Custom Downstream Systems, Inc. produces custom made machinery for the medical extrusion industry. Necessary pieces of medical equipment that play a vital role in saving lives and it all start with a CDS downstream extruder. The medical industry has high standards for the consistency in design of the equipment used by doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals. CDS medical extrusion machinery cuts medical equipment with pinpoint accuracy which allows those who use it to improve the health and lives of patients. Downstream machinery is used to cut materials to a specific shape and size. Materials of all types, including rubber, steel and copper, are uniquely fabricated; CDS downstream systems are custom designed to cut a specific material.
Medical Extrusion Industry
Why CDS is Important to the Medical Industry
CDS medical extrusion equipment helps saves lives. A large amount of medical equipment is fabricated to a specific shape and size; each piece of equipment has a specific purpose and must comply with industry standards. Medical extrusion is the process of cutting medical equipment to the required measurements and design. Precise cuts must be made during the fabrication process to ensure the medical equipment is safe to use on patients; any error may result in injury or death. CDS is a worldwide leader in the extrusion industry and manufactures extrusion machinery that fabricates materials to the exact specifications set by the medical industry.
Fabricated Medical Equipment
Various types of medical equipment are fabricated using CDS medical extrusion equipment. Since each piece of medical equipment must be cut to a unique shape and size, CDS machinery allows users to input custom measurements to which each piece of medical equipment is cut. Medical tubing such as catheters, wound drains, balloon tubes used in cardiovascular and neurovascular procedures, braided steel tubing used in urology and more are all cut to extremely accurate specifications by CDS downstream extrusion equipment.
Sanitation of Machinery
Hospitals, doctor offices and other medical facilities must maintain a sanitary work environment, not only for the health of the patients, but the medical staff as well. As with any piece of heavy machinery, extrusion equipment must be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. CDS machinery used in the medical extrusion industry is built with an easy-to-access design with allows individuals to dismantle and sanitize the equipment with ease. Blades are easily removed and replaced, and the adjustable frame of the machinery provides easy access to every inch of the extruder which makes it extremely easy to sanitize.
CDS is manufacturing 3 necessary components for the medical extrusion industry; a vacuum tank, a conveyor belt and a combination cutter.
- The vacuum tank is used to shape medical tubing during the fabrication process. As the tubing passes through the vacuum, it is heated and expanded to the desired size. The built-in water cooling system quickly cools the tubing as it is fabricated.
- The conveyor belt moves the materials through the combination cutter. The frame of the belt is adjustable and can be moved to fit any application.
- The combination cutter cuts on an X-Y axis and fabricates medical equipment with precision.
Downstream Equipment and Machinery
CDS downstream machinery helps companies save money. With the rising cost of raw materials, every scrap lost is like throwing money into the garbage. During the fabrication process, waste is unavoidable; CDS downstream machinery is designed to save companies money by reducing the amount of waste as much as possible. Precision cuts made by CDS downstream equipment reduces the amount of scrap and ultimately prevents companies from spending more money than they have to on raw materials such as plastic, wood and steel.
No matter the application, CDS custom designs the appropriate downstream system to fit the needs of each client. Each system is uniquely designed to be used for a specific application in a specific industry. The appropriate system design results in better use of floor space and a more time and cost efficient fabrication process. Set-up assistance is offered to ensure each client’s customized downstream system works properly.
Whether it is copper, stainless steel or rubber, extruded and co-extruded piping can be cut with CDS downstream equipment. CDS machinery cuts small, medium and large sized pipes to customized specifications. CDS manufactures pipe pullers, planetary saws, cooling and sizing tanks, and collection tables. Downstream systems are designed to fit the customer’s specific needs; set-up assistance is available.
CDS downstream equipment for the decking industry is designed to cut decking and other wood-plastic composite boards. Boards are cut and used in a variety of applications, including decking and flooring. Consistency in board size is essential when constructing a deck or floor; CDS downstream machinery cuts with precision which results in each board being fabricated with consistency.
Automobiles are mainly built from heavy duty materials such as steel and iron, but rubber is a common material used in many pieces of a vehicle. Stick shift knobs, hoses located in the engine block, seat belt covers, gaskets and seals, even the striping surrounding windows are made of rubber. CDS downstream machinery fabricates rubber to be used in a variety of automotive applications.
Rod and Slab
Rods and slabs are extremely large pieces of material which are often difficult to fabricate. Whether it is plastic or nylon, CDS downstream machinery is designed to accurately cut through thick and dense rod and slab materials. Custom fitted cleats are used to prevent the thick sheets of material from slipping and eliminate any distortion of the material as it is being fabricated.
The quality and consistency of CDS downstream extrusion machinery is unmatched by any other in the medical extrusion industry. Doctors and surgeons only use the best equipment; CDS medical extrusion machinery is used to make that equipment. No matter the application or industry, CDS downstream machinery is a cost-effective system that results in consistent and accurate cuts.