Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Elasto Proxy, a global supplier to the medical equipment industry, is announcing a case study that explains how a leading manufacturer of hospital beds strengthened its supply chain by replacing metal components with injection-molded plastic parts. For each hospital bed, Elasto Proxy supplies high-quality plastic parts made from as many as 18 different molds.
The pedal pads, Delrin® rollers, slide-on parts, and bed-mounted holders that Elasto Proxy custom-fabricates are not complex; however, the savings on tooling is significant. Elasto Proxy’s supply chain strength and commitment to quality helps, too. Instead of paying for a year’s worth of parts all at one time, the hospital bed manufacturer can order high-quality quantities several times a year.
The pedal pads that Elasto Proxy supplies are made of strong but lightweight ABS plastic. Thanks to Pantone coloring matching, the pedal pad that unlocks the hospital bed is colored green for “go”. To help users distinguish pedal functions, the part that helps brings the bed to stop is colored red. Both of these cost-effective, foot-driven components are designed to withstand numerous cycles.
Elasto Proxy also supplies the hospital bed manufacturer with Delrin® rollers that can support patients weighing up to 300 lbs. An engineered thermoplastic, polyoxymethylene (POM) provides high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. Using Pantone color matching, these low-cost plastic rollers are colored gray to match the expensive metal that’s used on the hospital beds.
Slide-On Parts and Bed-Mounted Holders
In addition to pedal pads and bed rollers, Elasto Proxy supplies the medical device maker with plastic parts that slide over metal edges. The custom fabrication specialists also provide bed-mounted holders for patients and medical staff to use. With Elasto Proxy’s robust sourcing capabilities, molded plastic parts for medical devices means saving money and increasing supply chain strength.
About Elasto Proxy
Elasto Proxy designs and custom fabricates specialty seals, thermal and acoustic insulation, vibration dampening products and materials, EMI shielding, and other high-quality rubber and plastic parts. By listening to all of your requirements and analyzing all of your needs, Elasto Proxy’s solutions providers can recommend sealing solutions that are right for your application. How can we help you?
Elasto Proxy Inc.
4035 Lavoisier Street
Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada
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