If machine structures are required to be extremely stable, they are made from steel …!
This piece of construction wisdom is now well out of date. The Frameworks® aluminum heavy-duty profiles with a slot width of 18 mm combine with the press mount connector (patent pending) to offer many advantages in the classic field of mechanical engineering. The effective connecting technology without the need for machining, in addition to the high stability and low weight of the profiles increase the adaptability of the structure and reduce the total costs.
Can absorb high dynamic loads
Easily transportable (aluminum construction can be separated into segments)
High stability even with large unsupported lengths – aluminum D-profiles make it possible
The demands of design engineers for flexible and light systems can no longer be fulfilled using steel as a material. Use of aluminum outside of its established stronghold in the automotive industry is increasing. The mechanical engineering industry also benefits from the innovative aluminum profile technology. In the past, the limitations of aluminum were always demonstrated when the stability of the overall structure had to fulfill particularly high requirements. With the new Frameworks® heavy duty profile, this is no longer a problem. The 320x160 profile is more than a match for an IPE 360 double T-girder, even though it has smaller dimensions and weighs 35% less.
The aluminum profiles in the dimensions 80x80, 80x160, 80x240, 160x160, 160x240 and 160x320 mm offer a very high bending and torsional stiffness despite their low net weight. Therefore, even large portal systems and machine frames, which until now were the preserve of steel structures, can be realized in a lightweight design made from aluminum profiles.
Connection of the aluminum profiles without machining using a press mount connector
The press mount connectors, which were developed especially for heavy loads and for which a patent application is pending, represent a further highlight in this series of aluminum profiles (the derivative description ‘D’-profiles stems from the German word for press mount connector, ‘Druckverbinder’). As the name indicates, the aluminum profiles are connected by pressure and offer a highly load resistant screw connection which can be released at any time. No mechanical machining of the aluminum profiles whatsoever is necessary here, which means that assembly costs are significantly lower when compared with other profile systems and steel constructions.
The principle of the press mount connector as an animation
Heavy duty profiles made from aluminum as the basis for many areas of application