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T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and Accessories for the Film Industry.

Alusic T Slot Aluminium extrusions can be used to make a diverse range of equipment for the film industry. From props and camera support equipment to sound and electrical gear. You will be hard pressed to find a more versatile and practical solution.

    

We Can design and manufacture the equipment you need to keep your project running smoothly.

  We supply  Alusic Aluminium T Slot Extruded profiles and accessories. These parts can be used to manufacture a huge variety of equipment. Using 3D CAD modelling software we can carefully analyse your design requirements before fabrication begins . 

Suitable for 

  • Trolleys and carts for electrical,sound,lighting and other crew 
  • Robotics
  • linear systems
  • Lighting displays
  • Movie sets and props 
  • Camera mounting equipment
  • Display units
  • Screens such as green screens and photography booths
  • Point of sale structures
  • Machine frames
  • Safety guards and fencing
  • Industrial work stations
  • Workbenches 
  • Clean rooms 
  • Conveyors 
  • Cabinets 

Regardless of what you are trying to build Alusic T Slot Aluminium profiles and accessories will save you time and money  

How can we help you?

 Consulting and design

You can find a wealth of resources here to help you get started.

If you cant find what you are looking for here then contact us for further information. 

Do You do your own design work? All the CAD files you need are available on request.

If you don”t have the time to do your own design work then we can design the project for you. 

T Slot Aluminium Profile

 Aluminium extrusions and Accessories 

Because we keep an  extensive stock of  T Slot Aluminium profiles and accessories we are able to solve a multitude of challenges. With more than 60 different profiles ranging from 20 mm to 140 mm wide the options are huge.
The range of accessories we carry covers everything from

  • T-Nuts and Bolts (designed for profile).
  • Clamping Angles and Connectors.
  • Caps and Cover Strip.
  • Feet, Anchor Brackets and Castor Wheels.
  • Hinges and Panel Brackets.
  • Door Locks, Catches and Counter Balances.
  • Conveyor components.
  • linear guide components.

We also manufacture custom made parts as required. 

You can see our full range at our  Online store  or you can download a copy of our catalogue   

 

Manufacturing 

You can focus on your core business while we take care of your project. With experienced staff and a well equipped manufacturing facility we have the capacity to manufacture just about anything.


We design and manufacture unique equipment perfectly suited to your individual requirements.

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T Slot Aluminium Frames for your next project

Are you looking for a better way to build just about anything you can think of?

Alusic T Slot Aluminium profile extrusion frame

    When you create something new you usually need to start with some sort of framework. The more convenient it is to adapt your  frame the easier it will be make modifications at a later stage  . T Slot Aluminium  extrusions and accessories are exceptional  for constructing framework for a multitude of different applications.   Before you start building your next project take a close look at the Alusic framing system  and you will be impressed when you realise how user friendly this system is.    

Imagine what you could build with this system?

T Slot Extruded Aluminium Profile

We supply a large range of T Slot Aluminium Profiles and accessories and all the material you need for your project .We can cut and prepare the material for you so that you can assemble it on site yourself or we can manufacture the entire project and assemble and commission it for you on site.    

Regardless of what you are trying to build Alusic T Slot Aluminium profiles and accessories will save you time and money  

We can help you each step of the way.

 Consulting and design

Ask us how we can help you find out everything you need to know about using T Slot Aluminium extrusions and accessories so that you can get started. Alternatively you can get us to design the project for you.
Because we can supply all the CAD models you need you can easily design your own project. 

T Slot Aluminium Profile

 Parts and Accessories 

We Carry an extensive range of accessories including Caps and covers,connectors,linear actuators and guides and supports and hinges to help you solve a variety of challenges. 

Our range of aluminium profile ranges from 20 to 140 mm wide and we have over 60 different profiles available so they are suitable for a large range of different uses.  

You can see our full range at our  Online store  or you can download a copy of our catalogue   

Accessories for extruded T slot Aluminium Profile
084 301 002 Alusic screw M8 x 16
Clamping angle connectors
Articulated joint Alusic T Slot Aluminium Profile

 

Manufacturing 

We can turn your imagination into reality and manufacture  what you need for you so that you can get on with your core business while we take care of your project.

T Slot profile machine
Custom made workbench
Aluminium profile workstations T Slot

Suitable for 

  • Display units
  • Point of sale structures
  • Machine frames
  • Safety guards and fencing
  • Industrial work stations
  • Workbenches 
  • Clean rooms  
  • Cabinets 
  • Trolleys
  • Robotics
  • linear systems
  • Conveyors 
  • Lighting displays
  • Movie sets and props 
  • Camera mounting equipment

Custom made Workbenches and Workstations.

When it comes to providing a work station or workbench it is important to get it right

T Slot Aluminium Work stations GAP Engineering

Poorly planed or implemented work stations can have significant impacts on

  • work place health and safety
  • quality control
  • productivity
  •  profit margins

Custom made Workbenches and Workstations. - aluminium extrusion

What to look for in a well designed workstation

1. Correct Work Height
− An operator’s arms should be below shoulder level
− Precise tasks: 50mm below elbow
− Light assembly: 50 -100mm below elbow
− Heavy work: 100 – 200mm below elbow

2. Properly Adjust Work Equipment to the Task
− Adjust the workstation:
− Seat height and angle; footrest height and angle
− Adjust the work piece and parts containers:
− Work piece and parts containers in optimal positions (refer to points 3 and 4)

3. Work Piece & Parts Container Layout
− Optimise container layout to reduce wasted motion and speed up throughput
− Heavy and/or most used parts should be placed in the closest containers
− Optimal container layout is within a 400 mm radius, as measured from each shoulder

4. Working Area
− Maximum grab area: 540 mm radius, measured 160 mm to the left and right from the
centre line and front edge of the work top
− Optimum grab area: 280 mm radius, measured 160 mm to the left and right from the
centre line and front edge of the work top

5. Consider Fields of Vision
− Operators should view the work piece without turning head or eyes
− A 15° view angle requires no head or eye movement to grab parts
− A 35° view angle requires only eye movement to grab parts
− Viewing distance to a Monitor should be between 350 mm and 750 mm

6. Match Light Intensity to the Work Task
− Standard assembly tasks: 500—750 lux
− Complex tasks (e.g. electrical assembly): 1000—1500 lux
− Delicate and/or critical work: 1500—2000 lux

7. Do Not Work Above the Heart
− Keep all work below the heart to enhance blood circulation
− Reduce static holding during assembly as it increases muscle fatigue

8. Load bearing capacity

9. Durability of the work surface                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Custom made Workbenches and Workstations. - aluminium extrusion

For more detailed information please download our Work Stations and Benches Brochure

In order to make the most of available space and resources it is also important to consider if it would be beneficial to integrate one or more of the following into your Workstation 

  • Power and Data
  • Lifting units
  • Mobile parts shelves and trolleys
  • Drawers and storage compartments
  • parcel chutes
  • lighting
  • linear rails and guides
  • adjustable foot rest
  • monitor arms
  • compressed air outlets
  • Shelving systems
  • tote bins
  • integrated machinery such as co-bots or conveyors
  • safety guarding

If you would like would like us to help you get the best solution for your workstation requirements please complete this form and we will get back to you 

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Do you know what Aluminium T Slot extruded profiles and accessories can be used for ?

Actually that question is probably a bit harder to answer than it would initially appear

We are fortunate to work in an industry where we are exposed to a lot of highly creative and intelligent people. As a result we constantly encounter people who are using our products in new and interesting ways.

Do you know what Aluminium T Slot extruded profiles and accessories can be used for ? - aluminium extrusion

No matter how complex or unusual your project is the chances are that Aluminium T slot extruded profiles will be able to play a role in helping you to achieve cost effective and practical solutions in a large range of areas. From material handling to automation, packaging to prototyping and everything in between it’s very common to see T Slot Aluminium Profiles being used in the modern industrial environment as well as in other areas.

 

The main motivation for using T Slot is because it greatly reduces the amount of time required to build. This is because you don’t need to prepare and weld the joins, you also don’t need to prepare and paint the whole structure once you have built it. Both welding and painting are messy, expensive and time consuming.If you need to weld or paint in a sensitive environment the noise fumes heat or just plain dirt generated can become a considerable problem.

 

T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories

                 GAP Engineering T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories

This list is a summary of the types of applications where we often choose to use T Slot Extruded Aluminium Profiles over other methods of construction.

  • Camera mounting equipment
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Conveyors and elevators
  • Industrial workbenches
  • Clean rooms
  • Trade-show displays
  • High altitude training rooms
  • Display units
  • Machinery and equipment frames
  • Safety fencing
  • Lifting units
  • Trolleys Racks and Cabinets
  • Laboratory jigs and machine frames
  • CNC Router beds and frames
  • Architectural features
  • Vehicle fit outs
  • Light boxes

 

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Do you know what Aluminium T Slot extruded profiles and accessories can be used for ? - aluminium extrusion        Do you know what Aluminium T Slot extruded profiles and accessories can be used for ? - aluminium extrusion

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Accessories for extruded T slot Aluminium Profile      4040 T slot clamping plates extrusion accessories

For more information about this product please go to this web site Profilium resources

 

We have a team of engineers ready to design your solution using Alusic Aluminium Profiles and accessories.

Please contact us if you require more information

Do you know what Aluminium T Slot extruded profiles and accessories can be used for ? - aluminium extrusion

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How to get the most out of your profile.

When you are spending your time and money on a project you need to be sure that you are getting the most out of your resources.

T Slot Aluminium framework

Unintentional wastage can end up costing you a lot and you need to plan carefully to avoid blowing your budget.

aluminium profile extrusions

The last thing you want to see at the end of a job is a big pile of costly material that some how wasn’t quiet long enough to be useful but ended up being a lot of material none the less.

How to get the most out of your profile. - aluminium extrusion

Profilium T slot Aluminium profile extrusions

When you have a large cutting list and the profile you are cutting comes in 6 meter lengths it can become very complicated to work out how to minimise your off cuts.

Fortunately there are a number of free and open source resources available  such as this   Cut list optimiser   which are suitable for bars of material.

most of them will allow you to print a copy of your cut list or you can download this  Cutting list form  to help you make a list of the cuts that you need to do.

machining T slot aluminium profile

T Slot saw

Our bars come in 6040mm lengths to make allowance for width of the saw blade when cutting .Remember to include the saw blade thickness on the optimiser when doing the set up.Most saw blades are  3 mm thick so you can make up to 13 cuts and still have a full 6 m of usable material

Don’t forget that once you have a cut list you can send it to us and we can cut it accurately for you and deliver it to you .In fact cutting the profile before delivery dramatically reduces the freight cost .We can also drill and tap the profiles for you if you require.

For more information on how to join our profiles please see these resources

aluminium profile standard connection

How to create a strong join in Aluminium T Slot extrusion

T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories

GAP Engineering T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories

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Conveyor systems

T Slot Aluminium Profile conveyor systems Conveyor systems - aluminium extrusion

Conveyor systems - aluminium extrusion

 

 

Conveyor systems - aluminium extrusion

When you require a conveyor system you need to consider a lot more than just the conveyor system itself.

These are some of the factors you may need to take into consideration

  • How you are going to integrate a conveyor system into your current infrastructure
  • How can ensure that it is safe to operate
  • How can you minimise disruption to your production while it is installed.
  • How easily can you make modifications to it.

 

 

Our extensive range of T slot extrusions and Accessories will help you to overcome these and many other challenges.

Because our products are so versatile and adaptable you will be able to design and construct your conveyor system and any associated equipment such as work stations or guarding out of the same easily integrated components

We can supply you with the CAD files you need to help you design your conveyor system or if you don’t have the design capability we can design a system for you.

We can supply the components you need and assist you in getting your system constructed in the best methods.

The Alusic range of conveyor belts is divided into eight broad groups:

– Series 20: belt conveyor with 20 mm roller for 18.5 mm profiles
– Series 30: belt conveyor with 30 mm roller for 356.001.028 and 356.001.032 profiles
– Series 1000: belt conveyor with 50 mm rubberised roller for 356.001.032 profile
– Series 50: belt conveyor with 50 mm roller for 45 mm profiles
– Series 95: belt conveyor with 95 mm roller for 90 mm profiles
– Series 2000: tab chain conveyor, fixed width of 82.5 – 114.3 – 190.5 – 254.0 – 304.8 mm
– Series 3000: modular chain conveyor, fixed width of 152 – 250 mm
– Pallet series: conveyor belt for 112.101.001 profile

with the series 50 and 95 being the most popular

T Slot Aluminium conveyor system

Inclined Conveyor

You can access resources such as CAD files , parts catalogues and guides on how to use these products here  Aluminium Profile Resources

 

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30 Series Extruded Aluminium T-slot Profile

30 Series Extruded Aluminium T-slot Profile - aluminium extrusion

 

The Profilium 30 Series range of Extruded Aluminium T Slot profile consists of 18 different profiles in both 6 mm  and 8 mm slot sizes

We carry a large range of accessories to match these extrusions

 Visit our On line store and check out our extensive range of products

 

Aluminium T Slot extrusion

13 x 30 Extruded Aluminium T slot Profile

30 Series Extruded Aluminium T-slot Profile - aluminium extrusion

 

 

 

These profiles are extremely versatile can be used for a number of different projects. Our case studies have shown using T slot profiles to manufacture can dramatically reduces costs due to rapid assembly times and  and the fact that there is nor finishing such as painting required afterwards .In addition there is no hot work such as welding required and there is also no distortion due to weld contraction.

 

 

30 Series Extruded Aluminium T-slot Profile - aluminium extrusion

Aluminium T Slot Extrusion

60 x 60 Extruded Aluminium T Slot Profile

 

Because the assembly process required to build framework with these Profiles is so simple, it is easy to relocate components if required.It is also a easy to prepare a cut list and transport a large assemble as a flat pack to its final destination for assembly. this can result in a large saving in transportation costs and also allow for large structures to be assembled inside areas with limited access.

 

 

 

 

for resources on how to use our extrusions effectively go to this link How to do a Standard T slot connection

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Technical Specifications of T-Slot Aluminium Profile

Extruded Aluminium T slot  profiles

Our extruded T slot Aluminium profiles generally come in one of the 3 standard slots as shown below. Please contact us if you need more information

6 mm Slot – 30 & 60 Series

Aluminium profile extrusion with 6 mm Tslot

6 mm T slot Aluminium Profile

8 mm Slot – 40 & 80 Series

 

 Aluminium profile extrusion with 8 mm T Slot

8 mm T slot Aluminium profile

8 mm Slot – 45 & 90 Series

Aluminium Profile Extrusion with 8 mm T Slot

8 mm T Slot Aluminium Profile

Technical Data for Alusic Aluminium Profile

All extruded aluminium profiles are manufactured by Alusic SRL (Italy) using a primary aluminium alloy EN AW-6060 (AlMgSi  0.5) – EN AW6063 (AlMgSi1). The metalurgic composition of aluminium profile bars is T6 (solution heat treated and artificially aged). The dimensional tolerances for aluminium profile extrusion are in compliance with the requirements for precision extrusion EB12020-1.

Chemical composition of alloys:

 Alloy  Cu  Fe  Mn  Mg  Si  Zn  Cr  Ti  Al
 6060  0.10  0.1 – 0.3  0.10  0.35 – 0.6  0.3 – 0.6  0.15  0.05  0.10  Rest.
 6063  0.10  0.35  0.10  0.45 – 0.9  0.2 – 0.6  0.10  0.10  0.10  Rest

The mechanical characteristics obtained after heat treatment at which they are submitted are:

 Alloy  Maximum Stress
(N / mm2)
  Yield Stress
(N / mm2)
 Extension
(A%)
Hardness
(HB)
 6060 215 160  12 70
 6063 245  200  9 80

Characteristics for the design of aluminium structures:

Young modulus 69000 N/ mm2
Electric resistivity 0.033 Ω mm2/ m
Thermal conductivity 210 W/ mK
Casting temperature 615 – 655 oC
Coefficient of thermal expansion 25 x 10 -6 K-1

In addition to a guarantee of high quality and dependability of the aluminium profiles and accessories for solar installations, ALUSIC is certified to a quality system UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 that provides confirmation of its continuous quality control of raw materials and processed materials and that demonstrates continuous improvement  of its products.

Further information, including R&D advice can be obtained in collaboration with Profilium and Alusic’s technical and commercial departments. Please CONTACT US for more information.

Need more information?

If you want more information on how to use our profiles, the benefits of using the Alusic profile system or you simply want a brochure or catalogue, then go to the Alusic Downloads page.

Alusic aluminium profile and accessories – faster, more cost effective assembly

STANDARD BOLT CONNECTION

A simple, yet strong joint can be achieved by using both
an Allen head screw and square washer screwed into theCONNECTION.JPG

core hole of the profile (see image on right). A small pilot hole is drilled opposite where the joining profile is to be located so that the screw can be tightened. This is the standard joint for the Alusic range and is a very cost effective outcome.
⇒ The cost per Alusic connection as shown is $0.34 using an M8x20 bolt (084.301.003) and 13×13 square washer (084.303.001).
⇒ Achieves an extremely simple, yet strong connection in under 1 minute.
A leading competitor’s equivalent connection costs $3.35 each and takes 3 times longer to achieve
In some applications you may also add our anti twist
device that replaces the square washer in the standard
connection. The twin tabs on the anti twist device go
into the slots of the connecting profile and stop any
twisting in the joint – a simple and effective solution.

SAVE TIME & MONEY

The total time taken to complete a standard Competitor’s connection is 2-3 minutes depending on available tooling; with the cost of the competitor’s connection being up to 300% greater in labour costs alone, let alone the higher material cost of the connectors. With a competitors connection. the distance from the profile end, to the centre of the cross bush is critical to ensure the connector works effectively; if this is not achieved accurately this length of profile is left unusable whereas with the Alusic connection system the pilot hole is simply re-drilled and the adjoining profile tapped accordingly.

NO MILLING OR SPECIAL TOOLING

The distance of the pilot hole with Alusic profile is predetermined by the drilling jig with several millimetres of adjustment from side to side. With the Alusic connecting system there is also the option of self tapping the screw into the adjoining profile as opposed to pre-tapping to ensure the connector has the best possible fit and to eliminate any possibility of vibration affecting the joint. The potential for a loose join can also be eliminated with the use of thread locking products like LocTite although this is not essential as the connection is extremely effective without this process.

COST BENEFIT

To demonstrate some of the labour cost savings that can be achieved using the Alusic system we have performed a cost comparison exercise. On the structure shown below, we conducted a time and motion study and have estimated the labour saving that could be achieved using the Alusic aluminium system when compared to a comparable, high quality European competitor’s profile.

There are 350 individual connection points on this frame with a saving of between 300% to 500% in labour costs using Alusic standard connectors. In other words, if using a competitor’s connector that takes up to 3 minutes per connection point, you would require 1,050 minutes or 17.5 hours just to complete the connections on this structure and cost it would cost $1,172.50* for the connectors. Using the Alusic connector it takes less than 1 minute per connection point, and you would complete the connections in 5.8 hours and it would only cost $119.00* for the connectors! That is 3 times faster than the competitor and an enormous cost saving in labour costs alone. That is a saving of 11.7 hours per structure and $1053.50* in parts!!