You might be tempted to choose the strongest mounting plate available, but you can save costs by opting for one that only matches the number of fasteners you need. Our application engineers routinely reduce costs by up to 15% by simply replacing the mounting plates of six, seven or eight fasteners with others with fewer fasteners. In the above example of friction connection, each fastener can produce 2,100 N friction when tightened at 13 Nm, the horizontal beam can withstand a maximum load of 12,600 N. Consider the total force needed to withstand the desired load and divide it by 2100 N to find the number of fasteners you need.
Once the structures are permanently welded and the holes are drilled in exact places, it is difficult to correct the errors. And if the equipment or processes change in the future, the welded structure may not be able to T-Slotted Aluminum adapt. Although only 22.5 mm thick, this extrusion is still able to support robots that generate 1800 Nm of emergency stop torque. That is, as long as support extrusions are installed that run perpendicular to the table.
F&L Industrial Solutions offers free design and offer of high quality 80/20 T-slot aluminum extrusion frame, so don’t be afraid to contact us for help. T-slot aluminum profiles offer built-in modularity, making them easy to assemble and reassemble to adapt to changing requirements. The T slot provides the ability to add connections and connect profiles to closed ends. This way, you can change your design without having to start from scratch.
This is an example of a protector with closed profiles mounted on a conveyor belt. This is an example of machine protection in a robot work cell. This is an example of a black PVC mesh board held in the T-groove of the extrusion. This machine protection has yellow panels with wire mesh access doors and internal docking stations. One of the best features of T-Slot Framing is its versatility; The ability to build something and then add or subtract it to meet the changing demands in your day-to-day business.
When designing, you need to design for the worst-case scenario in which you want your frame to survive. The modular design determines the T-slot aluminum extruded frame its own unparalleled performance of adaptive variability, the frame systems are much more flexible than steel. Parts or parts can be interrupted and disconnected and then reassembled if necessary. In addition, the structure of the aluminum extruded frame can be a better fit, it is easy to move the connectors or fasteners here or there by a few millimeters to achieve proper installation. The thickness of the pipes generally varies between 1 and 2 mm and offers different degrees of strength that can be adapted to the project specifications.