Full manual control over balloon wrapping process

Temperature-controlled stainless steel dies

Minimal maintenance with consistent results

Model VS Manual Balloon Wrapper

Custom Die Design is used for all pleating dies in the VS balloon wrapper. The customer is provided with a table to fill in the details of a balloon range, such as distal seal diameter, double wall thickness, inflated diameter, and desired number of wings. One or more stainless steel die sets are then designed to accommodate the largest end of the range. All dies are hardened and electropolished.

Knowledge base: Pleating Dies Custom Design

A product carrier on a manually-powered linear slide holds the catheter and allows the operator to quickly align the balloon catheter to control which parts of the product are pleated and compressed.

The operator console for the VS balloon wrapping machine is intended to be direct and easy to use. You will find controls for all aspects of the process, including balloon pressure, vacuum on/off, station temperature, and compression station pressure.

  • Most accurate pleating geometry
  • Up to 100 psi balloon pressure, 100 C temperature
  • Capable of large diameters, long lengths

Custom Die Design is used for all pleating dies in the VS balloon wrapper. The customer is provided with a table to fill in the details of a balloon range, such as distal seal diameter, double wall thickness, inflated diameter, and desired number of wings. One or more stainless steel die sets are then designed to accommodate the largest end of the range. All dies are hardened and electropolished.

Knowledge base: Pleating Dies Custom Design

A product carrier on a manually-powered linear slide holds the catheter and allows the operator to quickly align the balloon catheter to control which parts of the product are pleated and compressed.

The operator console for the VS balloon wrapping machine is intended to be direct and easy to use. You will find controls for all aspects of the process, including balloon pressure, vacuum on/off, station temperature, and compression station pressure.

  • Most accurate pleating geometry
  • Up to 100 psi balloon pressure, 100 C temperature
  • Capable of large diameters, long lengths
The model VS balloon wrapper is a simplified version of the VC balloon wrapper. Processes that are optimized on the VS machine can be directly transferred into recipe-driven settings on the VC machine, if desired, to obtain the same results. All pleating and compression stations are interchangeable between VC and VS machines.

Calibration and checking is very quick and easy. To check the pleating station open diameter indicator, you can use a couple of gauge pins within the range for which the dies have been customer designed. Use the Blockwise-recommended thermometer to check the temperature(s) in the die opening(s).

The VS machine requires no maintenance. The pleating and compression mechanisms also require no maintenance – just keep them clean. Do not use in a dusty or dirty environment, and blow with compressed air. Clean the center opening with 99% isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free swab or cloth.

Required Installation Connections – Model VS
Description Physical Specs Functional Specs
Electric Power Powers the control system, heaters, etc. C13 Coupler (IEC 60320) 100-240 VAC 8A 50-60Hz
Compressed Air Powers the Simpluer connector, etc.
(see Knowledge Base: Compressed Air &
High Pressure Gas Connections
)
Instant Tube Fitting Accepts ¼-inch OD Plastic Tube 6.9 to 8.3 bar (100 to 120 psi)

Model VS (G) for Alpha-Pleat™ Stations

The most accurate pleating geometry in the world; We recommend that you select this model unless you need to process balloons with diameters larger than 14 mm or lengths longer than 124 mm. Designed especially for PTCA-sized balloon wrapping, the patented Alpha-Pleat™ station has EDM-cut stainless steel dies that are self guided by extremely precise bearing balls, resulting in unparalleled consistency and geometric accuracy with virtually zero wear. The J-Crimp™ compression station relies on non-contacting dies with very small die-to-die gaps.

Diameter Length # Wings Die Material
1-14 mm 62 or 124 mm 2,3,4,5,6 Hardened Stainless Steel

Model VS (T) for Twin-Cam™ Station

Versatile system that covers almost every possible need within balloon wrapping. The patented Twin-Cam™ mechanism ensures reliable and consistent pleating and compression, while enforcing very good accuracy and temperature control. Very small die-to-die gaps with no die-to-die wear make this an excellent choice for balloons larger than 14 mm in diameter, or longer than 124 mm. The VST machine base can also accommodate Alpha-Pleat™ and J-Crimp™ stations for pleating and compression, respectively.

Diameter Length # Wings Die Material
1-30 mm 62-310 mm 2,3,4,5,6,8 Hardened Stainless Steel