Precision wall and cone thickness, and critical coating and dimensional measurements
Medical products can pose a challenge to many inspection systems but especially hard to measure are those products composed of soft material or variable in shape and size. One of the major variables in medical balloon quality is the condition of the tubing used in its manufacture. Dimensional measurements, including wall thickness, concentricity, and ovality all contribute to the critical operation of the balloon. Medical manufacturers, including those who make stents, balloons, ad dipped silicone parts, have traditionally used nineteenth century instruments such as pin gauges, micrometers, and razor blades to validate these twenty first century products.
The OptiGauge, developed by Lumetrics, uses leading edge Super Luminescent Technology to provide high precision, non-destructive, repeatable, real-time measurements. The OptiGauge provides dimensional testing of wall thickness across a balloon, including the body, cones, and ends of arterial and other medical balloons and associated products. Whether the product is clear, coated, or encased in wire mesh, the OptiGauge brings confidence in product integrity to the medical product manufacturer and their customers. That's why the OptiGauge has become the preferred method of dimensional measurement among leading manufacturers for R&D, QA, and production inspection applications.
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