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How Elasto Proxy Supports the Medical and Healthcare Industries

Learn how Elasto Proxy fabricates custom seals and insulation for medical devices and equipment, and how our complete capabilities can strengthen your supply chain.

Medical Equipment BannerFor over 25 years, Elasto Proxy has strengthened manufacturing supply chains by providing low-to-medium volumes of specialty seals and insulation. Through design assistance, compound selection, and custom fabrication, we support the medical and healthcare industries from prototyping to production. Elasto Proxy also offer solutions that speed installation and optimize inventory management, saving you time and money.

Technical Design, Compound Selection, and Custom Fabrication

Here at our headquarters in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada, Elasto Proxy uses SolidWorks®, a leading CAD application, to strengthen your part designs. We also source medical silicones and other polymers, including medical plastics, from a trusted network of suppliers. Our technical team understands the differences between FDA approved and FDA compliant materials, and can recommend the right compound for your specific application. Examples of materials that Elasto Proxy can source include FDA approved silicone sponge rubber and ultra-clean silicones that are FDA, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant.

At Elasto Proxy, custom-fabrication isn’t just about converting materials. It’s where state-of-the-art technology meets traditional pride-in-craftsmanship. Our water jet cutting machine makes fine, fast, cost-effective cuts without the use of expensive metal dies. Skilled production personnel use a variety of bonding techniques, including infrared splicing, to join gasket corners. We also offer taping services for peel-and-stick gaskets that are easy-to-install. Elasto Proxy can even warehouse quantities of your finished goods, and then release these rubber seals or plastic parts on-demand or according to your sales forecasts.

Durable Medical Equipment and Patient Transfer Assist Devices

Elasto Proxy also custom-fabricates specialty seals and custom insulation for durable medical equipment (DME) that’s prescribed by a doctor and designed for repeated use by patients in hospitals or home health care settings. Definitions of DME vary, but examples include hospital beds, patient lifts, walk-in bathtubs, and manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices. Some of these products, such as the patient lifts used in hospitals, are also categorized as patient assist or patient transfer assist devices.

Examples of Elasto Proxy’s capabilities with DME and patient assist devices include:

  • Rubber seals for handicap-accessible walk-in bathtubs
  • Plastic end caps and rubber rollers for steel-frame hospital beds
  • Mattress overlays to prevent patient roll-out
  • Foam grips for bed grab handles
  • Rubber seals for ceiling-mounted patient lifts

Hospital Medical Equipment, Diagnostic Equipment, and Medical Devices

Elasto Proxy also custom-fabricates sealing and insulation solutions for hospital equipment and medical devices. Like durable medical equipment, hospital medical equipment is designed for repeated use; however, hospital equipment also includes diagnostic equipment such as radiographic systems. To ensure patient safety and promote the reliability of larger systems, custom seals and specialty insulation must meet rigorous quality standards.

Examples of Elasto Proxy’s capabilities with hospital medical equipment, diagnostic equipment, and medical devices include:

  • Molded diaphragms for hospital air regulators
  • Medical gaskets made from specialized compounds for X-ray machines
  • Silicone tubing for dental equipment
  • EMI shielding for medical electronics
  • Ultra-pure silicones for medical devices

How Can We Help You?

The medical device market is growing, and manufacturers need partners who can add value to their operations. As an experienced provider of sealing and insulation solutions to the medical and healthcare industries, Elasto Proxy provides design assistance, compound selection, and the cost-effective custom fabrication of low-to-medium volume quantities of high-quality components. We also supply sealing and insulation solutions – including plastic parts – that are ready-to-ship and arrive ready-to-install.

How can we help you? For more information, contact us.

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