Blockwise Engineering LLC

602-954-7703
425 S. 48th Street
Suite #108
Tempe, AZ 85281
sales@blockwise.com

 
Stent Crimping and Radial Compression Machines
Blockwise has a variety of crimping technologies to fit a wide variety of process needs. Below you will find a brief description of each of the available mechanisms. Follow this link to view a comparison matrix.
 
J-Crimp patented
Hardened stainless steel dies
Very small die-to-die gaps
Heated dies available
Very Low Friction
Diameter range: 0 to 16 mm
Lengths available: 62 to 124mm
Max Radial Force: 1350 N
 
Application examples:
Balloon-expandable stent crimping,
bare metal or drug-eluting metal stents, polymer stents
   
2-Crimp patented
Hardened stainless steel dies
Very small die-to-die gaps
Heated dies available
Very Low Friction
Diameter range: 0 to 16 mm
Lengths available: 180 mm
Max Radial Force: 8000 N
 
Application examples:
High-force balloon-expandable stent crimping,
bare metal or drug-eluting metal stents, polymer stents
   
Zero-G patented
Plastic dies
Zero die-to-die gap
Heating not available
Moderate friction
Diameter range: 0 to 31 mm
Lengths available: 62 to 300 mm
Max Radial Force: 1200 N
 
Application examples:
Self-expanding stent crimping & loading
Balloon expandable stent crimping

Zero-G™ white paper

   
Twin-Cam patented
Hardened stainless steel dies
Very small die-to-die gaps
Heated dies available
Very Low Friction
Diameter range: 0 to 30 mm
Lengths available: 62 to 310 mm
Max Radial Force: 1460 N
 
Application examples:
Balloon-expandable stent crimping,
bare metal or drug-eluting stents
Radial force testing

Twin-Cam™ white paper

   
Large Twin-Cam patented
Hardened stainless steel dies
Very small die-to-die gaps
Heated dies available
Very Low Friction
Diameter range: 0 to 60 mm
Lengths available: 62 to 310 mm
Max Radial Force: 1450 N
 
Application examples:
Balloon-expandable stent crimping,
bare metal or drug-eluting stents
Radial force testing

Twin-Cam™ white paper

   
High-Force Twin-Cam patented
Hardened stainless steel dies
Very small die-to-die gaps
Heated dies available
Very Low Friction
Diameter range: 0 to 60 mm
Lengths available: 124 to 200 mm
Max Radial Force: 20000 N
 
Application examples:
High-force balloon-expandable stent crimping, aortic stent crimping
   
M1 patented

Stocked for quick shipment

Plastic dies

Zero die-to-die gap

Hand or Pneumatic Actuation

Diameter range: 0 to 25 mm

Length available: 38 mm

Max Radial Force: 230 N

Moderate friction

Heating not available

Application examples:

Stent pre-reduction, low-force stent crimping, general clamping and holding
   
M2 patented

Stocked for quick shipment

Plastic dies

Zero die-to-die gap

Hand screw or Pneumatic Actuation

Diameter range: 0 to 41 mm

Length available: 25 or 50 mm

Max Radial Force: 600 N

Moderate friction

Heating not available

Application examples:

Prosthetic heart valve crimping, self-expanding stent loading, balloon-expandable stent crimping, general clamping and holding