The Blockwise marker band positioners, band loaders, and band precrimpers are tabletop machines that slide bands along a catheter inner member or other substrate to position them. The marker bands are then lightly precrimped into a hexagonal or triangular shape to hold them and ensure accurate band placement  prior to swaging. Some machines also include the ability for marker band loading.

Learn more about marker band positioning and precrimping.

Automated Marker Band Loading, Band Positioning, and Precrimping

Model PX2

The Blockwise PX2 Marker Band Loader and band positioner is the industry’s first machine to fully automate loading of marker bands with consistent and reliable band placement and precrimping, in preparation for subsequent band swaging.

Model PX2

Automatic, Single Product

Band Diameter Range: Standard Deviation Band-to-Band Distance:
.020″ to .120″ (.5 – 3.05  mm) .0025″ (.064mm)

Model PX2 with Trayloader

Automatic, Multiple-Product

Band Diameter Range: Standard Deviation Band-to-Band Distance:
.020″ to .120″ (.5 – 3.05  mm) .0025″ (.064mm)

Model PX2

Automatic, Single Product

Band Diameter Range: Standard Deviation Band-to-Band Distance:
.020″ to .120″ (.5 – 3.05  mm) .0025″ (.064mm)

Model PX2 with Trayloader

Automatic, Multiple-Product

Band Diameter Range: Standard Deviation Band-to-Band Distance:
.020″ to .120″ (.5 – 3.05  mm) .0025″ (.064mm)

Automated Marker Band Positioning and Precrimping

Model PMC

The PMC offers a reliable yet simple mechanical system that achieves high band positioning accuracy. There are no vision systems or optical sensors on these machines.

PMC

Automatic Positioning

Band Diameter Range: Max Tip-to-Band Distance:
0.25 to 4.7 mm 290 mm

PMC

Automatic Positioning

Band Diameter Range: Max Tip-to-Band Distance:
0.25 to 4.7 mm 290 mm

Manual Band Positioning

Model SP

These are simple, manual band positioning tools that move bands to a position, then make a triangular precrimp. They are a fast and accurate option for marker band positioning.

SP

Manual

Band Diameter Range: Max Tip-to-Band Distance:
0.4 to 4 mm 250 mm

SP

Manual

Band Diameter Range: Max Tip-to-Band Distance:
0.4 to 4 mm 250 mm

Relevant Knowledge Base Articles

Knowledge Base

Marker Band Precrimping

Swaging Basics

Marker Band Precrimping

Swaging Basics