Elasto Proxy makes solutions for mining equipment noise control that include headliners, acoustic panels, and floor mats. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can choose sound insulation that is pre-cut, has an adhesive backing, and comes in a kit with all the parts to install at a stop on the assembly line. These kits can also include door gaskets and window channels, both of which combine environmental sealing with acoustic insulation.

Elasto Proxy’s solutions for mining equipment noise control include a choice of acoustical materials in various colors, styles, and thicknesses. These foams, foils, and facings can be combined into sandwich-style structures that absorb, block, and/or dampen noise and vibration. Ready-to-install cabin insulation can also be packaged in order of assembly based on an OEM’s work instructions.

How to Find the Best Mining Equipment Noise Control

Elasto Proxy provides mining equipment noise control solutions for machines such as excavators, drills, draglines, crushers, hydraulic shovels, and mining trucks. When you work with us, you can save time and money by improving product quality and operational efficiency. Contact us for a quote or keep reading to learn about the value we provide through the following services.

  • Material Selection
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Adhesive Taping
  • Lamination
  • Kitting and Custom Packaging
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Mining equipment noise control solutions

Material Selection

Elasto Proxy offers a wide selection of acoustical materials and can help you make the best choice for mining equipment noise control. Let’s say you need to install sound-absorbing insulation between the roof of a mining truck’s cabin and a thermoformed headliner. Because this insulation isn’t visible, we may suggest an unfaced acoustical foam made of polyester or polyurethane.

When sound insulation is visible, however, we can offer you a choice of facing materials to meet your aesthetic requirements. If you don’t want a perforated material, we can recommend an embossed felt headliner instead. The facing materials we offer can also absorb a specific frequency or range of frequencies while matching the larger color scheme for your mining equipment design.

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Acoustic insulation that’s been water jet cut

Water Jet Cutting

Some mining equipment manufacturers still buy insulation in sheets or rolls and cut materials by hand, typically with a knife and a carboard template. This approach is time-consuming and results in material waste from mis-cuts. Then, as the edges of the template are whittled away, part dimensions become imprecise. If there are gaps between mating parts, noise has a pathway to enter the cabin.

Elasto Proxy uses water jet equipment to cut materials. There’s no tooling to wait for or pay for, and we can nest your parts to maximize material yields. Water jet cutting produces edges, angles, holes, and notches with precision. Plus, this computer-controlled process replaces cardboard templates with digital files while letting your skilled workers focus on higher-value tasks than hand cutting.     

fasten | Le collage au ruban adhésif Le ruban adhésif avec un adhésif sensible à la pression (PSA) ou un système de ruban adhésif activé par la chaleur (HATS) maintient les produits en caoutchouc en place pour une fixation temporaire ou permanente. De nombreuses pièces fabriquées sur mesure fournies par Elasto Proxy peuvent être fournies avec un support adhésif collé. En collant des sceaux, des joints et de l’isolation sur des surfaces telles que les murs, les portes ou l’étanchéité, vous pouvez accélérer l’installation. Elasto Proxy utilise un équipement de ruban adhésif compact pour traiter des quantités de toutes tailles. Notre capacité à gérer de faibles volumes est particulièrement importante, car Elasto Proxy peut acheter de petites quantités de matériel et effectuer des configurations rapides. Le ruban PSA est un bon choix pour les surfaces rugueuses ou poreuses, et le ruban HATS fournit une forte adhérence aux surfaces difficiles à lier comme les peintures automobiles et les plastiques.
PSA tapes support peel and stick installation

Adhesive Taping

Mining equipment manufacturers who install insulation with liquid adhesives add costs and risks. To avoid overspray, workers need to protect or mask specific areas of the cabin. Setup may also involve mixing two-part adhesives and adjusting handheld dispensers. In addition, many liquid adhesives raise environmental health and safety concerns. Plus, cleanups can be time-consuming.   

Elasto Proxy can apply pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes to the mining equipment insulation that we water jet cut. These PSA tapes provide a peel-and-stick solution that’s fast and easy to install. Many different PSA tapes are available, and Elasto Proxy can help you to choose one for temporary or permanent fastening, and that can withstand specific environmental conditions.

Lamination builds sandwich-style structures


Some noise control applications need more than one type of acoustical material. For example, the insulation that’s used under a dragline may need a foil backing. Similarly, the rubber flooring inside the cabin of a crusher or excavator may not stop enough noise. By laminating different insulating materials together, Elasto Proxy can provide you with a complete solution.

For example, FM-500-60-ZM flooring includes acoustical foam that’s bonded to a sound barrier. The top of this barrier material features a diamond plate design that can catch water from an operator’s boots while providing a non-slip surface. For cabin interiors, Elasto Proxy can also laminate acoustical materials that meet specific flammability requirements or ASTM specifications.  

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Elasto Makes flooring for mining equipment cabins

Kitting and Custom Packaging

Finally, Elasto Proxy offers kitting and custom packaging for greater efficiency. For example, let’s say there’s a stop on the assembly line where a worker installs a headliner, 15 acoustical side panels, and rubber floor mats. Elasto Proxy can produce each part, kit them together, and package everything so that the part to install first is on top, the part to install next is beneath it, and so on.

Assembly efficiency isn’t the only benefit either. Kitting reduces the number of SKUs, each of which costs thousands of dollars to maintain. With a kit, there’s only one SKU to order, receive, store, pick, and pay for. There’s also less risk of picking the wrong parts or installing them in the wrong order. Plua, a kit can also travel from your receiving dock to assembly line and bypass warehousing and picking.

Are you ready for the best mining equipment noise control?  Choose Elasto Proxy.

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