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Medical monitoring devices: How to request VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fastener changes

Posted on Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Medical Monitoring Equipment
Gleicher specializes in a variety of VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners that keep vital medical monitoring sensors in place. Our market-tested products are proven by years of use in the field - from blood pressure cuffs to fetal monitoring and more.

There are multiple options for materials, loops and fasteners. Medical devices have been through rigorous research and testing phases to meet the needs of medical personnel and patients

But you may have come across something that just isn’t working as well as it could. Gleicher can help.

Meeting the needs of your patients
Have nurses complained that a particular fastening material seems to be too rough on the skin of elderly patients? Can a strap and fastener be designed with the needed “hold” strength but come in a softer backing material? Yes.

Are tracheostomy straps or fetal monitoring straps too short or long; too wide or narrow for patients of certain sizes? Could a strap be supplied in a different length or width? Yes.

Is a fastener strap so secure that it is hard to separate without causing sudden, quick jerks to an infant? Could a fastener be designed so it doesn’t take as much “pull” to separate the Hook from the Loop? Yes.

When device designs change
Our Gleicher engineers work with device manufacturers during design planning and through testing. If you are a manufacturer, a Gleicher representative can work with you quickly and efficiently from testing phases to market. Gleicher engineers have direct contact with specialists at VELCRO USA and can explore design changes.

How Gleicher can help
Gleicher representatives know and understand all the details of materials, bonding agents, PSI strength, resistance to shearing/cutting, and other factors that impace medical devices. Our representative will use a proprietary assessment tool when they work with you. You will be able to submit photos and dimensions of the equipment and proposed fastener needs to aid in production.

Gleicher is an elite VELCRO® 'Preferred Converter' Distributor that expertly cuts to size with lasers, rotary and die cutting presses a wide variety of materials.

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