Biomedical Components Testing Using an XY-Stage
Biomedical device companies are constantly making products that need to be tested during both the development and production phases. Recently, a catheter delivery system was introduced to the market that required a push test of the individual components. This proved to be particularly challenging due to the close proximity between the components and their small size.
Our XY Test Stage was used to position the catheter and an upper probe acted as the force applicator. Using the translational functionality of the stage, we were able to precisely move different areas of the catheter system into the test position without having to detach it from the stage.
The XY Test Stage mounts to our single or dual-column testing systems, as well as most non-Instron universal testing systems. Other common applications of the XY Test Stage include the testing of multiple leads located in biomedical sub-assemblies.
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Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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The Instron® XY Test Stage is designed to accommodate the trend of testing end products or components. Within the medical device industry, many components, sub-assemblies, or end products have multiple elements, like leads, that need to be tested independently of one another. Often the elements tested are in close proximity to one another. Using the XY-Stage, the specimen is fixated on the system and testing is performed on the individual elements. The XY-Stage easily and quickly relocates the specimen so that the next element can be tested without having to reinstall the specimen. Additionally, when initial alignment is critical for successful testing, the XY-Stage provides the ability for repeatable and quick results, including applications like insertion and withdrawal testing, or precision bend testing. The general flexibility of the XY-Stage allows it to adapt almost any specimen to your universal testing systems.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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