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Automated Catheter Tipping Machine

Machine Solutions’ Automated Catheter Tipping machine enables higher catheter tipping production rates without need for an operator. Vante’s 2-up or 4-up Onyx catheter tip forming system is integrated with robotic arm to enable continuous production of tip formed tubes. This system requires minimal operator interaction for sustained, continuous operation and high volume production of catheter tips.  This system is designed to be highly configurable and has the capability of performing different types of catheter tip forming processes at each successive station.  The PC based control system enables sophisticated programming, data storage, communication and customization to meet a wide range of requirements.

The Vante Onyx bench top catheter tipping system can be upgraded to include this automation package at the customer’s site for minimal disruption of production activities. This Automated Catheter Tipping system is conveniently installed on a customized clean room- compatible cart with locking wheels to provide a portable, self-contained work cell that maximizes work area configurability.

Product Features:

  • Includes all standard features available on Vante’s Onyx Catheter Tip Forming system
    • Vante proprietary SmartMold technology
    • Vante proprietary low mass, thermal management mold designs and closed loop temperature control
    • Rapid catheter tipping process cycle times
    • Advanced process controls for maximized catheter tip yields and quality
    • Rapid catheter tipping tooling changeover time
    • Easy to validate
    • Solid state circuitry
  • Cobot robotic arm for maximized operator safety, balanced with appropriate movement speed and positional accuracy
  • Color HMI touch screen for data input and communications
  • Ethernet communication for remote assistance and MEP communication
  • Simple to operate visual status display screen
  • And/on light to provide wide area visibility of system status
  • Accept / reject bins for finished part segregation
  • Configurable user levels and permissions
  • Data export of batch run-data.
  • Customized stainless steel and anodized cart with locking wheels
  • Compact footprint

Options

  • Customizations include, but are not limited to:
  • Automatic visual part inspection and data reporting
  • Automatic tubing dereel and cut to length unit
  • Automated tube loading onto and off mandrels
  • Lubricant application

Benefits:

  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduced labor content
  • Lower training costs
  • Lower cost of quality
  • Small footprint uses less floor space than equivalent production from operator attended benchtop systems.
  • Consistent, reliable performance

 

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