Medical Devices and Life Sciences

Complete Extrusion Lines For The Medical Device & Life Sciences Industries

The Medical Device & Life Sciences Industries are amongst the most demanding in the World in terms of quality, consistency and product traceability. It therefore imperative that the extrusion machinery used in the manufacturing process must be of the highest quality. Boston Matthews has designed and manufactured extrusion machinery to the medical industry for more than 45 years including specialized turn-key applications as:

Specialised Extrusion Lines include:

  • PS (Styrene) Pipette Tubes
  • Single & Multi Lumen Tubing
  • Burette Tubing
  • Bubble ‘Bump’ Tubing
  • FEP/PFA Canula
  • Fluorocarbons
  • PVC Clear & Frosted Tubing for Catheters etc
  • Blood Bags
  • Multi-Layer Tubing (including Radio Opaque)
  • Polyurethane & Nylon Tubing
  • Peristaltic Tubing

Understanding the Medical Industry

Boston Matthews has over 50 years extrusion and processing experience and fully understand it is essential when manufacturing medical devices that precision, accuracy and consistency is guaranteed at all times.

The latest technology is incorporated throughout every element of the extrusion line including AC, Servo and PLC technology for complete control, consistency and accuracy at every stage of this critical production operation.

Tube Quality Control

Precision accuracy and consistency is essential for medical tube production.

Tube Quality Management Systems have been incorporated to ensure that tube quality is constantly monitored and maintained providing:-

  • Closed Loop Laser Diameter Control
  • PLC Line Control
  • Wall Thickness Monitoring
  • Out of Tolerance Tube Rejection Systems – Loss in Weight; Lump Recognition; Diameter Measurement; etc

Clean Room Compliant

Boston Matthews Medical Extrusion Lines are designed and manufactured for operation within clean-room environments.

Brushless direct-Drive AC Technology operation for the elimination of static and dust whilst the extensive use of stainless steel and non-corrosive components ensures contamination is prevented. All areas of Boston Matthews Medical Extrusion Lines are easily accessible for quick and easy cleaning.

Multi-Layer Extrusion Technology

Boston Matthews has extensive experience of multi-layer extrusion ensuring the layers are produced with correct thickness and ovality.

Jockey Extruders are easy to positon for exact alignment and small flow adapters further enhances tube quality.

Fluorocarbon & High Temperature Extrusion

The extrusion of Fluorocarbons is a specialist area and Boston Matthews has manufactured extruders and extrusion equipment into this field for many years. We are experienced with the specialist materials that need to be associated with machinery manufacture of these polymers and understand their processing requirements.

Product Traceability

The Boston Matthews SMART Extrusion Control System allows production data and quality to be recorded and exported for complete traceability.

The ability to log production operating conditions and export to various platforms such as Ethernet, SCADA, Excel, etc gives you and your customers the information you need when you need it.

Advanced Cutting Technology

A range of precision servo cutters is available to meet with the exact specification of the tube required.

These include precision servo cutters for high speed, close tolerance cutting of medical tubing or moving head planetary cutters for the accuracy on-line cutting of PS Pipettes.

Coiling & Winding Technology

A range of coilers and Winders to ensure a neat, close coil is formed.

These can utilise Coil Formers, Reels or Cardboard Reels.

High Speed Automatic Change-Over Winding is also available.

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