Industrial aluminum profiles have many classification methods, among which slot width can also be used as a classification basis. There are four common slot widths for industrial aluminum profiles: 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm. Many people may wonder, what is the use of knowing the slot width? In fact, the effect is significant. Below we will explain it in detail.
The slot width of aluminum profiles is an important basis for selecting accessories. Different slot widths require different accessories to facilitate installation. For example, some accessories that need to be installed in the slot pit of the profile, such as bolts, nuts, built-in connectors, angle connectors, slot connectors, flat sealed slots, etc., the main basis for selecting these accessories is the slot width of industrial aluminum profiles. Otherwise, they cannot be installed. Therefore, the slot width of industrial aluminum profiles is very important for the selection of accessories.
In many cases, industrial aluminum profiles need to be used in conjunction with plates. If the plate is installed in the slot pit of the profile, the slot width of the profile has a great impact on the plate thickness. In principle, the thickness of the plate for 4mm slot profile can only be 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, or 4mm, otherwise it cannot be installed.
In practical use, it is necessary to use a pressure strip. Generally, according to the formula of the thickness of the pressure strip + the thickness of the selected plate, the slot pit of industrial aluminum profiles is generally used.
For example, if a 4mm-thick pressure bar is used, if a slot 6mm profile is used to install the panel, the thickness of the plate can only be 2mm; if a slot 8mm profile is used to install the panel, the plate thickness can be selected as 4mm. Therefore, the slot width of industrial aluminum profiles still has a relatively large influence on the selection of plate thickness.
Generally speaking, the wider the slot of industrial aluminum profiles, the larger the specification, the larger the stress area, and the better the bearing capacity. Usually, the bearing range of the frame is judged by this method. For example, the bearing range of the slot 6mm profile is 100kg, the bearing range of the slot 8mm profile is about 400kg, and the bearing range of the slot 10mm profile is 800kg.
Of course, this is only an estimated value. The initial selection and design can use estimated values, but it is necessary to calculate which type of industrial aluminum profiles to use.
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