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Metal tubing

Flexible metal tubing formed by single/multifilar/multilayer coil, designed to balance flexibility, elongation resistance, and torsional rigidity by adjusting numbers of filar/layer.

INNER TUBE

PTFE and other fluoropolymer-type inner tube assembly for reduced friction and enhanced device delivery

TORQUE COIL or ACT ONE

Flexible cable tubes and torque coils for 1:1 torque transmission

OUTER COATING

Several types of outer coatings for increased lubricity, sealing and (electrical) insulation

LASER WELDING

Laser- and solder weld assembly services to combine different mechanical properties in one device

TORQUE HYPOTUBE

“Torque” hypotubes for high pushability and 1:1 torque transmission

Braided shaft

The braided shaft is designed to realize the best balance of flexibility, pushability, and deliverability for complex catheter manufacturing.

PTFE LINER

Thinnest wall (8μm) realize excellent lubricity and chemical resistance for smooth delivery

TIE LAYER

Thin thermoplastic Tie layer (8μm) enhance adhesion to reduce delamination

BRAID-REINFORCED SHAFT

Reinforcement with SS304, 66PA, PEEK and more for kink resistance and pushability

VARIABLE DUROMETER TUBE

Linear transition between delicately soft tip to a hard proximal end to realize excellent trackability

COMPARISON OF PROPERTIES

Lumen

Torque transmission

(Low tortuosity)

Torque transmission

(High tortuosity)

High-speed rotation

Flexibility

Push / Pull

Compression

Elongation

Breaking strength

CABLES

Wire rope

    1
    1
    1
    2
    5
    4
    5
    5

Torque rope

    5
    4
    3
    2
    5
    4
    5
    5

Drive cable

    5
    5
    5
    2
    5
    4
    5
    5

COILS

Round wire

    1
    1
    1
    5
    1
    5
    1
    1

Flat wire

    1
    1
    1
    4
    2
    4
    2
    2

CABLE TUBES

ACT-ONE

    5
    4
    3
    3
    4
    3
    3
    4

Tourque coil

    5
    5
    5
    4
    3
    2
    2
    2

POLYMER TUBES

Single lumen

    1
    1
    1
    3
    1
    1
    1
    1

Stainless-steel braided tubes

    3
    2
    1
    2
    3
    3
    4
    3



Legend
5 - Highest applicability
1 - Lowest applicability