The MSI SC775S/875S stent crimping equipment maximizes operator efficiency and streamlines product handling through automation, process control, and feedback. This equipment is intended for medium- to high-volume manufacturing of balloon-expandable stents and balloon-expandable stent graft products. The SC775S/875S integrates the proprietary MSI segmental compression mechanism with PLC control and touch screen user interface. Data acquisition collects and stores cycle data for quality purposes.
The SC775S/875S stent crimping equipment features multi-stage profiles with crimp-to-force and crimp-to-diameter movements, which is especially important for minimizing recoil associated with cobalt-chromium stents. Staged interrupts allow for in-process inspection and re-sheathing, and synchronized balloon vacuum and inflation can increase stent retention. Process alarm windows ensure the crimping process remains in control.