Extruded Aluminum Channel
Channels are one of the most widely used extruded aluminum profile shapes because the aluminum alloy's malleability permits the extrusion of a wide array of different channel profile shapes and sizes suitable for many industrial, manufacturing and construction applications. Extruded aluminum channel is ideal for use in electronics enclosures and when running wiring in exposed areas. Traffic signals, exposed to weather extremes, benefit from extruded aluminum channel's resistance to corrosion. Extruded aluminum channel is widely used in railroad car windows and other components inside the train itself, in addition to the construction of the outer bodies of heavy vehicles such as trucks, since both require strength and less weight to maximize fuel efficiency.
Many different metal profile shapes are referred to as "channels"; however it is generally accepted that they fit into several widely-used categories. These shapes include U-channel, J-channel, C-channel, both square and rectangular open seam tubing, hat channel and almost any other unusually shaped aluminum extrusion profile for which there isn't another name, such as Z-channel.
6061 aluminum channel, also referred to as structural aluminum channel, is extruded aluminum channel that features inside radius corners, making it ideal for applications requiring greater strength but also the lighter weight characteristics and resistance to corrosion that aluminum offers. The household uses for extruded aluminum channel are also varied, since its sturdiness and ability to be molded to any shape or size make it an excellent choice for cabinets and wardrobes, window frames and ladders, to name only a few applications.
6061-T6 extruded aluminum channel's excellent joining characteristics and ability to accept applied coatings also make this product an excellent choice in aircraft and marine fittings and hardware. 6063-T5 extruded aluminum channel, with its square, sharp, defined edges, is an excellent choice for lightweight cosmetic and structural applications and is also usually available in smaller profile sizes than other types of aluminum channel.
Sapa Extrusion is pleased to offer a full range of extruded aluminum channel profiles for residential and commercial building, manufacturing, electrical and other industries. Our facilities for painting (including our high speed vertical powder coating line), anodizing and special coatings complement our advanced production facilities. Our complete fabricating services include precision cutting to semi-finished and fully finished parts and assemblies that meet AAMA Specifications and CSI Codes.
In addition to a wide range of extruded aluminum channel in a variety of shapes and sizes, Sapa Extrusion also offers a complete choice of structural angles, tees, zees, H-beams and I-beams, in a complete, up to 20" circle size. Our unmatched expertise in the design and manufacture of extrusion tooling ensures that we have a solution for every application and that our products will exceed your expectations.