Molding & Plastics

As the molding and plastics industries grow and expand, you’re tasked with consistently analyzing your production processes to find new ways to become increasingly efficient with fewer materials. Coupled with expectations of fast speed to market and tight timetables, you need solutions that are built for today but with the ability to adapt to tomorrow.

Durability Meets Functionality

80/20 T-slot profiles provide solutions to manufacturing challenges; used in a variety of applications, aluminum profiles are similar in strength to steel, long-lasting, easily reconfigurable, and provide completely customizable applications. Unlike steel or piping, T-slots are easy to clean and maintain, saving time and speeding up production. They are corrosion-resistant and can withstand temperature changes better than alternatives.

The T-slot Advantage

Commonly used for fixtures, guarding, jigs, machine frames, repair benches, and enclosures, the 80/20 T-slot system is a sustainable product that allows you to tailor your design and integrate with existing structures. The profiles also enable you to incorporate tooling plates and blocks, punches, spreaders, and slitters anywhere along the T-slot, reducing changeover times between jobs..

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Complete Solutions

Every stage in the production lifecycle is important, from concept to completion. This includes material handling of parts, work-in-process, and finished goods. Custom workstations and material handling solutions are most efficient when designed specifically for your resources. 80/20 provides high-quality floor-to-frame parts that are tailored to your needs; add leveling feet for uneven floors, casters for mobility, or storage bins for organization.

Did you know that OSHA has specific guidelines for horizontal injection and thermoforming machines?


Guarding and Safety Solutions

The need for comprehensive safety and guarding equipment also poses unique hurdles and opportunities. Plastics processing machines are complex and require protection from nip points, several moving parts, and exposure to both high voltage and temperatures. 80/20 offers a range of products for your specific guarding and enclosure needs to limit your risks, damage, and expenses. Request your free Guarding & Safety Solutions Booklet to learn more.


Reduced Cycle Times

It’s important for you to get new machines, equipment and resources up and running quickly. To improve setup times as well as simplify and speed up your cycle time from idea to implementation, 80/20 offers a large selection of design tools and file types so that you can easily integrate these products into your current software and planning systems.

Solution Possibilities

  • 5Machine Frames
  • 5Work Cells
  • 5 Conveyor Systems
  • 5Guards
  • 5Material Handling Carts
  • 5Mobile Workstations
  • 5Testing Fixtures
  • 5Robotic Arm Bases
  • 5Repair Benches
  • 5Enclosures