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Fast, reproducible measurement of stents and heart frames

ESI’s measurement systems evolve your production environment beyond the capabilities of human inspection to improve quality, consistency, and throughput while reducing your cost per part.   Receive micron level measurement for width, thickness, and length for both cylindrical and non-cylindrical features.

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Sierra Dimensional

For more than 15 years, Sierra Dimensional has been the leader in automated stent metrology. Sierra Dimensional is easy to operate and supports all key measurements required in stent manufacturing. The vast majority of the world's stents are produced by Sierra Dimensional users.

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MARKETS:
  • Stent R&D
  • Stent manufacturing
APPLICATIONS:
  • Coronary stent measurement
  • Endovascular stent measurement
MATERIALS:
  • Stainless steel
  • Nitinol (nickel titanium)

Sierra VDI

Sierra VDI has all of the stent measurement capabilities of the Sierra Dimensional system. In addition, it can detect functional and cosmetic defects over the entire outer diameter of coronary and endovascular stents—not just selected locations.

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MARKET:
  • Stent R&D
  • Stent manufacturing
APPLICATIONS:
  • Coronary stent measurement and defect detection
  • Endovascular stent measurement and defect detection
MATERIALS:
  • Stainless steel
  • Nitinol (nickel titanium)

Sierra 5th-Axis

Sierra 5th-Axis is explicitly designed to measure transcatheter heart valve frames and similar products, and it does it faster and more accurately than any competitor.

Sierra 5th-Axis extends the proven capabilities of Sierra Dimensional to the THV industry by adding the ability to measure non-cylindrical features. Sierra 5th-Axis can measure tapered areas and barbs faster and more accurately than general purpose 5-axis measuring machines.

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MARKETS:
  • Transcatheter heart valve frames manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of advanced stents with tapers and/or barbs
APPLICATIONS:
  • Measurement of tapered areas
  • Measurement of barbs
MATERIALS:
  • Stainless steel
  • Nitinol (nickel titanium)

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As the recognized leader in measurement and defect detection of medical device components, ESI's FDA-validated automated inspection systems provide the industry's highest throughput. Discover how you can incorporate automated inspection in your manufacturing process.