The Clam Shell Reflow machine differs from the Standard Chamber machine because of its ability to be programmed to skip over various parts of a catheter assembly, therefore removing heat from designated parts of the catheter. The Clam Shell design uses a split die design that opens and closes around the needed parts where heat is necessary. This is especially advantageous should a catheter assembly have sensitive sensors or other materials in it where heat should not be applied.
Additional features can be added to the Clam Shell Chamber including:
- Operator safety precautions
- Can be converted to become a Liner Stretcher system,I
- Loading elevators can be added for operators to load assemblies at lower levels.