MMBT16CVFWB 16 Carrier Vertical Quiet Braider

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MMBT16CVFWB 16 Carrier Vertical Fine Wire Medical Catheter Braider

MMBT16CVFWB 16 Carrier Vertical Fine Wire Medical Catheter Braider


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

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. Triaxial tubes with ceramic eyelets comes standard.

The number of triaxials is equal to half the number of carriers. MMBT16CVFWB has 16 vertical spring-loaded virgin nylon carriers with carbide eyelets and optional triaxial kit from 1 to 8 triaxials.

Triaxial kits available for purchase.

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 a variety of wires and fibers, some examples are:

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 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 shoes for low noise operation.
  • Carriers with triple Nylon rollers to minimize wire friction. Wire tension control through various sizes of tension springs.
  • Stainless steel track plate with geared servo motor for operating machine at various speeds.
  • 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.
  • Full function PLC control recipe profiles to establish multiple recipes for various functions. 7.0” HMI with built in diagnostic function for troubleshooting remotely.
  • Multi-Level password control for operator and engineering settings.
  • Machine controls for start, stop, jog forward/ (reverse) and take up control.
  • Safety Interlock Doors for accessibility.
  • Includes pay-off and take-up to feed the core and winds up the braided product. Pay-off and take-up reels are both located underneath the braider.
  • An adjustable LED light to illuminate braiding area of the machine.
  • Two color tower light with multi-color LED to indicate various operational states 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

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MMBT Fine Wire Horizontal Medical Braiders

MMBT offers Horizontal or Vertical Medial Braiders from 16 - 288 Carriers.

Please check out our collection of horizontal braiders if you want to braid on a mandrel AND reel to reel.