Model CX Machine Base
Automatic Film Sheathing is an optional feature of the CX machine base. Thin PTFE film envelopes the stent, protecting delicate stent materials or coatings from the high pressure of the steel dies. Automatic film feeding effortlessly provides a fresh PTFE film surface for each crimp. Film and accessories are available in a range of widths suitable for various stent diameters. Knowledge base: Autosheath Film Selection
A touchscreen HMI (Human/Machine Interface) allows the user to enter settings in “recipes” that specify a sequence of diameter or compression force “steps”. Depending on the options installed, the recipe may also control balloon pressure or vacuum, die temperature, and balloon leak testing. Calibrations and gauge checks are easy. Manual mode allows direct commands without a recipe. Recipe editing, calibration, and manual operation mode may be password-protected. Knowledge Base: CX Crimper Screens and Recipe Setup
Recipes can be easily entered or changed on the recipe editing screen. Each recipe contains a sequence of steps that are executed in order.
Operation is initiated by pressing the START button or the foot switch. The machine sequences through a series of “steps” defined in the currently-selected recipe. Progression of steps can continue automatically, or wait for the START button. There may be up to 50 steps in each recipe, and up to 300 recipes. There are 7 types of steps. Knowledge Base: Typical Balloon-Expandable Crimping Processes
- Up to 300 recipes
- Up to 50 steps per recipe
- Easy calibration
- Password access to critical settings
- Error reporting and logging
- Manual mode operation
- Export recipes to USB drive for backup or transfer
- Process data graphing and logging data output
- Optional barcode scanner for recipe selection
- Optional leak check steps
Calibration or checking of diameter and force is very quick and easy. Only one pin is needed for diameter. Calibrating the diameter does not necessitate a force recalibration, or vice-versa. Checking or calibration of pressure or temperature requires customer-supplied reference instruments.
The CX requires no maintenance. The radial compression mechanism also requires no maintenance - just keep the mechanism clean. Do not use in a dusty or dirty environment. You may clean the mechanism by blowing with compressed air. You may clean the center opening with 99% isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free swab or cloth.