Aluminium Channel

Aluminium channels, formed through extrusion, stand as vital components stocked by Steel Friend. Renowned for their high strength-to-weight ratio, aluminium channels find extensive use in general fabrication across diverse industries. Let's delve into the characteristics, applications, and detailed specifications of aluminium channels, shedding light on their diverse uses and enduring appeal.

Aluminium Channel

Characteristics and Specifications

Aluminium channels, available in both 6082 and 6063 alloys, are stocked in various sizes in the UK, with additional sizing options accessible through global sourcing opportunities. These channels, primarily used for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, offer versatility and durability in structural applications.

Physical Properties

Aluminium channels exhibit properties conducive to their widespread use:

PropertyValue
Density at 20°C kg/m32700
Young's Modulus (E) GPa69
Poisson's Ratio0.33
Thermal Conductivity W/m K at 20°C237
Specific Heat Capacity at 20°C J/kg K900
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS) at 20°C61.5

Applications Across Industries

Aluminium channels find diverse applications across industries, owing to their versatility and adaptability. Some common applications include:

  1. Construction and Architecture:

    • Structural beams, curtain walls, and façade systems benefit from aluminium channels, offering strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal.
  2. Manufacturing and Industrial Design:

    • Industrial machinery, equipment frames, and conveyor systems utilize aluminium channels for their corrosion resistance and ease of fabrication.
  3. Transportation:

    • In automotive and aerospace sectors, aluminium channels are employed in vehicle frames, providing lightweight solutions without compromising structural integrity.
  4. Electronics and Electrical Engineering:

    • Electronic enclosures, heatsinks, and electrical conductor housings utilize aluminium channels for their thermal conductivity and electrical properties.

Detailed Specifications

Below are the detailed specifications of aluminium channels, categorized into equal and unequal sizes:

Table of Weights of Equal Channel

SizeWeight per Meter (kg)
1/2" x 1/2" x 1/16"0.15
1/2" x 1/2" x 1/8"0.27
5/8" x 5/8" x 1/8"0.35
3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8"0.44
20mm x 20mm x 3.0mm0.44
25mm x 25mm x 3.0mm0.56
1" x 1" x 1/8"0.60
1" x 1" x 3/16"0.86
1.1/4" x 1.1/4" x 1/8"0.76
1.1/4" x 1.1/4" x 3/16"1.10
1.1/2" x 1.1/2" x 1/8"0.93
1.1/2" x 1.1/2" x 3/16"1.35
1.1/2" x 1.1/2" x 1/4"1.74
1.3/4" x 1.3/4" X 1/8"1.09
1.3/4" x 1.3/4" X 1/4"2.07
2" x 2" x 1/8"1.25
2" x 2" x 1/4"2.40

Table of Weights of Unequal Channel

SizeWeight per Meter (kg)
3/4" x 1/2" x 1/8"0.33
1" x 1/2" x 1/8"0.38
1" x 3/4" x 1/8"0.49
1" x 2" x 1/8"1.02
1.1/4" x 3/4" x 1/8"0.55
1.1/2" x 1" x 1/8"0.71
1.3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8"0.65
2" x 1" x 1/8"0.82
2" x 1" x 3/16"1.19
2" x 1" x 1/4"1.53
2.1/2" x 1.1/4" x 3/16"1.51
3" x 1" x 1/8"1.04
3" x 1.1/2" x 1/4"2.70
3" x 2" x 1/4"2.83
4" x 2" x 1/8"1.69
4" x 2" x 1/4"3.27

Aluminium channels, with their blend of strength, versatility, and detailed specifications, serve as indispensable components across various industries. As the quest for sustainable and efficient materials continues, aluminium channels stand at the forefront, offering solutions that meet the demands of modern construction, design, and manufacturing.


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