The GreenFrame (GF) Series from SUS Corporation is a lightweight structural framing system made entirely out of aluminum. The product debuts Sept. 10-12 at the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Midwest conference in Chicago.
According to the firm, GF Series frames take 66 percent less time to assemble than industry-standard plastic resin coated steel pipes while providing greater strength and durability. It is already being used by companies worldwide, the most notable being Toyota Auto Body, which uses GF Series frames to increase production efficiency and ergonomics.
Plastic resin coated steel pipes are commonly used for lean structures in manufacturing facilities; however, they are often heavy and difficult to assemble. With its lightweight construction and easy-to-assemble design, the GF series offers a more economical and aesthetically-pleasing option.
The aluminum profiles contain mounting features that allow connectors to grip and securely fasten with a single bolt, ensuring a reliable fit every time.
Because they are made entirely out of aluminum, GF series frames are full recyclable and 40 percent lighter than plastic resin coated steel pipes. The frames also provide a maintenance free finish that is resistant to corrosion and scratches.
GreenFrame also enables Karakuri, an energy-saving system that utilizes the flow of gravity to guide the system forward, increasing efficiency and ergonomics.