Producing stents involves cutting materials with maximum precision -- the kind of precision that only a laser machine can provide. Trotec's Speedcutter Twin is a unique tool that has revolutionized the way these implants are manufactured.
Parallel and automated
The Speedcutter Twin is a single laser system for producing stents that is equipped with two identical air-cooled laser fiber sources capable of cutting two stents simultaneously. The SpeedCutter Twin is a low-maintenance system that offers maximum reliability with minimal maintenance. The space-saving system is also equipped with an innovative automatic loading system that holds the tube being fed in perfectly in focus.
Solid construction for continuous operation
The laser machine features a granite construction to ensure absolute rigidity and support a high level of repeatability. The rugged design allows the system to be operated fully automated and produce stents 24 hours a day, which is a huge economic advantage for the operator that is not offered by any other system. With the included pre-tested and installed intuitive software, you can create and implement new geometry settings and stent designs within a very short period of time -- offering flexibility for you and your customer.
|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.