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T-Slot Extrusions Well Represented At Recent ATX Automation Show

At the recent ATX Automation show in Anaheim, F&L Industrial Solutions was exhibiting industrial framing for automation made from 80/20 brand t-slot extrusions. T-slot extrusions are widely used throughout the manufacturing industry to facilitate all types of automation. Industrial framing includes machine bases, robotics enclosures, safety guarding, specialized carts, racks, stands, conveyor framing, platforms, and many other products. 80/20 t-slot extrusions and other manufacturers of t-slot extrusion were well represented at the show, and here are just some of the t-slots we saw as we walked around the show. For more information about 80/20 t-slot aluminum extrusions, call F&L Industrial Solutions, Inc. at 858-602-1500 or click here.

T-slot Stand/Display

T-slot Robotics Base









T-slot Robot enclosure with yellow slot covers

T-slot Large Machine Enclosure










T-Slot Robot Base

Learn About Tabletop Substrates for 80/20 T-Slot Extrusions in the Spring Edition of Extrusion Builder News

Extrusion Builder News February 2017 Edition

For manufacturers, R&D teams, laboratory designers, safety officers and ergonomic managers, the surface upon which we work is an important factor in efficiency, safety and employee satisfaction. So when F&L Industrial Solution’s designers build an aluminum extrusion frame using 80/20 brand t-slots, they ask probing questions to fully understand what the customer requirements are for the workbench, lab table, conveyor system, tool rack, machine enclosure or specialized cart they are designing. The days of vinyl-laminated particle-board tabletops are gone, and new plastics and metals have replaced the old counters with higher performance surfaces.

Common tabletop materials for t-slot aluminum framing

Take aluminum composites like AluPOLY© or phenolic resins like TRESPA© for example. AluPOLY© is configured with a core polyethylene center sandwiched between thin outer .012” aluminum skins. The result looks and feels like an aluminum plate – but it’s much lighter, and stronger than solid plastic tops – and AluPOLY© comes in a many different pre-painted colors. TRESPA TOP-LAB© is a special phenolic resin that has a significant wood component, so it’s better for the environment and it offers an anti-bacterial surface that is very popular for lab tables and machine enclosures.

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