OakRiver Automation Products

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Durability & Lubricity Test System

The DL1000 provides accurate, reliable measurement of the durability and lubricity of hydrophilic coatings on catheters and guidewires. Engineered with robust components and controls, the bench-top DL1000 maximizes productivity and provides flexible, easy to use features for lab and production applications.

Accurate, Reliable Results

The DL1000 minimizes test system and test operation variability to provide data that accurately reflects the performance of your device.

  • Innovative horizontal force system: measures the surface qualities of the coating, rather than changes in device geometry.
  • Convenient interface: PC-based controls and touch-screen interface with optional keyboard and mouse for technician and engineer functions.
  • Teach function: for recipe-specified stage positions.
  • Ruled reference: for manual gripper height adjustmentInterlocks and keyed doors for operator safety.
  • Three access levels to accommodate both production and R & D settings.

Saves Time

The DL1000 was engineered to maximize manufacturing floor productivity and lab efficiency.

  • Advanced Software Controls: rapid set-up and simple data export for offline data analysis.
  • Fast Calibration: easy and effective tool-less pull force load cell and gripper load cell calibration in less than 10 minutes.
  • Stable and Predictable Calibration: system maintains calibration, reducing downtime.
  • Low Maintenance: robust, production-worthy design and components ensure high system uptime and minimal maintenance.

Flexible Operation

The DL1000 provides the flexibility you need to address a broad range of testing requirements.

  • Intuitive Software: provides maximum flexibility for R&D settings, as well as consistent, routine testing in production applications.
  • Customizable and Interchangeable: gripper pad cassettes allow testing ODs up to 13mm.
  • Removable Base Plate: allows for custom applications, including long parts, heated baths and torturous path fixturing.
  • Corrosive Solution Compatible: stainless steel construction supports use with saline and other corrosive solutions.

Please contact us to discuss your coating requirements.