Catheter hole precision at a lower cost! Cath-Punch’s proprietary Flow Thru™ Hollow Drills also reign supreme in our new MI-Series pneumatic machine with manual indexing.
Enjoy the primary benefits of our premier Cath-Punch catheter hole drilling equipment, but in a lower-cost manual tabletop machine.
We custom build each machine to your application’s specifications. Tell us about your project and we’ll develop your process and produce samples for approval. You get to see a finished part before you order the machine!
It’s easy to operate! Simple, thread the mandrel, manually depress the lid and the catheter hole making process begins. Cores are evacuated and isolated as per our proprietary standards. Set it up for one application, but quick drill changes and easy swap tooling allow for operators to swiftly move to another.
Precision Drilling Platform • Captured Cores • Modular Capable Tooling Bar • Quick and Easy Set-up • Low Operating Cost • Small Footprint • Burr-Free Catheter Holes
Clean, controlled holes
Cutting parameters engineered into a precision drilling platform that drives the drill precisely through the wall of the catheter to make a hole that is rounded on the outside and burr free on the inside. Both drills and catheter are held in position with high accuracy to deliver the utmost results.
No loose cores
The cores are immediately evacuated through the drill bit at the moment of creation – therefore isolating them completely as they then travel through the machine and are captured in a filter chamber. This virtually eliminates the chance of loose cores in the catheter or uncut holes, while keeping the work area clear of debris.
Wide range of applications
The machine can accept catheter diameters from 3 French (0.040˝) to 28 French (0.368˝); and form hole diameters as small as 0.018˝. The linear indexer can be stretched to accommodate very wide hole spacing.
Low Operating Cost
No disposable mandrel
The cost of a disposable inner mandrel is eliminated. The sharp cutting edge of the drill can eliminate the need for an inner support. When the sharp edge is inadequate for difficult materials we use a permanently mounted soft tip mandrel to replace the disposable inner mandrel.
Suitable for many lumen configurations
The machine can be tooled for complex lumen configurations. This includes double Dee, concentric tubes, double barrel shotgun, crescent moon, 8 lumen etc. High magnification camera can be added to accurately locate the smallest lumen.
Quick and Easy Set-Up
Whether swapping out the toolbar module to work on a different application or simply replacing the drill & cradle plate for a different size configuration, an experienced technician can do this in a couple of minutes.
Key benefits and features of the MI-Series catheter hole forming machines:
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