Typical Healthcare & Medical Applications:
Respiratory equipment, drug delivery devices, and medical devices in general: valves, pumps, cylinders, connectors, fluid transfer, etc.
O-Rings are used in a variety of life science applications either as sealing elements or as energizing elements for Glyd Ring® seals and Wipers.
Our medical grade O-Rings are both cost-effective and perform excellently in the most demanding of environments. No matter if you need metric or inch, standard or custom-made O-Rings – any size of O-Ring seal is available – including Giant O-Rings using our Fleximold™ process.
Materials Specific to Healthcare & Medical
Today, the O-Ring is the most widely used seal because of its inexpensive production methods and its ease of use. We offer O-Rings in a range of elastomeric materials specifically for life sciences applications that allow sealing of practically all liquid and gaseous media, while standing up to even the most rigorous sterilization processes.
O-Ring Related Tools & Services
To make the engineer’s life easier we offer a number of e-tools online and as apps for tablet or smart phone.
Customer: Medical Device Manufacturer
Application: Metered Dose Inhalers
The inhaler produces a gentle cloud, leaving plenty of time for the user to inhale the medication. The O-Ring prevents medication in the dosing chamber from running back down the capillary. The seal is manufactured to extremely tight tolerances in a cleanroom environment to meet the requirements of the application.
Centrifuge Housing Seal
Customer: Centrifuge manufacturer
Application: Centrifuge housing seals
Due to the low volume requirement, the cost for a tool was prohibitive. An O-Ring using the FlexiMold™ process was therefore selected. By this proprietary production method, an O-Ring can be fabricated that has the same characteristics as a molded O-Ring without the need for a dedicated tool
The giant O-Rings were delivered in record time and provided the same integrity as compression molded O-Rings without the tooling costs.