Automatic winding and packaging
machine for surgical sutures

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WIND Winding/packaging machine

Sysmelec®’s surgical suture machine portfolio has been enlarged with the development of a standard winding/packaging machine. This machine winds the sutures into customer specific cardboard packaging.

  • The cardboard packaging developed by Sysmelec® is optimized for the automated winding and folding process.
  • The WIND winding machine is very flexible and capable of winding various types and diameters of threads as well as needles of different shapes and sizes while at the same time maintaining a high degree of automation.
  • The application of a controlled force and the possibility of adjusting the winding velocity guarantee a safe and problem free winding of the threads.
  • An efficient and cost effective production is guaranteed, being able to run multi-shifts up to 24/7.
  • Automatic loading of the empty packaging
  • Automatic fixation of needles with several dimensions and shapes
  • Multifilament and monofilament threads winding (circle and eight shape)
  • Adjustable winding force
  • Cardboard packaging folding
  • Unloading of the finished product  into bulk or in customized magazines
  • Integration of a quality system with the use of a programmable vision system
  • Automatic connection/interface with the suture machine
  • Winding machines with a lower degree of automation are available upon request
  • Automated winding machines for plastic packaging are available upon request

Technical specifications

Typical throughput 500 products/hour
Instant cycle time 6.5 – 8.0 seconds
Product changeover time less than 10 minutes
Sutures One armed-suture with drilled end needles
Needles D- & H-types (3/8 & 1/2) / 10 mm to 48 mm (arc length)*
Threads Monofilament & multifilament / PA, PP, PGA, PVDF, PE*
Thread diameter USP 6/0 to USP 2 (EP 0.7 to EP 5)*
Thread length 320 mm to 1’200 mm*
Machine dimensions 1’400 x 1’450 x 2’450 mm (LxWxH)
Machine weight ~800 kg
Power requirements 3x 400 VAC / 50/60 Hz / Pre-fuse 16A
Control voltage 24 VDC
Air pressure requirements 6 bar / Class 5 / ISO 8573.1
Noise level < 75 dBA
Electronic control Industrial PC
Programming Dialogue menu HMI using screen and keyboard or hand console
Mode Teaching programming
Conformity CE Conformity
*Other needle shapes, needle lengths, thread materials, thread diameters, thread lengths and coatings might be used as well upon request.

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CH – 3238 Gals

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