Plastic Tslot Extrusion Applications

Feb 16, 2016 0 Comments
Plastic Tslot Extrusion Applications

Tslot Extrusion Applications

Plastic tslots are incredibly versatile. It never fails to surprise us which industry will order next. We have seen orders from industries in the military to electrical labs, to the healthcare industry—all of which find a use for our extrusions. The longer they’re on the market, the wider variety of tslot extrusion applications we see our customers coming up with.

Tslots have become known not just for their modular capabilities but the variety of applications themselves. Here we’ll give you a few ideas on how you can use our tslot applications around your home or business.

Plastic Tslots Increase Application Variety

Plastic t-slot extrusions add even more elements to common t-slot applications, increasing the reach of t-slot capabilities even further. Because our t-slot extrusions are made out of rigid PVC, they are nonconductive. This allows use in electrical and radio frequency environments without the dangers and nuisances of conduction.

Corrosion resistance also broadens the scope of applications since our t-slots are made out of rigid PVC.  In some chemical environments,  PVC works much better than aluminum.  There are many PVC chemical compatibility charts available online and a quick internet search will tell if PVC is right for a particular application.

The lightweight nature of rigid PVC tslot extrusions is a huge factor in applications. Aluminum tslots are quite heavy, causing some weight difficulties in certain applications. They can also be difficult to assemble and transport. Shipment of aluminum extrusions is also more expensive because of the weight involved. At certain trade shows, booths must be set up by trade show workers if the components are over a certain weight.  With our lightweight extrusions you may be able to get around that rule and set up your own depending on design and configuration.

Different Application Ideas

The beauty of rigid PVC is that it can be used in many environments. Here are some examples of the uses our t-slots can fill:

  • EMI/EMC Testing
  • Food and Beverage (easily cleaned)
  • Desks
  • Healthcare lab fixtures
  • Trade show displays
  • Machine guarding
  • Dorm furniture
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Work stations
  • Desks
  • Automation structures
  • Cubicle walls
  • Computer stands
  • Wall mounts

If you can think of a hardware application that our extrusion applications can serve, the beauty of t-slot extrusions is that they can be assembled in any way you need them to. This allows you to get creative and use them in so many ways.  

The tslot runs the whole length of the extrusion and this allows you to place fasteners where you would like, creating an endless amount of ways to assemble our extrusions to your specific needs. You have the ability to design your structures with your extrusions with this tslot arrangement anywhere along the length and the ability to easily cut the tslots anywhere you need to and at any angle.

Order today by clicking the “shop” tab up top and choose your extrusions and fasteners.