Machine Solutions Inc. has launched an automated marker band swager for assembly of PTA and other specialty catheters. The SW675S automated marker band swaging system addresses requirements of peripheral devices with band-to-band spacing for long PTA products. The SW675S also works with mapping catheters and similar products that require positioning and swaging of up to 20 marker bands. The pick-and-place feeding option reduces product costs and operator variability with continuous, automated batch processing.
“The PTA catheter market continues to move in the direction of longer and longer devices. MSI has stepped up to meet customer needs and produced swaging machines that can automatically position and swage bands with 300-mm spacing,” says Product Manager Melissa Lachowitzer. “The SW675S precisely positions marker bands with this long spacing by using an automated linear slide handling system and repositioning grippers,” she adds. “This machine with the optional pick-and-place system creates a versatile automated machine that can streamline multiple manufacturing steps.”
The profile-driven SW675S includes an integrated PLC control system with a touch screen interface, barcode scanning and networking capabilities. The system is equipped with a laser through-beam sensor and servo-actuator units to position marker bands precisely.
The pick-and-place head delivers product from an auto-load tray holding up to 50 pieces of PTA product. Rejected products are automatically set aside in a separate colour-coded tray to allow for continuous processing.
Machine Solutions Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA +1 928 556 3109