into a production line.

Base System

The system is based on pneumatic movements together with a indexing dial.
Stability and high accuracy is also assured by the indexing dial technique together with a firm and solid welded stand.
Safety cabin top design allows equipment to be located inside the roof cover to save valuable space.

Tip forming techniques
The temperature is generated by 1 or 2 channel RF-generator sending out a high frequency pulse to coil outside the metal tool.
When the temperature is reached (measured by a sensor in the tool) the temperature is controlled to constant level. Start, time and pulse power are controlled by a common analog signal from the PLC.

FEP and/or PUR in dimensions between 14G – 24G (FEP also 26G)

Processes

  • Automatical in feed of sub-assembly(housing+bushing+catheter) from palett
  • Silicone dispensing
  • Tip forming using RF Induction heaters
  • 360 degree vision inspection of tip and length
  • Category IV Catheter

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