The Balloon Forming Machine (BFM-500-S) is the first in a range of balloon forming machines that is being developed by Medical Production Technology Europe BV and has full servo control on the proximal and distal axis. This allows for precise and fast stretching of the parisons during the balloon blowing process. The axis have force control and individual loadcell systems allowing forces to be monitored and used as control parameters during the process. 


Available Options: Integrated High-Pressure Generation • Active Pressure Drop Control (APDC) • Parison Pre-Heating 


  • Flexible Process Interface for virtual limitless process cycle options on large 19” full color touch panel interface.

  • Fast and strong full servo-controlled axis for repeatable and reliable stretching of the parison materials during the forming process.

  • Integrated safety light curtain with intuitive user interaction for safe operation.

  • Optional high-pressure system integrated eliminating the need for a high-pressure factory network or the use of N2-bottles. 

  •  Standard equipped with a safety light curtain with intuitive operator feedback.

  • Large 19” full color touch screen user interface for easy overview of the machine behavior.

  • Standalone Flexible Process Interface software package available for off-line development of processes. 

Technical Specs

Stretch force 

500 N max 

Stretch speed 

250 mm/s max. (servo controlled) 

Stretch acceleration 

2000 mm/s2 

Stretch length 

495 mm proximal and 500 mm distal 


Self aligning high force distal and proximal clamps 

Inflation pressure 

1-50 bar max +/- 0.2% 

Pressure control 

Active Pressure Drop Control (APDC) 

Temperature heating system 

20 °C – 220 °C +/- 0.5 °C 

Preheat system 

Proximal and mold preheating system 

Mold diameter 

24 mm 

Block lengths 

80 mm,108 mm, other sizes possible 


19” color touch panel 

Control software 

Flexible Process Interface (FPI) 

Zoomable process graphs with process markers

Recipe based 

Password levels (operator, engineer, calibrator)

External FPI software availble for off-line development

Remote support option 


Optional signal light / acoustic alarm (user programmable) 





Required air pressure 

7 bar minimum (pre-dried in case of integrated pressure boosting system) 

N2 system 

Using external N2 system (bottles or factory line) / optional high-pressure generator system require 7 bar feed pressure with internal high pressure buffer vessel 

Power supply 

115 or 240 VAC / 2kW 

Cooling circuit 

Cooler with 5L resevoir + temperature and level detection 

Safety systems 

Light curtain with intuitive operator feedback