Balloon Pleating and Folding
MPT Europe BV offers a wide range in balloon pleating and folding equipment. Depending on your needs we will select the most feasible option for you. Ranging from manual PT-serie balloon pleaters to the fully automated PTF-serie balloon pleating and folding machines.
The PTF-type balloon pleating and folding machines are capable of pleating and folding balloons up to 300 mm. For the longer balloons we offer automated tensioning systems (f.e. PTF-240-T).With those tensioning systems the innerbodies are kept straight and tensioned during pleating and folding and this results in extremely good folding of long balloons.
Heated pleating blades are optional. In that case the temperature of each blade is individually controlled . The pleating modules can be quickly exchanged. Setups of 3, 4 , 5 or 6 fold pleats are possible. The machines are fitted with a unique product clamp system that allows processing of balloon components and finished products without changing the setup. The PTF-type machines have position and force controlled folding heads with Medical Production Technology Europe BV zero-gap technology.
The latest developments include fully foil protected systems were the balloons do not come into contact with the blades directly but are always protected with a very thin foil.
Manual and semi automated balloon pleating and folding machines
You can also buy manual and semi automated machines.
The PT-series manual pleating tools have been developed for quick and reliable use. They make evenly distributed pleats in balloons. The tools are easy to use and give very repeatable pleats in the balloons.
The tools operate in conjunction with the inflation/deflation tool. We provide designs optimized for use with drug coated stents that have optimized cleaning properties. Also additional support rigs can be provided to prevent drug coating being scraped from the balloon surfaces during processing.
Please contact us so we can discuss in detail your requirements.