Eyelets & Holes

Today’s catheter delivery systems rely on increasingly complex shapes, constructions and polymers to deliver their intended treatment. Various types of holes and eyelets are used disperse or collect fluids. As access or deployment openings for innovative devices the geometry and size need to be perfect.  Multiple technologies can be utilized to form holes and eyelets.  Precise control of our technology developed with sound engineering design assures our customers the highest quality results.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems developed equipment is the global standard for creating eyelets and holes.  Superior heating technology, proprietary thermal profiling and a defined customer engagement process lead by our experienced engineers – assure you get the best results possible.

Advantages of partnering with Vante and PlasticWeld Systems for eye and hole forming include:

  • Wide range of technology options and experience to match the customer requirements with the optimal solution and price point.
  • Turnkey solutions which will allow you to make parts and validate your process fast!
  • Robust equipment that is proven in high volume environments, reduces cycle times and eliminates secondary operations like cutting flash.
  • Dedicated applications engineering and process development team to advise on product design and deliver turnkey process solutions.
  • Global service team that can respond quickly in your time of need
  • One stop shop for machines, tooling, development and prototypes

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Applications

Catheter Urinary Tip with polished eyes
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Polished Eye Forming

Polished Eye Forming

Many single-use drainage devices, like urinary drainage catheters, must be designed to prevent tissue damage and the resulting increased chances for serious infections. Patients using these catheters often do not have the sensory capacity to know if their tissues are being damaged or not. They must rely on the device’s design and quality for their own safety. Eyelets with smooth, radiused external edges and consistently shaped IDs are critical design features which requires a precise, repeatable production process. A wide variation in tube sizes, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the eye forming process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 5Fr up to 24Fr
  • Number of Eyelets: up to 4
  • Eyelet Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals of varying lengths & widths
  • Eyelet Orientation: on the same axis or 180 degrees apart
  • Materials: Primarily PVC and some TPEs. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.

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Skiving
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Skiving

Skiving

Many single-use devices utilize eyelets as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located eyelets with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the skiving process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 3Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Eye Configurations: arc segments produced from a round punch
  • Number of eyelets: please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Orientation of eyelets: standard is either all aligned on the same axis or 180 degrees apart. Others available – please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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hole drilling
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Hole Drilling

Hole Drilling

Many single-use devices utilize round holes as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located holes with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number, size & orientation of holes adds extra layers of complexity to the drilling process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 3Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Hole sizes:020” dia and larger
  • Number of holes: up to 50 within a 6 inch length
  • Orientation of holes: any spacing and rotation between successive holes is possible
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for highly rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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Catheter Punched Hole
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Punched Holes

Punched Holes

Many single-use devices utilize eyelets as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located eyelets with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the skiving process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 5Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Hole Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals
  • Number of holes: please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Orientation of holes: standard is either all aligned on the same axis or 180 degrees apart. Others available – please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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Side Port
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Side Porting

Side Porting

Many single-use devices utilize side ports as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located side ports are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of side ports  and side porting configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.


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Hot Eye Forming

Hot Eye Forming

Many single-use devices must be designed to minimize tissue damage and the resulting increased chances for serious infections.  Eyelets with smooth, radiused external edges and consistently shaped IDs are critical design features which requires a precise, repeatable production process. A wide variation in tube sizes, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the eye forming process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 6Fr and up
  • Number of Eyelets: up to 4
  • Eyelet Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals of varying lengths & widths
  • Eyelet Orientation: on the same axis or 180 degrees apart
  • Materials: Primarily PVC and some TPEs. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up and 2-up systems depending on project details.

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