The process of shaping aluminum by forcing it through a shaped opening within a die is called aluminum extrusion. What emerges from the process is an elongated piece of aluminum with a profile that matches the die opening. Because it is considered easier and faster to manipulate, aluminum is now replacing the use of steel in extrusion used to create industrial furniture such as the aluminum adjustable height tables manufactured by RDM Industrial Products.
Adjustable height tables raise and lower items during material handling. One common use for these tables is to reduce the possibility of musculoskeletal disorders. Adjustable height tables allow operators to position their work at the proper height that is suited specifically to them, creating comfortable, ergonomically correct working conditions. Also, loads weighing multiple tons can be easily raised and lowered using RDM’s adjustable height tables, which can safeguard against potential personel lifting injuries.
Adjustable height aluminum tables come in various configurations and they can be manufactured to suit many specialized industrial processes. The most common adjustable table design includes hydraulic cylinders with manual hand crank or electric motor to accomplish lifting tasks. When loads are not heavy, 1500 lbs or less, the tables may be driven by a hand crank. Industries that commonly use these tables include laboratories, manufacturing, assembly, woodworking, heavy machinery, paper printing, and metalworking.
Carts made from aluminum include casters and shelves that are sometimes adjustable. These are used in food service, warehouses, distribution centers, and other industrial and commercial locations. Designed for high load capacity and durability, they assist operators with material handling and transport from one location to another.
An aluminum extrusion adjustable height tables and carts are typically more expensive than steel frame furniture and should be considered as an investment to satisfy specific applications that require non-ferrous metal, such as electromagnetic equipment environments, cleanroom, or special laboratory use. On average, these units are 3-4 time more expensive than traditional steel frame furniture. The versatility of the aluminum extrusion frame’s adjustability can also make the investment worthwhile, making it easy for units to be modified in size or features easily with simple hand tools. If aluminum extrusion framed furniture is on your list, please consider RDM Industrial Products as your deign / manufacturing solution.