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Modularity Made Easy

80/20 T-slot aluminum profiles are durable and built to withstand the repetitive motions inherent in pneumatic systems. Did you know that pneumatic components such as valves and actuators are designed to fit directly into a T-slot profile? You'll find 80/20 products commonly used in load arms for pick and place pneumatic equipment and end-of-arm tooling.

Profiles for Your Processes

With 80/20 you have access to a wide range of profiles, including both fractional (imperial) and metric options. With light and heavy-duty varieties, combinations of closed and open T-slots, Ready Tube® and Quick Frame®, radius and angled, black anodize and yellow powder coat, or smooth and align-a-grooves, you’re sure to find the exact profile to fit your design.

Stand up to Your Environment

Pneumatic components must withstand the high impact and heavy vibrations of constant use. 80/20 T-slot aluminum profiles stand up to these challenges where other framing options fail. The “2-degree drop-lock” is a unique 80/20 design that combats high stress and vibrations. When engaged, the drop-lock creates a vibration-resistant connection. The anodized aluminum is resistant to hydraulic fluids and harsh cleaning chemicals, and provides strength comparable to carbon steel.

Cross-sectional diagram of a 2-degree drop lock with torque application indicated.

Fun Fact: Disney World has an underground pneumatic tube system! It uses compressed air to propel waste at 60 miles per hour to a central collection point.

T-slot Channel Provides Multiple Benefits

Detailed view of a cable management system with hoses and connectors attached to an aluminum extrusion frame.

Integrated Wire Management

Wires, power supplies, tubes, and cables work with the profile – they can be recessed within the T-slot channel or mounted on the profile surface utilizing wire management components for easy access, improving organization and safety, as well as providing a cleaner-looking application.

Aluminum extrusion profiles connected with brackets allowing for adjustable positioning.

Precision with Positioning

Instead of modifying your equipment to fit a standardized frame, simply mount components wherever you need directly along the profile. The T-slot channel also allows you to mount and modify these accessories and fixtures along any axis – get the precise angles and placement your processes require.

Industrial workstation with a blue base and equipped with machinery, emergency stop button, and warning signs.

Reduced Downtime

T-slot channels enable simple maintenance with little downtime and easy replacement of motors, gauges, or vacuum systems that wear over repeated use. 80/20 offers a variety of pressure manifold feed and access plates as well as linear motion bearings and components to augment your pneumatic solution. From an air brake system to a compressed-air engine, use 80/20 for your customized project.

Find Out Why Modular Means More

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Solution Possibilities

  1. Custom Air Break Systems
  2. Load Arms
  3. End of Arm Tooling
  4. Safety Guards
  1. Material Handling Carts
  2. Workstations
  3. Testing Equipment
  4. Machine Frames
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