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StarCut Tube SL

High Precision Laser Cutting System with High Throughput Rate


The compact StarCut Tube SL is a high-precision laser system for cutting fine tubes. The newly designed system combines maximum productivity with the smallest footprint on the market.


Features:

  • High-precision tube cutting system
  • Smallest footprint in the market
  • Tube diameter up to 30 mm
  • Struts smaller than a human hair
  • Automatic tube feeder for dry and wet cutting
  • Wet cutting with integrated water circulation system
  • Viewing via stereo microscope and/or camera
  • Massive and absolutely robust mineral cast set-up
  • Only 3 side accessibility necessary (minimizes production floor due to optimization of floor space required)
  • Sorter module adaptable
  • Individual unloading system available
  • Lowest cost per stent for medical technology
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) with Security user access level, diagnostic and data logging for validated processes and user friendly operation
  • IQ / OQ for FDA documentation according to GMP

The up to 4-axes CNC laser cutting systems are the solution for fully-automated cutting of tube and flat material, especially for medical instruments and implants like stents and other high-precision parts. Frequently, the systems allow reducing numerous mechanical machining steps into a single laser processing routine.
With CNC-driven rotary-, x-, y- and z-axes and a solid granite machine set-up, even taper-free or offset cuts are as easy as ultra-precise processing of oval tubes or flat parts. A new tube loading module with a side-loading magazine for tubes of 2 to 20 mm diameter and up to 3 m length allows for fully-automated hands-off production.
The StarCut Tube can be powered with ROFIN's ultrashort pulse laser StarFemto FX or fiber laser StarFiber FC and achieves contour accuracies on the workpiece with better than +/- 5 ┬Ám. Femtosecond lasers allow cold laser cutting of almost all metals and low-melting biodegradable polymer materials for scaffolds.


Options:
Available as integration module with Autoloader StarFeed S and StarFeed L 


Typical applications for Medical Device Technology:
Laser cutting of stents & scaffolds, heart valves, endoscope & surgical instruments, hypotubes & guide wires 


For more typical applications click here for our Medical device Microsite.

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