Catheter Friction Tester

Rtec Instruments all-in-one Catheter Friction Tester provides unmatched capacitive force sensing technology. Integrated with surface inspection, quantify catheter lubricity, insertion, push, navigation forces, and more.

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    Patented Integrated In-line 3D Profilometer

    Catheter friction tester comes with in-line integrated 3D profilometer . It automatically creates nm level 3D surface change plots during the test.  This allows to correlates the lubricity and friction data with surface topography easily. The technology is specifically optimized for catheter related tests. The lambda head model combines 4 optical techniques on one head – interferometer, spinning disk confocal, dark field and bright field imaging. It can measure catheter surface –  transparent, rough, smooth, and steep slopes surface with ease.  The high resolution XY stage on the tribometer allows for automatic stitching of volume wear and roughness calculations.

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    Unmatched Load Cell Technology

    Capacitive Sensors 0.001 COF accuracy

    The catheter lubricity tester comes with a wide range of load cells providing unparalleled stability and resolution. Easy interchangeable force sensors to cover wide range of test conditions.  Dependent on configuration forces are measured in 1, 2 or 6 axes.

    Capacitive sensors for friction measurement on tribometer
    Capacitive Load Cells

    Highest resolution load cells with high rigid design

    Piezo Actuators

    Highest resolution precise motions 

    Traceable Forces

    Calibrated with traceable standards

    1D, 2D and 6D sensors

    Sensors to measure forces in all directions during the motion 

    The Catheter Testing Solution

    Due to its multiple configurations, the MFT-5000 tribometer is used extensively across a wide range of industries:

    • Bio Materials
    • Catheter
    • Tablets
    • Dental
    • Optical Lenses
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Polymer
    • Devices
    • Stents

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