Technical Innovations Smart Driller CL

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Scrapping for motor controller. Page to collect info on unit


Automated hole-making machine

A noncontact proximity-sensing system automates the process of isolating a desired lumen in a multilumen catheter for hole drilling or punching. The Smart Driller CL hole-drilling and hole-punching machine employs a sensor attached to an amplification system, which detects an austenitic metal mandrel inserted into the lumen to be punched and remembers its location even if the catheter is twisted. System software uses analogue-to-digital conversion in a special algorithm to pinpoint the location of the lumen. By means of its rotary axis, the drilling machine rotates the target section of the tubing automatically to ensure precise hole placement before drilling, punching, or skiving the catheter. Technical Innovations, Brazoria, TX, USA.


Smarter Drilling A workstation from Tecnoideal S.r.l. is suited for the assembly and testing of complex blood tubing sets.

A company has introduced a noncontact lumen-locating technology to its line of automated hole-making systems. It was developed by Technical Innovations (Brazoria, TX, USA) in direct response to customer requests. “Device makers were having trouble processing multilumen tubing,” says CEO Gary Cordell. “It was often a very tedious process to identify, orient and punch the appropriate lumen, particularly in a multiple-hole pattern.”

The technology combines a noncontact proximity sensor and proprietary circuitry and software. A stainless-steel or nitinol mandrel is inserted into a nontarget lumen in a multilumen tube. The system senses the mandrel and precisely locates the targeted lumen for hole placement, regardless of axial twists created by the extrusion process.

Typical applications include closed-end and multilumen catheters that are difficult or impossible to accurately orient for hole making from the distal or proximal end of the tube.

The technology is available with the company’s automated Smart Driller CL and Smart Puncher CL units.


Control board




Uses SN75155 line drivers (RS-232) for output port. I have not been able to get the port to respond to any simple probes. Have not tried scoping

SmartStep/3 hardware ref guide

  • 9600 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
  • Hardware handshaking lines (RS232) RTS and CTS must be connected.
  • MINT will transmit a carriage return/line feed (<LF><CR>) combination but only expects a carriage return (<CR>) from the host terminal.
  • cTERM, a terminal emulator program is supplied pre-configured for use with the controller.
  • RS232 port is configured as a DTE

Stepper driver

3 of these: 2 side mounted and one bottom mounted

INT-481 IMS OP0019 REV E