Stent Inspection and Measurement

The Perfect Solution for Stent Inspection and Measurement

Stents are critical precision devices in which no manufacturing imperfections can be accepted. The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is your complete solution to carry out the inspection and measurement of coronary, endovascular, and other types of stents.

stent pattern example

What Are Stents?

Stents are small, expandable tubes used to treat narrowed arteries. They are a crucial part of treating many health conditions and are often made of metal. As a piece of medical equipment that enters the body, stent manufacturing leaves no room for error. Our inspection systems help you ensure quality control in your stent measurement efforts.

How the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator Can Improve Your Stent Inspection and Measurement

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator offers comprehensive metrology for stent manufacturing to help you ensure high quality in every stent that passes through your production line.

With VisionGauge®, you can quickly perform fast and highly accurate inspections on 100% of your parts, directly on the production floor. Our unbiased stent measurement and inspection tools completely eliminate operator subjectivity for dependable results every time.

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators have a broad set of measurement, defect detection, and pattern-matching tools to quickly, easily, and accurately carry out all required verifications. Our solutions range from manual to fully automated, so you can choose the right one for your operation.

With no limitations on stent length or diameter, you can verify parts across the entire stage travel and check even large parts at high magnification with very fine resolution. The system supports both bare-metal uncoated stents and drug-eluting coated stents.

Our stent manufacturing quality control and inspection solutions offer precision and performance with advanced patented and patent-pending technology and powerful features like:

  • An integrated 4th axis rotating mandrel for full 360° inspection at very high resolution
  • Extended optical depth-of-field and long working distances to meet the challenges of stent inspection
  • Automatic measurements and displaying deviations from nominal, so you can quickly identify out-of-tolerance areas
  • Operator review tools you can use for defect evaluation and classification
  • Automatic collection of measurement results, statistics, images, and additional data for complete electronic documentation and reporting

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator can verify stent integrity, measure critical dimensions, and verify patterns. Our systems are fast, easy-to-operate, and highly-accurate - capable of exceeding the most demanding inspection requirements.

Verify Stent Integrity

Verify stent integrity & measure critical dimensions

various lengths of stents are supported

VisionGauge® supports different types, lengths & diameters of stents

stent pattern example
Another supported stent example pattern
another example stent pattern

Able to verify different patterns

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Learn More About Metrology Solutions for Stent Manufacturing

Patients and providers should never wonder if their stents were built properly. You can ensure quality results with every product through dependable stent measurement and inspection tools.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator supports stent manufacturers with a range of advanced features and a system that prioritizes accuracy and flexibility. We'll help you choose and implement the right solution for your operations and can even provide training services to help you use it as effectively as possible.

Reach out to us today to discuss your application with a representative or learn more about how our customers use the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator.


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