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Laminators, Shrinkers, Reflow Machines

Catheter Laminators/Shrinkers

Catheters are the primary products for our laminators, but the flexible programming capabilities enable these machines to shrink tubing on anything that can be held by the mount collets. The temperature control from our reflow systems will increase the production and quality of their products.

These precise machines use re-circulated hot air to shrink thermoplastic tubing down to a minimal diameter for the production of medical catheters. Two catheters can be processed simultaneously per patented Engineering By Design heating chamber. This allows the production of four catheters simultaneously on our two headed version. Our machines can be configured with one or two heating chambers. In addition, an enclosure can be provided for better process control.

The precise control of all variables is increasingly important, as the process specifications get tighter. Programmable temperature and variable speeds enable heat-shrinking tubing close to the melt temperature. The unique use of a patented hot air recirculation process allows hot air to be contained within the system, instead of being expelled to the surroundings. This also helps maintain a precise steady state temperature. Temperature offsets allow calibration by external probes. The long heating area maximizes the time at temperature for faster processing which allows this machine to shrink tubing faster than any other. Pneumatic setups are not necessary with this model’s innovative design.

By improving the accuracy of all controlled parameters, this machine can increase productivity through reduced rejects and faster processing speeds. The programming is flexible to allow new products to be made with the same machine. With the availability of better technology, product designers are finding they can build better products. The shrink areas operate in parallel so the production for a given floor space is maximized.

Our easy to use alpha-numeric color touch screen display with on-screen entry can program your recipe for Temperature, Speed and Distance. A Key Switch is also provided to enable a system administrator to change the recipes, settings and operate the manual control.

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Send us your specification and we will recommend the best solution for your needs. Note that being a premier machine design firm we can also customize your machine to your dream needs. Material Type, Production Rate, Process Configuration, All you need to do is ask!

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