Material Handling

80/20 T-slot aluminum profiles and parts create efficiencies through ergonomic material handling solutions.


Increase Productivity with
Material Handling

For Complex Processes

The complexity of managing the movement, storage, protection and control of materials and products throughout the manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal lifecycle requires evolving resources. You’re challenged with finding more efficient, productive, and adaptable ways to complete these tasks.

Custom Applications = Savings

The case for custom material handling solutions is straightforward. Lean resources, such as personalized workstations and storage units, help reduce costs and increase productivity:

  • Reduce floor space by up to 60%
  • Recognize almost 25% faster order picking
  • Experience as much as 47% reduction in labor costs

What’s more, the preventative aspect is just as compelling. Consider that 60% of all workers’ compensation claims are associated with manual material handling tasks, or that about 291 million workdays are lost in the United States every year from back pain!

Durable and Flexible

Increasingly, material handling activities are taking on a strategic role and aid in the reduction of inventory and the improvement of cycle times. These strategic goals must be balanced with ergonomic and safety initiatives in order to increase efficiencies and reduce the risk of injury.


PennAir Automation

Aluminum Extrusion often goes hand-in-hand with Automation applications. PennAir Automation is a full service engineering team acting as an extension of your company, assisting you regardless of where you are in your automation journey.

“Injuries to manufacturing workers resulted in 28% of all reported cases of sprains, strains, or tears in 2019”

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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.