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T-SLOT FASTENERS

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T-slot fasteners allow you to connect Parco aluminum extrusions to one another at various angles without having to machine your parts. All you need to do is cut the t-slots to the desired length and bolt the extrusions together using fasteners and corner brackets or joining plates.

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T-slot aluminum fasteners are an important component in the world of manufacturing and engineering. They are used to connect and secure aluminum framing systems and structures, such as machine bases, workstations, enclosures, and safety guarding. T-slot aluminum fasteners provide a modular and flexible solution that enables quick and easy assembly and disassembly, customization, and modification of aluminum structures. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and applications of t-slot aluminum fasteners, as well as their types and characteristics.

Benefits of T-Slot Aluminum Fasteners

T-slot aluminum fasteners offer several benefits over traditional fastening methods, such as welding, drilling, tapping, and bolting. Some of the key advantages include:

Flexibility: T-slot aluminum fasteners allow for easy and versatile assembly of aluminum structures. They offer infinite adjustability and reconfigurability, which means you can easily modify, expand, or reassemble the structure without the need for specialized tools or skills.

Strength: T-slot aluminum fasteners provide a strong and durable connection between aluminum profiles. The fasteners distribute the load evenly across the entire length of the T-slot, which reduces stress concentration and increases the overall strength of the joint.

Aesthetics: T-slot aluminum fasteners offer a clean and modern look to aluminum structures. They eliminate the need for unsightly brackets, brackets, or clamps, which can detract from the appearance of the structure.

Cost-effective: T-slot aluminum fasteners are cost-effective in the long run. They reduce labor costs, minimize scrap, and allow for easy repairs and replacements, which can save money and time.

Applications of T-Slot Aluminum Fasteners

T-slot aluminum fasteners are widely used in various industries and applications, including:

Automation and robotics: T-slot aluminum framing systems are commonly used in automation and robotics to build custom machine frames, workstations, guarding, and conveyors.

Material handling and storage: T-slot aluminum framing systems are ideal for building customized carts, shelving, and racks for material handling and storage.

Cleanroom and laboratory: T-slot aluminum framing systems are commonly used in cleanroom and laboratory applications due to their clean and hygienic design, easy assembly, and flexibility.

Exhibition and trade show: T-slot aluminum framing systems are popular in exhibition and trade show applications due to their modular and portable design, which allows for easy setup and teardown.

Types of T-Slot Aluminum Fasteners

There are several types of T-slot aluminum fasteners available in the market, each with its own unique characteristics and applications. Some of the common types include:

T-bolts: T-bolts are used to clamp two T-slots together. They are available in various sizes and lengths to fit different T-slots.

T-nuts: T-nuts are used to create a threaded connection in a T-slot. They are inserted into the T-slot and provide a secure anchor point for bolts and screws.

End fasteners: End fasteners are used to connect two aluminum profiles end-to-end. They come in various shapes and sizes to fit different profiles.

Angle brackets: Angle brackets are used to connect two aluminum profiles at a 90-degree angle. They provide a strong and rigid connection for corner joints.

T-slot aluminum fasteners offer a versatile, strong, and cost-effective solution for connecting and securing aluminum framing systems and structures. They provide a clean and modern look, offer infinite adjustability and reconfigurability, and are widely used in various industries and applications. By understanding the benefits and types of T-slot aluminum fasteners, you can choose the right fastening solution for your specific application and optimize the performance and aesthetics of your aluminum structure.

T-Slot Fasteners

When designing and constructing with aluminum t-slot extrusions, you’ll find there is a variety of accessories to assist in assembly; such as:

The above will help to build the aluminum framework for your desired application. Below we will discuss each one with an emphasis on the tslot fastener and its importance in customizing your project.

T-Slot Fasteners vs. Connectors

Fasteners are often confused with connectors, and vice versa. The two terms are used interchangeably when building t-slotted aluminum frameworks but have different uses. Unlike a connector, a t-slot fastener is used to attach accessories to  t-slot extrusion. Aluminum modular framing is built to be versatile and allow for numerous mounting options by way of fasteners. With the use of a t-slot fastener, you can mount a multitude of things like:

There are various types of fasteners, each one with its own distinct purpose.

The t-nut is the most common tslot fastener, and can come in the following designs:

In addition to the t-nuts, there are also t-bolts, which are made for metric and fractional profiles. T-bolts are used to fasten panels or components to an aluminum t-slotted extrusion. These fasteners are also commonly used as a grounding lug in ESD applications.

T-slot aluminum also uses external fasteners and this is where terminology can get tricky. This type of tslot hardware can be used as a fastener or a connector; either an anchor, end, central or hidden corner. These all mount anywhere easily to the outside of the t-slot aluminum to create strong connection points.

When using t-slotted aluminum for industrial applications, internal fasteners are best. Internal fasteners often require machining of the bars, whereas external fasteners/connectors do not.

T-Slot Connectors

While discussing the various types of t-slot fasteners and connectors, let’s not forget how easy it is to work with t-slot framing. No clamping or welding, just connect and go. From brackets to assembly plates, gussets and bolts, connectors come in all forms.

In order for a whole assembly to be durable and effective, it will need strong joint configurations. Like t-slot fasteners, connectors each have their own purpose depending on the construction, whether simple or complex. The different types of connectors include:

T-Slot Aluminum Frame to Floor

For a framework to stand on its own, it will need some help. Whether attaching to the floor or to the ceiling, mounting your framework will either need base plates, leveling feet or floor brackets. If you need your assembly to be mobile, there are casters available as well. Below, we have listed out some information on each frame to floor accessory for you.

Leveling Feet

As the name implies, leveling feet will allow the t-slot aluminum framework to sit level on the ground. From stud length to pad material and thread types, leveling feet come in an array of designs to help framework sit level.

Floor Brackets

In many settings, assemblies such as machine framing or barriers need to be securely anchored in its designated place. Floor brackets are made from materials like steel or anodized aluminum.

Base Plates

These adapters are for mounting a leveling foot onto a bar where there is no center bore to tap. Base plates will require the adjoining bar to be tapped in order to receive it.

Casters

Casters offer framework mobility. They are defined by their load rating range (5 levels) of light-duty to extra super duty. Casters come in different types such as:

We hope this information has helped you learn more about fasteners and other accessories for the aluminum t-slot extrusion framework. If you have further questions about any of the accessories mentioned, feel free to reach out at (800) 817-0617 and let us help you!

 

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  • This was the first time I tried Parco-inc. for one of my t-slot projects. It was easy to find what I needed and order on the website. I got the parts quickly and the quality was great, so I will be buying here from now on!
  • Really good quality aluminum i can feel the difference between it and other parts i ordered from china also the measurements was on point
  • I use ALOT of these little anchor faster, every month. My regular vendor was out of stock, and so I found Parco and ordered from them. The fasteners arrived quickly, we're high quality, and they even worked with me on a bulk discounted price. 10/10 in all areas!!
  • I am a small business and needed the t slot in a hurry. They processed my order, cut to size and shipped in less then 36 hours and 2 days before Christmas. Wonderful customer service. Thank you
  • Just awesome. Great customer service and response to questions, all cuts and pieces exactly like I ordered, extrusions seem like quality, fast shipping, and well packed to protect the items. I can't say enough about the quality and service. Will order again.