A medical equipment manufacturer needed to make process improvements and wished to condense the numbers that they were previously utilizing for their medical cabinets. The customer manufactures cabinets designed to store medical hoses. They needed an effective solution to hold the hoses in place while being stored in the cabinets.
With the help of a heavy duty, acrylic mounting tape, a bracket was mounted to the top of the cabinet to secure the hose are F. To secure the hose in the center of the cabinet, a silicone rubber was waterjet cut to two different sizes. These gaskets are FDA approved as they are used to hold the hoses in place during a sterilization and cleaning process. The rubber has a services temperature of 450°F, with the ability to withstand +500°F on an intermittent basis.
The customer is now ramping production up to 140 cabinets per week. They have moved into a new facility that is four times the size of their older facility with increased manufacturing capabilities to support their increase in production.