T-slot aluminum extrusions are a common choice for guard systems and other safety enclosures; however, they are also the perfect choice for custom designs and any application requiring versatility and strength. Each extrusion has a t-slot, making connections fast and simple. This article will uncover four great reasons to build with t-slot aluminum for your next application.
Most projects have a budget, and choosing aluminum extrusions helps keep that budget where it needs to be. Aluminum is a cost savings for two reasons: easy assembly and reusable parts. Let's look at each.
When compared to applications that require welding, it's easy to assemble t-slots using nuts, bolts, and other fasteners.
The reusable parts of t-slot aluminum allow you to move elements around as well as replace and add additional pieces as needed. This benefit saves both time and expenses when considering labor and the cost of new materials.
Since t-slot aluminum is easy to take apart and put together, it allows for great flexibility. Do you need to move a workstation or guard system from one area to another? You can accomplish that by disassembling and reassembling the systems. This flexibility allows the framing systems to be used in other sites if necessary.
Since it is strong and durable, t-slot aluminum is the material designers choose for handling heavy-load applications in frames, cutting tables, bases, and more. Aluminum can bear significant weight and pressure.
Although it can handle heavy loads, aluminum is surprisingly lightweight. It's lighter weight makes it incredibly easy to maneuver, assemble, and move as necessary.
The next time you need to complete a project and aluminum is one of the choices for the application, remember the four reasons to build with t-slot aluminum. You'll save time and money and be satisfied with the results.
At A-line Automation, we believe in the durability and flexibility of aluminum extrusions. Our aluminum framing systems are versatile, with endless possibilities. Contact us with your vision or design, and let's get your next project complete.