Stent production is an application that requires an obscene amount of precision and accuracy. And, it just so happens that the only device that can produce something so fine and precise is a laser machine. When developing the SpeedCutter Twin, Trotec created a unique tool that has all but revolutionised the manufacturing process of this medical implant.
Parallel & Automated
As a single laser system dedicated to the production of stents, the SpeedCutter Twin is equipped with two identical air-cooled fiber laser sources with the capability of cutting two stents simultaneously. Furthermore, lasers distinguish themselves through their reliability, consistency and minimal maintenance requirements. This space-saving system is also equipped with an innovative, automatic loading system that holds the tube while it's being fed perfectly still and in place.
Solid Construction for Continuous Operation
The rugged, durable, granite construction of the machine ensures absolute rigidity and great repeatability. The system can therefore be operated completely automatically and produce stents 24 hours a day - an obviously huge economic advantage for the operator. No other system can offer this. Along with the included and already pre-tested software, new geometry settings and stent designs can be created and implemented in no time at all. We are all about flexibility here at Trotec, and we believe in offering maximum flexibility to manufacturers and customers alike.
Our team will be happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have with you. Contact us today.
|System||Welded steel frame|
|Fiber laser source||1065 ± 5 nm; nominal power: 100 – 400 W; cooling system: air cooled |
(400 W water cooled);
|Femtosecond laser||Nominal power 4 – 25 W; pulse width: 400 – 1.000 fs; frequency: 100 – 1.000 kHz |
Cooling system: water/air cooled
|Cutting optics||Lengths of focus: ca. 80 mm; gas pressure: max. 25 bar|
|Motion system rotary||Two rotary axes (direct driven) with pneumatic clamping for tubes with |
a diameter of 0,5 – 10 mm
|Motion system linear||Linear axis with linear motor; travel 250 mm; resolution 5 nm; |
Contour accuracy: better 5 μm
|Control||Aerotech NC-A3200, PLC|
|Gas supply||Supply of two different process gases up to 25 bar; prepared for oxygen|
Highest precision by stability and intelligent tube guiding system
Every component needed for a perfect cut is directly mounted on the massive granite base construction, whose stiffness ensures positioning accuracy and repeatability. The patented tube guiding system keeps the stent tube constantly in focus – with minimized friction. That guarantees highest product quality and less rejects within your given tolerances.
Different laser sources
Choose between a high performance fiber or femtosecond laser source to process your materials the best suiting way. The SpeedCutter is also the only laser system in its class that can be equipped with two sources and work parallel with two lasers. You want to enjoy maximum flexibility? Simply combine both sources and work with a Hybrid Twin System.
Safe sample removal during production
Thanks to the construction, laser safety class 1 sample removal is possible while cutting and without interrupting the process.
Upgrade to Twin
If you start with a SpeedCutter Twin System with only one laser source and need larger production capabilities, an upgrade to a full Twin System is possible. The software is already prepared for this step. The Twin Option offers highest throughput per given footprint – and that means also for your investments.
Autofeeder and Sorter
The Autofeeder enables you to run the system up to 48 hours without operator and in combination with the Sorter different stent designs can be cut automatically, before being sorted according to their type or batch.