Debut of MMBT 16 Carrier Vertical Braider at MD&M West Booth 1249

MMBT by Metro CAD at MD&M west show in Anaheim, CA Feb 6-8 2024.


Please stop by booth #1249 and see the debut of MMBT16CVFWB our 16 carrier vertical braider.

MMBT offers both vertical and horizontal carriers from 16 up to 288.
Common sizes are 16 | 24 | 32 | 48 | 64 | 72 | 96 | 144 | 288.

Schedule a demo. See a braider in person stop by Metro CAD Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm.


The MMBT16CVFWB by Metro CAD is a state of the art Digital Round Vertical Braider with quiet operation and a cost effective platform.

A wide range of projects can be produced by changing the basic thread/wire diameter and number of threads/wires per carrier. Three basic patterns are Diamond, Herringbone and Half Load.

MMBT medical braiders are triaxial braiding capable. MMBT16CVFWB has 16 vertical spring-loaded virgin nylon carriers with carbide eyelets and optional triaxial kit from 1 to 8 triaxials. MMBT's 16 carrier medical braider has 4 horns per gear that can rotate @ 300 RPM and have up to 600 picks/min. Up to 10 segments can be programmed in one recipe, allowing for different PPI for each segment.


Product size for the MMBT16CVFWB is 0 (no core) to 50mm.

The 16 carrier vertical fine wire medical braider by MMBT can braid the following wires and fibers: 

WIRES: Stainless Steel, Copper, Niti, Titanium, Gold, Platinum and Cobolt-Chromium.

FIBERS: Nylon, Polyester, Dyneema, Kevlar, Vectran, Spectra, PET, PEN, PP, PEEK and LCP.

Elegant design, rigid structure, & high output with easy operation. 

Machine operating elements are grouped on a separate intuitive HMI panel for the ease of operation and clear visibility.

DRIVE SYSTEM : Main switch 3 phase, 220V Servo motor, stopstart-jog control station included. AC frequency inverter: speed control & variable increase of speed.

MMBT16CVFWB Features : 

  • Made of heavy-duty aluminum extruded profile
  • MS cast iron horn gear with double ball bearing eliminating lubrication over the shaft. Manual grease pump to lubricate the gears with silicon grease installed.
  • MS cast iron horn plate with medical grade electroplating. Double tier horn plates for better stability with nylon shoe for low noise operation.
  • Carriers with triple Nylon rollers to minimize wire friction. Wire tension control through various sizes of compression springs.
  • Stainless steel track plate with geared servo motor for operating machine at various speed.
  • Silicon rubber coated capstan for slip free braid take-up. Take-up with multiple wraps to avoid any variation in peaks. Driven by Geared Servo Motor Electronically Controlled.
  • Automatic optical sensor interrupter for wire break & bobbin run-out. Auto stop through fiber optic sensor during braiding core break.
  • Full function PLC control recipe profiles to establish multiple recipes for various functions. 7.0” HMI with built in remote diagnostic function for troubleshooting remotely. Multi-Level password control for operator and engineering settings.
  • Machine controls start, stop, jog forward/ (reverse) and take up control.
  • Safety Interlock Doors for accessibility.
  • Includes pay-off and take-up to feed the mandrel and winds up the braided product. Pay-off and take-up reels are both located underneath the braider.
  • Magnetic Break Control for Payoff Unit.
  • An adjustable LED light to illuminate braiding area of the machine.
  • Four stake tower light with multi-color LED to indicate various operational state of machine.

MMBT16CVFWB Specifications : 

Machine Type : Round Braider
Machine Model : MMBT16CVFWB
Number of Heads : 1
Number of Carriers : 16
Pitch Size (mm) : 90
Construction : Vertical
Horn Gear RPM : 300
Machine Speed (Peaks/Min) : 600
Peak Adjustment (Min - Max) : 5-250 PPI
Track Plate Material : Stainless Steel
Carrier Material : Virgin Nylon with Carbide Eyelets
Capstan Size (mm) : Ø300X60
Bobbin Size : Ø40.5 X 26.5mm
Bobbin Material : Virgin Nylon
Bobbin Volume (㎤) : 26
Connected Load (KW) : 1.2
Power Source : 3Ø230VAC/60Hz
Motor Power (KW) : 0.9
Overall Dimensions L X W X H (in) : 35.4 X 35.4 X 88.6

Please contact us for a quote.

For Continental USA, lease to buy options available.

Providence Capital Equipment Financing for MMBT

If you would like to learn more 
or purchase any of these products 
please call us @ (763)-595-7307

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Or visit us in store at:
8808 Monticello Lane North 
Maple Grove MN 55369 
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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