One of the common ways that t-slot extrusions are used is for machine guarding. The product's versatile, modular nature allows you to build it into various shapes by attaching other extrusions anywhere along the t-slot.
In many cases, t-slot machine guarding comes in a safety yellow color. Many of the aluminum t-slot extrusions have a safety yellow color spray painted on. That can become a problem when the aluminum galls and pits—as aluminum does easily. With that galling and pitting, the safety yellow color comes off.
There are a number of benefits to using our extrusions as machine guarding. Our rigid PVC t-slot extrusions are cheaper, lighter, and non-conductive. But one other benefit is the fact that our rigid PVC material is died safety yellow, so it is yellow all the way through. Not only does rigid PVC not gall and pit as much as aluminum, but if our safety yellow t-slot extrusions do scratch, the color cannot be scratched off.
If you think our safety yellow rigid PVC t-slot extrusions could be a good option for your machine guarding, give us a call. You could order a few lengths just to try it out and see if it works for you. Our contact form is that tab on the bottom right hand side of the screen. Or you can call us directly at (651) 317-4758.