ALUMINUM T-SLOT CONVEYOR SOLUTIONS
Aluminum T-Slot Conveyor Framework and Enclosures
At Parco, we partner with industry leaders to help provide you custom conveyor systems that will fit your application and needs. We understand lean processes and can create t-slot conveyor solutions that are quickly and easily installed. From design to delivery, our team at Parco will ensure that you receive exactly what you want. Our industry knowledge in automation helps us to design and create robotic, automated, and conveyor solutions for every type of environment.
There are various types of conveyors found in almost every industry. From automotive to food manufacturing, conveyors are key pieces of equipment found on factory floors.
Parco can custom design framework and enclosures or guarding for conveyors in any setting. We often design roller conveyor solutions for clients to help increase their productivity and decrease the product’s material handling time.
Industrial conveyors often need enclosures to protect the operators as well as the equipment and the product traveling on the conveyor. Below we will discuss t-slot’s capabilities for both framework and enclosure for conveyor systems.
Building Conveyor Framework with Aluminum T-Slot’s
Choosing the right conveyor system involves several factors that include:
- Energy efficiency
- Reliability of parts and components
- Adaptable to changing needs
- Safe when operational
- Product requirements
All of the above are achieved with t-slot aluminum framing systems. With t-slot, a conveyor system can adapt to the ever-changing factory floor due to its modularity. T-slot framing is reliable and durable, suitable for harsh environments where even corrosion would be an issue. Operationally speaking, t-slot is easy to install, and sturdy once assembled and mounted.
Installing the wrong conveyor system can quickly undermine a company’s profit, efficiency, and competitive advantage. When evaluating t-slot for a conveyor system, we recommend understanding your product requirements and process before reaching the design phase. The following are questions you will need the answers to before creating a conveyor framework and enclosures or fencing.
Product Requirements and Process
- What type of product is being conveyed?
- What is the product’s max weight?
- What is the weight per foot of the product?
- What are the dimensions of the product?
- How are they going to move, and in what orientation (scanning barcodes)?
- At what distance and speed will they be moved, and will they have curves or require elevation and side guides?
- What is the available space for the conveyor system?
- What is the ambient environment?
- Will the conveyor system be incorporated with automation equipment, and if so, will safety guarding be needed?
- Will the product need to be protected at any point on the pathway?
Parco Inc’s Aluminum T-Slot Conveyor Enclosures
Enclosures for conveyors serve several purposes that include protecting the product, operators, and equipment. Enclosures can be expanded to fit numerous parts of the process. They can be made from materials such as polycarbonate or expanded wire mesh. With t-slot, attaching these protective panels can provide impact resistance, optical viewing, or chemical resistance. Enclosures can also include options such as:
- Doors, hinges, and locks
- Safety lights
At Parco, we can help provide you with a custom conveyor system or enclosure that will fit your application and needs. Our CAD software will take your idea and requirements and supply you with a 3Dmodel and bill of materials for your review. With your specifications (weight, height, etc.), we can ensure that the solution we create in CAD will withstand its proposed load and function before it is ever built. In addition to conveyor framework and systems, Parco also provides the following solutions:
- Machine and Perimeter Guarding
- Industrial Platforms, Stairs, and Crossovers
- Industrial Sound Enclosures
If you are ready to design your idea now, feel free to visit our design quoter and get started. If you have any questions or need more information on how t-slot can work for your application, contact us and we will be happy to help you.