Catheter Tip Forming Systems

Excellence in Design and Performance

New Style RF Tip Forming Machine


Catheter Tip Forming System for precision applications.

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RF Tip Forming Machine

TF-803-2 2-UP

Great for tipping ET tubes 2-up platform. Uses water cooled induction coil for large dies.

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RF Tip Forming Machine

TF-803-4 4-UP

Perfect Catheter Tip forming system for tipping urinary catheters using 4 dies at a time.

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Faster Setup and Repeatable Process

ONEX RF Catheter Tipping vs. Other Tip Formers

Catheter Tip Forming takes a quantum leap forward with ONEX RF's computerized process control.

Greater Process Control: The ONEX RF's catheter tipping systems overcome common problems and mistakes, no more tidious adjustements required during each changeover. Just load process parameters and ready to start production.

Simple HMI Operation: A 8" PC based touch screen HMI to control the system operations and set system parameters. 

Fast Changeover:  We take pride by offering a unique design that does not require renches to perform basic setup or changeover. It takes only less then 3 minutes without the use of wrenches to setup a new die and be ready to produce perfectly formed catheters. 

Cut down Validation Time: We have developed unique process control software that allow you to validate a new product 10 times faster.

All important adjustments are recorded electronically to eliminate guesswork during setup. 

Online Support: ONEX RF's PC based controls allow for fast access to online support and process setup.



TF-801 TF-802 TF-804
System Type Basic Version
Single Cavity 

2-up Tip Forming System 
4-up Tip Forming System 
Catheter Sizes 4-34Fr 4-15 or 15-30Fr 4-15Fr
Induction Coil Multy Turn Coil with concentrator 4 turn coil with 2 cavity concentrator 4 turn coil with 4 cavity concentrator discs
Number of Dies 1 2 4
Die holder mechanism Single Cavity Cassette 2 Cavity Cassette 4 Cavity Cassette
Catheter Clamps CLP-1-X-- CLP-2-XFr CLP-4-XFr
Transfer Mechanism Manual or Custom Air slide shuttle Air slide shuttle
Programable Insertion Force 10-40lb 10-40lb
Dimensions W24" x L30" x 20" W24" x L30" x H20" W24" x L30" x H20"
21.2 x 30.5 x 13.3 cm 11.4 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm 11.4 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm
Weight 50lbs (10-25kg) 100lbs (50kg) 100lbs (50kg)
Shipping Weight 75lbs (35kg) 130lbs (65kg) 130lbs (65kg)
Air Supply 80PSI 80psi 80psi
Coil Cooling Chilled water Chilled water Chilled water


TF-801 TF-802 TF-804
Certifications UL or CE compliant WEEE compliant WEEE compliant
Power 115VAC 60 Hz 230VAC, 15A, 60 Hz 230VAC, 15A, 60 Hz
1Ph 230 VAC, 15A 60 Hz 1Ph 230 VAC, 15A 60 Hz 1Ph 230 VAC, 15A 60 Hz
RF Generator Power 1-4 KW 2KW 2KW
Generator Frequency 50-450 KHz 50-450 KHz 50-450 KHz

Operating System

TF-801 TF-802 TF-804
Control system PC Based 1.6GHz Celeron Processor PC Based 1.6GHz Celeron Processor PC Based 1.6GHz Celeron Processor
User Interface 6.5" Color Touch Screen 6.5" Color Touch Screen 6.5" Color Touch Screen
Operating Methode Foot Pedal and/or Opto-Touch Butons Foot Pedal and/or Opto-Touch Butons Foot Pedal and/or Opto-Touch Butons
Process Parameter Storage 256 Recipes 256 Recipes  256 Recipes
Internal Circuit Protection Yes Yes Yes
Power Surge Protection /After power loss Yes Yes Yes
E-stop and Safety Interlock circuit Meets OSHA and CE requirements Meets OSHA and CE requirements Meets OSHA and CE requirements


TF-801 TF-802 TF-804
Environment Cleanroom Cleanroom Cleanroom
Temperature 68-95°F (20-35°C) 68-95°F (20-35°C) 68-95°F (20-35°C)
Humidity 70% max relative humidity, Non-condensing 70% max relative humidity, Non-condensing 70% max relative humidity, Non-condensing
Over-voltage Category II II II
Pollution Degree 2 2 2
Altitude Up to 2500 m Up to 2500m Up to 2500m


RF Tip Forming Systems and Catheter Tipping Machines designed by ONEX RF, are very versatile and come with quick changeover tooling to allow setup time in less than 5 minutes. We have also designed certain features that allow heat zone adjustment on the die without the need playing with the coil thus increasing the consistency and repeatability of system performance after each setup.

RF Tip Forming Systems and Catheter Tipping Machines

Some of the unique features our systems offer:

Heat Zone Adjustment

  • The Coil is adjusted by a fine screw
  • Coil position is recorded in the system and can be validated

Quick & Easy Die Cassette Changeover 

  • Easy interchange of coils to match die sizes
  • Toolless die changeover in less than 30 seconds
  • Capable of running most catheter sizes and wide variety of types on the same system

Easy Change Tube Clamps

Validation ready PC based interface

  • Password protected recipes
  • RF Tunner for quick changeover of Die and Coil combinations


  • Product evaluation, die design and fabrication
  • Automated Tip Forming system design
  • RF hole punch system design and fabrication
  • Complete Process Setup and Validation Assistance


Tipping Process Consistency

Precise mechanical adjust ability of dies within the coil's magnetic field helps define the most efficient heat zone and reduce heat transfer time, producing the most efficient heat cycle time.  The dial indicator sends a signal to the PLC to record the final die position for validation and process repeat ability for the future changeovers.

Up to 90% Reduced Setup Time

Now you can manufacture different size catheters on the same RF Tip Forming machine without major design changes. New die setup is performed without the use of any wrenches or hand tools in just a few minutes. Guaranteed setup in less than 5 minutes versus several hours of pursuit of original operating conditions. The fast setup time is achieved with the Patent Pending Die Cassette and Tube-Clamp sets, and process parameters are saved and can be easily set and recorded in the PLC during validation for future access and retrieval.

Tip Forming Process Control Software

The software has simplified the set up and changeover, allowing the selection of a catheter model number in a drop down menu to load validated process parameters in seconds. No guesswork or errors due to manual setup using a process work sheet. The interface allows the customer to put the minimum and maximum validated limits and password protect them from future unauthorized personnel, securing process parameters.

Catheter Tipping Results

Make significantly more parts per hour, decrease down time, enjoy a relatively maintenance free system.