Catheter Tipping With Induction
Ambrell has offered catheter tipping solutions for the medical industry since 1986. Our expertise in developing these applications is applied by medical instrument manufacturers worldwide.
Induction catheter tipping Benefits
Meets tight production tolerances with precise localized heat to small areas creating pinpoint accuracy
Increases production rates with faster heating cycles
Reduces defect rates with repeatable, reliable heat
Eliminates variability from operator-to-operator, shift-to-shift
Maintains metallurgical characteristics of the individual metals
Heating of the mandrel is from the inside out providing a smooth finish on the outside of the assemblies.
To heat an aluminum catheter tipping die to above 2850F within 2 to 5 seconds for the forming of catheter material.
A two turn plate concentrator coil is used to heat the die. To measure the temperature on the ID and establish the time-to-temperature relationship...
Heat a water-cooled steel mandrel to 700°F (371ºC) to form a high quality Teflon catheter tip.
Heat a metal braid in a plastic catheter tube to 250°F (121.1ºC) so that another catheter tube can be bonded to it.