Conair Group offers a new micro planetary cutter for medical tubing, called the M-TPC.
The cutter features a fully programmable servo-driven cutting head that cuts small-diameter medical tubing that it virtually eliminates the need for secondary, off-line finishing. The knife spins around the circumference of the tubing from 0.08- to 1-inch in outside diameter, cutting without deformation, burning or fracturing.
The M-TPC cutter is the latest in Conair's MedLine family of cleanroom-ready, downstream extrusion equipment for medical applications. Conair introduced it at Plastec East, June 13-15 in New York.
The M-TPC planetary cutter splits the tubing apart cleanly through displacement, without the loss of any material. This method of cutting never blocks continuous airflow through the center of the tube, so tube sizing and ovality are not affected, as they can be when using flying-knife cutters, according to Conair.
The Conair cutter is mounted on a servo-driven traveling table that can handle tubing at line speeds up to 100 feet per minute. The unit can make up to 45 cuts a minute.
Conair is based in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Tel. 724-584-5500, www.conairgroup.com.