Aluminum extrusions provide solutions for a diverse range of machinery and equipment needs. The ability to execute complex shapes, combined with light weight, high strength and low maintenance make extrusions key components of equipment ranging from conventional mechanical drives to state-of-the-art equipment.

In factory automation; extrusions a key component of actuators, linear motion components and robotics due to their precision, low mass, high strength and low maintenance. You'll also find wide use of "erector set" systems in the work place — T-slot profiles that can be combined with special hardware to create machine guarding, run-out tables, factory work stations, and more.

Clockwise from above:

  • Car wash brush drive hub: bristles inserted in outer channel; drive via inner keyway
  • Conveyor frame for specialty assembly operation
  • "Erector set" extruded component
  • Light beam
  • Oxygen contractor — assembly and extrusion section (2 photos)

You'll also find extrusions' design flexibility employed to create solutions in a multitude of scientific, medical, and technical equipment. One of the parts above helps control the light beams used for particle physics research at one of the US National Labs. Another is a key element in a home oxygen concentrator, used to concentrate the oxygen in household air for those with respiratory problems.

Images: Werner Extrusion Solutions, Taber Extrusions, Hydro Aluminum