Press Release Summary:
Fully programmable with recipe storage, Automated Cut and Deburr (ACD-5M) cuts and deburrs Nitinol and stainless steel wire from 0.2-1 mm dia and 35.5 cm to 5 m long. It turns spooled or rough cut wire into stacks of cut-to-length and deburred guidewire blanks ready for centerless grinding. Utilizing CBN grinding media, machine features color touchscreen, cleanable filters that capture fine grinding particulate, and hinged, interlocked, clear guarding.
Original Press Release:
ASG Medical Systems Unveils New Automated Machine to Cut and Deburr Nitinol and Stainless Steel Guidewire
US medical device automation company announces the Automated Cut and Deburr (ACD-5M).
West Palm Beach, FL - ASG Medical Systems, dedicated to catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation, is proud to introduce the new Automated Cut and Deburr (ACD-5M), able to precisely cut and deburr Nitinol and stainless steel wire. This fully automated machine turns spooled or rough cut wire into stacks of perfectly cut-to-length and deburred guidewire blanks, ready for centerless grinding. The result is the ultimate finished quality after centerless grinding.
The machine handles wires up to 5 meters in length and is fully programmable with recipe storage. Grinding media is CBN for long life. The process is clean and dry, capturing fine grinding particulate in easily cleaned filters. Changeover is simple and fast. The machine has hinged, interlocked, clear guarding for safety and easy maintenance. The machine's color touchscreen, stainless steel bins and white powdercoat finish provide a clean, modern look to the medical device manufacturing area.
ASG Director of Technology Dan Woodward said about the new system, "Deburring and precision cutting provides clean, smooth ends on both ends of these nitinol wires, plus extremely precise length control. This adds up to precise tip tracking and smoother processing in the grinding process, for improved grind quality and precision. And the system is fast and fully automatic. It's a great new technology for the guidewire grinding industry."
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About ASG Medical Systems
ASG Medical Systems is a leading solution provider for catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation. We design, build and sell automated manufacturing machinery from our factory in West Palm Beach, Florida directly to customers in the Americas, and through manufacturing representatives to markets in Ireland, Europe, Japan and China. Our equipment is recognized for its ability to handle difficult processes with speed, precision, flexibility, and ease of use.
ASG Medical Systems was begun in 1991 by two mechanical engineers as Automation Services Group. The company became part of Tyco Electronics in 1999. In 2002, the two original founders and the operations manager purchased the medical automation business from Tyco. ASG Medical has experienced steadily accelerating growth since inception. Today the company is owned by founder Dan Woodward and partner Paul Ogden. Dan acts as Director of Technology, and Paul acts as Director of Sales. The company employs more than 40 people, including 10 engineers and designers.