MiniTec UK is publishing a reference guide to machine framing system design and applications. The pocket-sized 72-page hard copy book entitled Profile Systems for Mechanical Engineering contains useful information such as materials analysis and structural design considerations, as well as explaining the time and cost benefits for extruded aluminium systems versus traditional steel fabrication.
As profile systems and associated machine building components from various manufacturers evolve to become the preferred building technique for modern production, test and assembly equipment, the choice for designers becomes ever more complex. Profile Systems for Mechanical Engineering takes a broad view to help machine builders make considered decisions about materials selection, structural design, adaptability of profile systems, application diversity, fastening technologies and design software.
An Applications section presents real-world examples from different fields of mechanical engineering wherein MiniTec's own Profile System has delivered considerably shortened design and assembly times, thereby helping OEMs and system builders to realise faster times to market and reduced development costs for fully modular and easily scaled machine designs.
The book is available free of charge by contacting MiniTec.
MiniTec's Profile System range of aluminium and stainless steel machine framing and construction components is designed to save time in design, purchase and assembly. The range is backed by comprehensive on-line and off-line CAD support and uses the rapid Powerlock fastener system that allows rapid profile assembly with no need to drill holes.
Used for machine framing, machine guards, workbenches, conveyors, parts handling machinery, automated manufacturing, and assembly and test equipment, the modular and versatile Profile System includes a complete range of related components: Linear System motion components to make machine building faster and easier, wheels, supports, hinges, doors, panels, conveyors, specialised electrical and pneumatic equipment, motors, drives and motion controls.