Machine Solutions Manufacturing and Testing Equipment
Machine Solutions has a wide variety of manufacturing equipment. Our MSI division specializes in balloon folding, stent crimping, catheter laminating, laser bonding, mandrel straightening, marker band swaging, heart valve crimping and thermal bonding equipment. MSI also provides testing services and testing equipment including: radial force testing, catheter trackability and torquability, stent securement. Our Steeger USA division specializes in braiding equipment, including medical braiders, textile braiders, microelectronic braiders, coilers and stranders. PlasticWeld Systems and Vante divisions specialize in medical plastic processing including catheter tipping, flaring, flanging, hole forming, skiving, polished eye forming, bonding and welding. Vante also offers a line of biopharmaceutical sealers and sterile connectors and disconnectors.
Machine Solutions Product Lines
Balloon Pleating and Folding
Minimize your folded balloon profile by optimizing pleat curvature. Our latest technology features automation for folding drug coated balloons.
Industry leading technology for crimping drug coated stents. We have the solution to meet your needs from R&D units to high volume automated positioning.
Marker Band Swaging
Produce superior appearance of platinum, gold and stainless marker bands with precise positioning using our automated process.
Our system provides uniform heating for reflow of polymers into bradied catheters.
Fine Wire braiding for medical applications. Wire size as small as 0.0005″ with most metalic or polymer materials.
Wire stranders and coilers
Created coils or strand patterns for catheter applications. Sold as stand alone units or attachements to Steeger braiders.
Our systems can create a broad range of catheter tips with open, closed, and soft ends. Typical processes are flash free and create high tolerneced components.
Catheter Hole Forming
Drilling, punching or skiving equipment can mechanically create holes into catheter tubing
Plastic Tube Bonding
Our equipment can create butt welds, lap welds, braid to non-braid and many other leak-free joints with excellent tensile strength.
Plastic Tube Flaring
Create flairs or flanges on PVC, Polyethylene, Polyurethane, Nylon, Teflon and other thermoplastic tubing.
Hot Air Bonding and Lamination
Our hot air bonders provide high quality, low cost thermoplastic welds such as balloon bonds, butt joints or other applications.
Precise CO2 laser provides focused energy for creating small flexible PTCA balloon bonds.
An automated straightening process allows customers to recycle bent or bowed coated stainless steel mandrels.
Vante provides device manufacturers with low volume and short lead time fabrication of custom geometry mandrels.
R&D Medical Braiding Services
SteegerUSA’s R&D lab features 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, and 96-Carrier Braiders for customers to create samples or run trials prior to purchase.
MSI’s proprietary segmental compression technology allows our customers to load longer, more flexible Nitinol stents.
Heart Valve Crimping
We offer custom designed disposable or washable crimper designs to allow doctors to uniformly crimp percutaneous heart valves at the bedside.
Radial Force Testing
ASTM international references our “Segmented Head Apparatus” as a method for radial strength testing of balloon-expandable and self-expanding stents.
We can measure trackability, torquability, pushability and other functions of your interventional device for competitive testing or device validation.
Stent Securement Testing
This easy to use and highly repeatable test method is based on the ASTM standard F2394-07 (2013).
Biopharmaceutical Tube Sealing
Vante Bio products utilize RF technology to seal dry or fluid filled dielectric tubing or TPE tubing used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.