A stent crimping machine compresses balloon-expandable stents, thereby attaching the stent to the balloon catheter. Stent crimpers are generally comprised of two parts: the “compression station” – a mechanism that provides a variable-diameter, cylinder-shaped opening – and the “machine base” that controls the process. These machines also serve as general-purpose radial compression machines for various other applications. They can have a film sheathing option that protects fragile product surfaces during crimping.

Recipe-Controlled Electric Actuation Stent Crimpers

Model CX

The world’s best stent crimper. Superior precision and repeatability of diameter or force control make it the the best machine for production. Total flexibility in recipe setup and manual control make it the best stent crimper for R&D. Very easy to learn, use, and calibrate.

CX with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with J-Crimp™

Medium

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

CX / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

CX / High Force TwinCam™

Extreme Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 200, 230 mm 8000 – 20000 N

CX with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with J-Crimp™

Medium

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

CX / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

CX / High Force TwinCam™

Extreme Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 200, 230 mm 8000 – 20000 N

CX with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with J-Crimp™

Medium

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

CX / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

CX / High Force TwinCam™

Extreme Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 200, 230 mm 8000 – 20000 N

Recipe-Controlled Electric Actuation Stent Crimpers with Automatic Film Sheathing

Model CX with Autosheath

Automatic PTFE film sheathing protects fragile surfaces, such as drug coatings, from damage that can result from high-pressure from the steel stent crimper dies.

CX with Autosheath and Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with Autosheath and 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

CX with Autosheath and Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with Autosheath and 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

CX with Autosheath and Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and RedCrimp™

Long or High-Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

CX with Autosheath and J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 1350 N

CX with Autosheath and 2-Crimp™

Medium & Long, High Force

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 180 mm 8000 N

Simple, Manually Controlled Pneumatic Actuation Stent Crimpers

Model RJ

These stent crimpers are the same compression stations as the CX stent crimping machine, but do not provide computerized control or timing. The force is adjusted by setting the regulated air pressure, and diameter is adjusted by a stop-screw. A toggle valve opens and closes the compression station.

RJ with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

RJ with RedCrimp™

Long Length

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

RJ with J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 955 N

RJ with ZeroG™

Plastic Dies

Diameter Length Max RF
0-31 mm 62, 125, 225 mm 760 N

RJ / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

RJ with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

RJ with RedCrimp™

Long Length

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

RJ with J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 955 N

RJ with ZeroG™

Plastic Dies

Diameter Length Max RF
0-31 mm 62, 125, 225 mm 760 N

RJ / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

RJ with Alpha-Crimp™

Small (Including PTCA)

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 75 mm 2670 N

RJ with RedCrimp™

Long Length

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 310 mm 2670 N

RJ with J-Crimp™

Medium Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-16 mm 62 or 124 mm 955 N

RJ with ZeroG™

Plastic Dies

Diameter Length Max RF
0-31 mm 62, 125, 225 mm 760 N

RJ / Large TwinCam™

Very Large Diameter

Diameter Length Max RF
0-60 mm 124, 186, 248, 310 mm 1450 N

Fast Precrimping Machine

Model RPF

A simple, air-actuated machine for quickly sizing balloon-expandable stents.

Model RPF

Balloon-Expandable Production

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 60 mm 208 N

Model RPF

Balloon-Expandable Production

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 60 mm 208 N

Model RPF

Balloon-Expandable Production

Diameter Length Max RF
0-8 mm 60 mm 208 N

Relevant Knowledge Base Articles

Knowledge Base

Crimping Diameter and Force Control

Example Balloon-Expandable Stent Crimping Processes

CX Crimper Screens and Recipe Setup

Blockwise Crimping Mechanisms Comparison Guide

Autosheath Film Selection

Compressed Air and High Pressure Gas Supply Connections

Crimping Diameter and Force Control

Example Balloon-Expandable Stent Crimping Processes

CX Crimper Screens and Recipe Setup

Blockwise Crimping Mechanisms Comparison Guide

Autosheath Film Selection

Compressed Air and High Pressure Gas Supply Connections