Product Number: catht-nec-089
Necking machines use a special die-cast to draw the catheter tubing down to the smaller diameter using specific heat temperatures. Necking is also known in the industry as “slicking” and can be used interchangeably. Flaring machines consist of expanding the end of an extruded catheter tube by pushing the tube into a mold that shapes the end of the tube and turns it into a cone shape, providing greater conical forming control of flare length and geometry.
Capabilities include a wide range of sizes and lengths, stepped or tapered transitions.Necking Machines can be configured to use either a manual process or a servo pull mechanisms to assist in pulling the catheter at a controlled speed, it draws down the tubing down at the desired speed or pace needed. Both systems allow for a variety of thermoplastic tubings to be flared, expanded or cuffed at the ID of PTFE sheaths. Each machine can be equipped with timed heat and cooling systems to set the shape of the material.