Catheter Laminating Equipment
As a part of Machine Solutions, Steeger USA offers a selection of MSI equipment related to catheter manufacturing.
The MSI Vertical Shrinker, VS1000 features our Microswirl 360° thermal nozzle that provides superior uniform heating characteristics and minimizes the incidence of hot or cold spots during the shrinking process versus flat or “C” nozzle technologies. This machine is an ideal compliment to the SteegerUSA braiding and coiling machines as it is designed to uniformly laminate multi durometer tubing to create a braided catheter with extremly high yields and repeatable results.
The touchscreen PC operator interface is designed for saving and retrieving numerous programmable parameter profiles. The machine is capable of 6 length and speed transitions within a single cycle and features tubing guides to ensure product centering within the heat zone and independent temperature control of each thermal nozzle.
The MSI Vertical Shrinker overcomes the problems associated with longitudinal elongation and uneven recovery of the shrink tubing versus use of ovens.