Machine Framing

With T-slot aluminum profiles and products, the frame becomes a part of your process, helping to create streamlined systems.


Durability & Strength
comparable to steel

More than a Frame

80/20 T-slot aluminum framing offers durability and strength comparable to steel, but without the corrosive properties and heavy assembly and maintenance costs. Consider the automotive industry’s switch from heavy steel frames to lightweight and strong aluminum. Aluminum offers a faster, safer, environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution. Our unique two-degree drop-lock feature provides connections that are strong and vibration resistant.

Integrate Your Machine

With T-slot profiles and parts you can integrate cables, automation components, computer monitors, and safety devices anywhere along the T-slot frame. Add tools where they can best optimize your operations. What’s more; it’s simple to make adjustments as you need to move, add, fix, or make changes to the parts. Steel options can’t provide this level of flexibility.


Product for Your Processes

You have access to the largest stock and variety of products in the industry to meet all of your specifications. 80/20 offers a wide selection of profile series in both the fractional and metric family, with options ranging from as large as 3” x 6”, to as small as 20 x 20mm. We can meet your project needs, no matter the scale.

Incorporate Linear Motion

80/20 linear motion products are easily incorporated, introducing movement and opening up possibilities. All 80/20 bearings have UHMW pads that are self-lubricating, eliminating the need for messy oils and reducing maintenance time and costs. And with an infinite number of connection points, the 80/20 T-slot system delivers unmatched precision and adjustability.

Make it Mobile With Casters

Add mobility with casters rated up to 2200 pounds per wheel, or immobilize equipment at a desired location with position floor locks. Choose from leveling feet that are chemical resistant and can reduce and absorb vibration or even add anchors. From top to bottom, 80/20 has the framing components to fit your needs.

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.

Connect with Dave Wallace

Aluminum Extrusion Division Manager

Whether you have questions about products, services, or a demo our team is ready to help.