You are probably aware that we are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution.
The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the line between cyber and physical systems
The first three industrial revolutions transformed and revolutionised our society and with each stage the world fundamentally changed around us. Technological evolution speeds up exponentially as each generation of technology improves on the last. As change becomes more rapid it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of this when installing infrastructure such as factories.
There are some key areas where GAP Engineering can help improve your ability to keep pace.
CAD models play a crucial role in the planning and implementation of modern factory installations. It is becoming more common for the interior of entire buildings to be 3D scanned so that a complete CAD model of the entire workplace can be created. Every detail such as work flow, positioning of safety fencing, height restrictions and positioning of equipment can be thoroughly analysed before any other steps are taken.
CAD models for all our profiles and accessories are available for download in several CAD formats. If that is not of use to you, we provide a CAD design service.
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There’s an old saying, “The more things change the more they stay the same”. So, keeping up with the changing industrial environment there will always be a need to convert new ideas into new physical functions. That will normally require new machines. To build new and better there will almost always be a need to build prototypes. As the rate of change increases you would expect the pace of prototyping to increase correspondingly.
This is where products such as t-slot extruded aluminium profiles play a vital role in allowing for the construction of workable prototypes that can easily be redesigned and modified. Furthermore using t-slot profile, many components can be recycled for other prototypes with minimal for cutting or welding of metal. We stock over 60 varieties of t-slot profile as well as a large range of joining and other accessories.
Adaptable cost effective machine frames.
Because it can be modified without the use of metal cutting, grinding, welding or painting the Alusic t-slot aluminium extrusion system can save a lot of money when there is a requirement for modifications and improvements to machine frames. Because it is usually more cost effective to use this system for the initial construction it really is the best solution available. It is very easy to add additional components or frame work members with minimal impact.
Using T Slot Aluminium Profiles and accessories enables the smooth integration of many different components such as conveyors , workstations ,lighting,compressed air,electrical components and much more.When it is time to make some improvements it is easy to make modifications and add components.
The components that make up the framework we supply match the safety fencing components so they can integrate perfectly and any modifications required can be carried out with minimal impact to the rest of the factory.
Profilium T slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories are used in the following applications.
- Machinery Frames
- Industrial work stations
- Clean room work stations
- Trade Show Displays
- Clean Rooms / High Altitude Rooms
- Display Units
- 3D Scanning Frames
- Linear Guides and Actuators
- Machine Guards and Enclosures
- Safety Fencing
- Racing Simulators
- Racks and Cabinets
- Air Tables
- Laboratory Jigs and Frames
- CNC router beds and frames
- Industrial Jigs
- Robot Heads
- Audio Visual Supports/ Frames
- Special Purpose Vehicle frames
- Automotive tie downs and roof racks
- Light Boxes
- Vision System frames
- Camera stands
- Automation Sensor Brackets
- Solar panel stands/ supports