Metzner KL-BV - if you handle very pressure sensitive materials like medical tubes

The Metzner KL-BV cuts powerfully but with minimal impact on the material, making it an ideal medical tube cutting machine. It is also perfect for industries with similarly high demands.

The most important features of the KL-BV are the extremely thin blade, set at a selectable angle, and the precise pressure setting for particularly direct yet gentle cuts. Also available in stainless steel.

We developed the Metzner KL-BV medical tube cutting machine to cut fine and thin as well as elastic and pressure-sensitive medical tubes, both with high speed and precision. In doing so, we have focused primarily on the needs of medical tube manufacturers and other industries with semilar demands.

Medical tubes processed with the Metzner KL-BV industrial cutting machine.

Performance DataKL-BV
Material dimension: diameter max.18 mm | 0.7′
Size increments0.1 mm | 0.004′
Feeding speed60 m/min. | 196 ft./min.
Cutting rate/min.330
Typically repeatable exactness
(depending on material; minimum tolerance +/- 0.5 mm | 0.02″)
+/-(1 mm + 0.2% L)
Technical data 
Electrical connection230 V; 50/60 Hz; 10 A
Compressed air connection (electrical instead of compressed air as an option)6 bar | 87 PSI
Dimensions (L x W x H)400 mm x 370 mm x 650 mm | 1′ 3″ x 1′ 2.5″ x 2′ 2″
Weight65 kg | 143 lbs
Control display5.7″ color touchscreen

The Metzner KL-BV cuts soft and highly elastic tubes precisely, making it an ideal medical tube cutting machine. It is just as interesting for industries with similarly high demands. 

The operator can set the feed pressure with absolute precision so that the feeding does not cause any crushing or slippage. Because the blade is also extremely slim (from 0.1 mm), the tube is not crushed during cutting. In addition, the blade is not straight, but at an angle, so that the deformation pressure is reduced to a maximum when it comes into contact with the material. The angle of the blade can be changed depending on the material thickness. A particularly gentle cut with blade moistening is also possible as an option.

Precise cut into the tube with slim, angled blade and speed control

The Metzner KL-BV medical tube cutting also has speed control. The feed speed can be reduced so that the length accuracy is further improved for smaller tubes of 30 mm length, for example. It is available with punch, shear and draw cutting knife.

Of course, the Metzner KL-BV is also available in a stainless steel version. A version for clean rooms is also an option. Not only for these, but also for an improved CO2 footprint, the KL-BV medical tube cutting machine can also be supplied with electric drive instead of compressed air.