Elasto Proxy designs and fabricates window channels for industries such as automotive, defense, mobile specialty vehicles, and mass transit. Our high-quality, low-volume rubber products are used to hold window glass in place, or to help secure window frames to vehicle bodies. Choose from our wide selection ofstandard rubber profiles, or ask about Elasto Proxy’s custom fabrication capabilities.
How to Select Window Channels
In addition to product weight and physical dimensions, specifications for windows channels include shape, material, and durometer (duro). Choices for shape include locking channel, self-locking channel, glazing seal, and zipper strip. EPDM rubber is the most common material used. Durometer, a measure of hardness, typically ranges from 50 to 80 duro.
When choosing window channels, verify the minimum bend radius required in the corners. Otherwise, problems may occur if the profile is too soft in a tight radius. Elasto Proxy offers out-of-the box sealing solutions so that assembly personnel do not have to cut window channels to size. Our rubber seals are easy to install with hand tools and lubrication that’s applied either during manufacturing or installation.
Automotive Window Channels
Automotive windows channels are designed for use with cars, trucks, and other on-road vehicles that contain specific types of window glass. Ready for installation right out-of-the-box, our rubber profiles seal out wind and weather while reducing or eliminating noise and vibration. Rubber window channels also help to protect vehicle interiors while ensuring operator comfort and safety.
Before selecting automotive window channels, identify application requirements such as seal color and glass width. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and automakers publish this information along with product specifications for auto parts such as window seals. In addition to the vehicle’s make and model, buyers should also consider window type (sliding or rolling) and position (front, side or rear).
Window Channels for Military Vehicles and Mobile Specialty Vehicles
Windows channels for military vehicles and mobile specialty vehicles perform similar functions, but have different application requirements than the rubber seals used in the automotive industry. For example, the window channels used in armored personnel carriers must be able to hold and secure window glass in the event of nearby explosions with significant blast waves and vibrations.
Like Humvees, Jeeps, and mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, mobile specialty vehicles also need rubber and plastic parts that are designed for demanding off-road conditions. When selecting rubber products for vehicles such as skidders and logging equipment, consider regulatory requirements and custom specifications for roll-over protection structures (ROPS).
Rubber Window Channels for the Rail Industry
Elasto Proxy also designs and custom fabricates rubber windows channels for the rail industry, including passenger rail cars and high-speed trains. By listening to mass transit customers and analyzing all of their needs, our solutions providers meet industry specifications such as Bombardier SMP 800-C and fire, smoke, and toxicity requirements (FST).How can we help you?