Want to create cutting-edge medical devices? Look no further than the latest RF induction catheter tipping technology. In today’s fast-paced medical industry, thermoplastic tube heat and cycle time are in high demand.
Induction is often the go-to choice for catheter tipping technology in various situations. Let’s dive into these scenarios and discover how this groundbreaking application works.
Induction catheter tipping is the safest and most effective procedure. Forget about fire or explosions, because with induction there’s no open flame involved. Instead, RF electricity generates the heat in a stainless steel or gold plated mold, without even touching it.
The catheter tip is made of a small plastic tube that gets heated by the RF power, making it conductive. This heats up the inside of the tube while cooling down its surroundings. The constant temperature ensures efficient heat transfer to form hollowed corners on the catheter tip. It’s quick, safe, and reliable – forget metal molds, some even use glass!
Don’t Burn The Catheter Tip
Never use a catheter tipping procedure near an open flame or electrical device. The risk of fire is too high. Only use clean electrical devices near the catheter tip to avoid any potential hazards.
The induction process serves multiple purposes beyond shaping the hollowed corners in the catheter tip. It also improves efficiency, particularly with narrow tips.
Induction is a powerful method used to heat up the catheter tip to a higher temperature than its surroundings. This allows for easier insertion into the body at an optimal temperature. If left in the body for an extended period, internal heating will reach an acceptable level.
It’s worth noting that the induction process takes longer compared to using a simple blowout technique to shape the catheter tip. Therefore, having a backup power source is essential.
To induce the catheter, heat the mold and place it on the tip. Position the coil opposite its current location on the conductive mold. With one hand, hold the catheter tip and use your thumb and index finger to push it onto the coil in a different direction.
Press on the coil to release your hand from the catheter, causing it to move across the wire. Repeat this process for both ends of the catheter, ensuring each coil is placed on opposite sides of their respective wires. By performing induction correctly, you can greatly enhance efficiency when forming a plastic catheter tube.
For even more efficient heating of a plastic tube, consider using a small blowout if necessary. Larger catheters may require a specialized blowout specifically designed for this purpose. Remember these advanced techniques for your next catheter project!