Model SGA (standard) and SGB (high-force) Swaging Machines
Rotary swaging machines used to attach radiopaque marker bands to catheters, and other applications in medical device manufacturing
Proven durability and diameter consistency
Powerful and intuitive interface
Optional “tray loader" for high production
Very easy die replacement for product changeover
Extremely consistent swaged diameter results from patented geometry-controlled
(not force-controlled) swaging die mechanism. High-end microcontroller, touch-screen HMI with recipe storage.
Durability proven in high production at many of the world’s leading catheter makers.
Each swaging die provides one durably precise final swaged band diameter.
Dies changeover takes only 2 minutes, with no shimming, adjustment, or calibration required.
Knowledge Base: Swaging Basics
Shortest Process Time Model SGA swages at 100 Hz with no drop in force. Model SGB swages at 75 Hz.
Most Consistent Band Diameter Because the die fully closes on every blow, the diameter depends only on die geometry, not on any “force” or “pressure” settings, resulting in extremely low diameter variability.
Excellent Surface Finish Continuous 360 degree die rotation at 500 rpm for excellent band surface finish.
Compact design 60 cm wide by 30 cm deep.
Ergonomic Product loaded just above level of worktop.
Quick Adjustments Head cover with no hardware, easily changed die.
Automatic Feed Product feed into head at user-defined speed and distance.
Clean Room Ready
A touchscreen HMI (human-machine interface) allows the user to enter settings in “recipes” that specify parameters of the swaging process. Pressure calibration and gauge checks are easy. Calibration and recipe editing modes may be password protected.
Optional Tray Loader
The tray loader automates the process of loading the products into the product feeder by using pre-loaded trays. Trays can be filled with products and loaded into the swager without stopping the swager. The tray loader is an attachment that will connect to either the SGA or SGB. This option greatly increases the productivity of the swager.
Only one calibration is necessary: the roller clamping pressure. Calibration is quick and easy, with a software screen to guide the process. A user-supplied pressure reference instrument is necessary.
The swaging dies, belts, and swaging head are subject to wear. The user manual recommends inspection procedures and replacement intervals. The machine is designed for easy and fool-proof maintenance by the user.
Instant Tube Fitting Accepts ¼-inch OD Plastic Tube
6.9 to 8.3 bar (100 to 120 psi)
Model SGA with Single Product Loader
The standard force model is perfect for platinum, gold, and other soft, ductile metal markerbands. Choose this model unless your product needs higher force to swage.
0.25 to 4mm
Model SGB with Single Product Loader
The high force model is used for bands that require more force than the standard model. Stainless bands and other similar metals usually require model SGB.
0.25 to 4mm
Model SGA with Tray Loader
The standard force model is perfect for platinum, gold, and other soft, ductile metal markerbands. The tray loader greatly increases the productivity of the swager. Choose this model unless your product needs higher force to swage.
0.5 to 2.5mm
Model SGB with Tray Loader
The high force model is used for bands that require more force than the standard model. Stainless bands and other similar metals usually require model SGB. The tray loader greatly increases the productivity of the swager.