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Model TTR2 Radial Force Testing Machine

TTR2 includes a laptop PC with “Blockwise Radial Force” application software preinstalled. The software is intuitive and powerful; new users can get meaningful results within a few minutes. Context-sensitive help concisely describes all controls and displays.

The software helps the user calculate “radial strength” of balloon-expandable stents, and “chronic outward force (max and min)” of self-expanding stents, as described in the testing standard ASTM 3067.

Several types of test sequence are available, including manual settings of diameter or radial force, ramp, cycle, or arbitrary user-defined diameter sequences. Test data can be written to .csv files for analysis by a spreadsheet program.

Radial force can be displayed, graphed, and saved in various forms and units, including radial force per length, hoop force, hoop force per length, and pressure.

For test very low-force devices, a “Friction Compensation” feature can be used to remove most of the compression station’s internal friction from the results.

Calibration is very quick and easy, for both diameter and force. Calibration standards (pin gage for diameter and weight for force) are supplied with the machine, or you can use your own. Only one pin is needed for complete diameter calibration. The machine can be calibrated without removing the compression station. Calibrating the diameter does not necessitate a force recalibration, or vice-versa.

The TTR2 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.

Required Installation Connections – Model TTR2
Description Physical Specs Functional Specs
Electric Power Powers the force signal conditioner, actuation motor, heaters, etc. C13 Coupler (IEC 60320) 100-240 VAC 8A 50-60Hz

Model TTR2 with J-Crimp™ Station

With a decade of service in radial force testing the J-Crimp™ is a proven choice. We recommend you select this model unless you need a bigger size, higher force, or special features. High precision, very low friction, no die-to-die wear, high durability.

Diameter: 0-16mm
Length: 62, 124 mm
Max Radial Force: 660 N
Radial Force Typical Friction Level: +/- 0.4 N
Diameter Resolution: 0.00074 mm
Radial Force Resolution: 0.006 N

Model TTR2 with Twin-Cam™ Station

For measurement of very long or large-diameter products, the Twin-Cam™ compression station provides the lowest friction in its size range. Small gaps, no die-to-die wear, high durability

Diameter: 0-30 mm
Length: 124, 310 mm
Max Radial Force: 980 N
Radial Force Typical Friction Level: +/- 0.8 N
Diameter Resolution: 0.00091 mm
Radial Force Resolution: 0.005 N

Model TTR2 with Large Twin-Cam™ Station

For very large diameter measurements, the Large Twin-Cam compression station provides very low friction and wear, and the best process control available for the size range. Small gaps, no die-to-die wear, high durability

Diameter: 0-60 mm
Length: 124, 248 mm
Max Radial Force: 930 N
Radial Force Typical Friction Level: +/- 1.5 N
Diameter Resolution: 0.00095 mm
Radial Force Resolution: 0.005 N