TF 03-02 - tip forming - 4 station

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The tip forming machine - double is designed to form tips for disposable medical catheters produced from thermoplastic material.

Forming takes place when the catheter tubes are placed in the glass or nickel moulds. The moulds are heated to a specified temperature for a given period of time, the heat causes the plastic material to melt, and by pressing the tube into the mould the desired tip shape is obtained. The shape is stabilized by cooling the moulds and the tube for a certain time.

The Tip Form Unit can be set to heat the tube and the moulds at the same time, mostly used for closed tip catheters, or the moulds are heated first and afterwards the tube is pressed into the moulds, mostly used for open tip catheters.

The Tip Form machine is designed to handle 4 moulds at a time. The moulds are easily interchangeable
While two moulds are heating up, two others are cooling and vice versa.

Tube specification

The tube tip can be formed in most thermoplastics as closed, open or curved tips in the sizes from CH 3 to CH 42. For each form and size a specific mould is required.

Production capacity

The Tip form machine - double has a production rate between 800 – 1.400 units per hour, depending upon the CH size of the catheters, material thickness and the experience of the operator.

Installation

The tip forming machine is connected to 3x230V AC 50-60Hz 10A and min. 8 bar clean and dry compressed air.