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Aluminum extrusions for E-commerce logistics

We offer unlimited possibilities with aluminum extrusions for warehouses. Our aluminum profiles have endless design possibilities and are indispensable in your warehouse equipment and transport systems.

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Why aluminum for E-commerce warehouses & transport systems?

Aluminium is popular within E-commerce logistics because of its endless design possibilities, flexibility and light weight. Important features of our aluminum solutions are low weight, excellent formability and corrosion resistance. In addition, aluminum is 100% recyclable. It is also possible to add a surface treatment in a specific color.

In the video below we show some of our customers that have chosen aluminium profiles from Hydro in their system:

 

Possible applications for conveyor belts:

Conveyor belts can be used as logistical systems in warehouses. Extruded aluminum profiles are also used in the production of conveyor systems. You can view some examples below.

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1. Fast and efficient assembly of products

By adding functionalities to the profile, components such as side guides and sensors can easily be mounted. Corner connectors or mounting plates allow you to assemble your products quickly and efficiently.

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2. Working flexibly with modular system

Aluminum profile systems provide speed and flexibility during processing and assembly. The modular systems can be adapted to any working environment and are easy to expand with future transport solutions.

3. Profile optimization

Developing your own extrusion profile for your application to replace a standard profile? You have a quick return on your investment. By optimizing the design, the weight of your profiles can be reduced. Integrating various functions into the profile design facilitates assembly during further processing. A local, dedicated and experienced team of product engineers and a global R&D network within the Hydro organization ensure that we can offer you unparalleled design and application expertise.

4. Bending of profiles

The ability to incorporate bent aluminum profiles into a structure gives a designer more design freedom. A properly designed extrusion profile that is effectively bent can create a seamless joint in a structure.

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Extrusion profiles with a wall thickness of 2 mm. to as much as 15 mm. can be bent and small bending radii of 300 mm. are possible in the process. The bending possibilities are different for each profile and will have to be considered separately.

5. One-stop-shop

A construction with aluminum extrusion profiles is light, durable and low-maintenance. The right surface treatment protects the surface of the profile and ensures a sleek appearance. As a "one stop shop", in addition to the extrusion of long lengths and precision profiles, we also have the ability to mill, anodize, powder coat and cut profiles to size. This enables us to supply you with a complete product.

6. Customer-specific extrusion profiles

Are you developing your own transport system or logistics solutions? Sometimes there are special requirements regarding dimensions or tolerances as with rail or guideway profiles. Hydro in the Benelux specializes in the production of durable extruded customer specific aluminum profiles. The locations where we extrude small, medium as well as big and wide aluminum profiles are located throughout the Benelux, so we are always locally present.

Design manual

The Design Manual is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of designing with aluminum extrusion profiles. The book is available in English, Dutch and German.

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Order a free copy of the design manual here

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