In order to remain competitive and increase value to customers, lean thinking is an integral part of operations. Continuous improvement with an emphasis on reducing waste will help optimize lean processes. Flexible systems that accommodate your current needs and can be easily modified for the future is key.
The T-slot profile has a channel that allows you to mount components directly to your structure. This provides infinite positioning of accessories such as sensors, valves, monitors, safety controls, motors, and barcode scanners, all of which are integrated right into your application. Profiles work double-duty, allowing you to run tubes and wires within the T-slot channel or even add pressurization directly to your frame or workstation.
Off-the-shelf applications lock you into products that don’t optimize your resources. This leads to waste of valuable floor space and forces employees to conform to the application instead of the other way around. 80/20 provides custom solutions that are scalable and improve process flow to support your focus on lean.
80/20 products are straightforward and easy to build your custom solutions. You choose the products that best fit your circumstances. With over 120 profile shapes, ranging from light to heavy-duty, and thousands of accessories, you’ll be prepared to respond quickly to changing circumstances. What’s more, the 80/20 building system doesn’t require skilled labor; you’ll find that T-slot profiles are easy to assemble, requiring only common hand tools.
“Companies report as much 10-12% gains in areas like manufacturing output, factory utilization, and labor productivity after they invested in lean factory initiatives.”
PennAir Aluminum Extrusion provides 80/20 aluminum profiles. or bars, that have channels used to connect other bars and parts – for instance: panels, linear bearings, or casters. It is a building system anyone can use to create custom solutions for any industry.
Build your solutions with simple hand tools — no welding required. T-slot profiles are strong and modular, so if you need to make changes it’s not a problem. Adjustments and assembly are straightforward and fast. Here are some basic assembly instructions for common parts.
From planning and design to fabrication and installation, PennAir helps create a customized solution designed to meet your extrusion needs. Our specialists have experience with design software, and access to the latest file resources and educational information.
Aluminum Extrusion Division Manager
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