Blockwise is an industry leader in balloon wrapping (balloon folding) equipment. These machines pleat a balloon to form a number of “wings”, and wrap the wings around the catheter shaft. The machines comprise 3 parts:
- The pleating station divides the balloon into a number of wings spiraled around the central shaft
- The compression station tightly compresses the winged balloon
- The machine base controls the process.
The pleating and compression dies are temperature-controlled. The differences between the models VE, VC, and VS are not in process quality, but rather in convenience, productivity, and mistake-proofing.
Blockwise balloon wrappers (balloon folders) have heated dies, and the VE and VC machines feature full process control with recipes. Learn more about balloon wrapping basics.