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LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile
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LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile
LED Aluminum Profile

Aluminum Profile Production Process

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led aluminum profile produce



    The LED Aluminum Profile Extrusion Process

    Step #1: The Extrusion Die is Prepared and Moved to the Extrusion Press

    First, a round-shaped die is machined from H13 steel. Or, if one is already available, it is pulled from a warehouse like the one you see here.Before extrusion, the die must be preheated to between 450-500 degrees celsius to help maximize its life and ensure even metal flow. Once the die has been preheated, it can be loaded into the extrusion press.

    Step #2: An Aluminum Billet is Preheated Before Extrusion

    Next, a solid, cylindrical block of aluminum alloy, called a billet, is cut from a longer log of alloy material. It is preheated in an oven, like this one, to between 400-500 degrees celsius. This makes it malleable enough for the extrusion process but not molten.

    Step #3: The Billet is Transferred to the Extrusion Press

    Once the billet has been preheated, it is transferred mechanically to the extrusion press. mBefore it is loaded onto the press, a lubricant (or release agent) is applied to it. The release agent is also applied to the extrusion ram, to prevent the billet and ram from sticking together.

    Step #4: The Ram Pushes the Billet Material into the Container

    Now, the malleable billet is loaded into the extrusion press, where the hydraulic ram applies up to 15,000 tons of pressure to it. As the ram applies pressure, the billet material is pushed into the container of the extrusion press. The material expands to fill the walls of the container.

    Step #5: The Extruded Material Emerges Through the Die

    As the alloy material fills the container, it is now being pressed up against the extrusion die. With continual pressure being applied to it, the aluminum material has nowhere to go except out through the opening(s) in the die. It emerges from the die’s opening in the shape of a fully-formed profile.

    Step #6: Extrusions are Guided Along the Runout Table and Quenched

    After emerging, the extrusion is gripped by a puller, like the one you see here, which guides it along the runout table at a speed that matches its exit from the press. As it moves along the runout table, the profile is “quenched,” or uniformly cooled by a water bath or by fans above the table.

    Step #7: Extrusions are Sheared to Table Length

    Once an extrusion reaches its full table length, it is sheared by a hot saw to separate it from the extrusion process. At every step of the process, temperature plays an important role. Although the extrusion was quenched after exiting the press, it has not yet fully cooled.

    Step #8: Extrusions are Cooled to Room Temperature

    After shearing, table-length extrusions are mechanically transferred from the runout table to a cooling table, like the one you see here. The profiles will remain there until they reach room temperature. Once they do, they will need to be stretched.

    Step #9: Extrusions are Moved to the Stretcher and Stretched into Alignment

    Some natural twisting has occurred in the profiles and this needs to be corrected. To correct this, they are moved to a stretcher. Each profile is mechanically gripped on both ends and pulled until it is fully straight and has been brought into specification.

    Step #10: Extrusions are Moved to the Finish Saw and Cut to Length

    With the table-length extrusions now straight and fully work-hardened, they are transferred to the saw table. Here, they are sawed to pre-specified lengths, generally between 8 and 21 feet long. At this point, the properties of the extrusions match the T4 temper. After sawing, they can be moved to an aging oven to be aged to the T5 or T6 temper.

    Heat Treatment: Improving Mechanical Properties

    Once extrusion is completed, profiles can be heat treated to enhance their properties. Then, after heat treatment, they can receive various surface finishes to enhance their appearance and corrosion protection. They can also undergo fabrication operations to bring them to their final dimensions

    Surface Finishing: Enhancing Appearance and Corrosion Protection

    Aluminum profiles can undergo a number of different finishing operations. The two main reasons to consider these is that they can enhance the appearance of the aluminum and can also enhance its corrosion properties. But there are other benefits as well.
    For example, the process of anodization thickens the metal’s naturally-occurring oxide layer, improving its corrosion resistance and also making the metal more resistant to wear, improving surface emissivity, and providing a porous surface that can accept different colored dyes. Other finishing processes such as painting, powder coating, sandblasting, and sublimation (to create a wood look), can be undergone as well. In addition, there are many fabrication options for extrusions.

    Fabrication: Achieving Final Dimensions

    Fabrication options allow you to achieve the final dimensions that you are looking for in your extrusions. Profiles can be punched, drilled, machined, cut, etc. to match your specifications. For example, the fins on extruded aluminum heatsinks can be cross machined to create a pin design, or screw holes can be drilled into a structural piece. Regardless of your requirements, there is a wide range of operations that can be performed on aluminum profiles to create the perfect fit for your project.

    How To Install LED Aluminum Profile

    Step 1: Mount the LED aluminum profile.

    LED aluminum profiles are easy to install due to their lightweight. Depending on the shape and function of the LED aluminum profiles, they can be surface mounted, recessed or flush-mounted, corner mounted, or suspended. LED profiles are usually mounted using mounting brackets, screws, 3M double-sided tape or mounting adhesive, suspension cables, and fasteners.

    Surface mount aluminum profile

    You can mount the LED strip light channel directly on a wall, ceiling, or other surface using mounting brackets, 3M double-sided tape, or screws. Mounting brackets usually have pre-drilled holes. You can quickly fix them on the wall with screws. Then, the aluminum profile snaps into the mounting brackets.

    Installing an LED strip light channel with 3M double-sided tape is as easy as peeling and sticking. This installation requires the preparation of the mounting surface and ensuring it is clean and dry. Use isopropyl alcohol as a cleaning solvent and use acetone instead for the oily substrate.

    Since the LED profile is made of aluminum, it is also easy to penetrate with a screw so that the aluminum profile can be easily fixed to the mounting surface.

    Recessed mount or flush mount aluminum profile

    The aluminum profile is mounted behind a wall or other surface with the contoured opening flush with the surface. It would be best if you dug a recess in the mounting area to match the width and depth of the LED strip channel.

    Are you worried about the recess opening being uneven or too wide? Don’t worry. LED aluminum channel tracks with lips (also known as wings or flanges) on both sides. When flush-mounted, they can overlap unpleasant recess edges or gaps.

    Some LED aluminum profiles have two recesses in the side walls. Use the mounting clips to clamp onto the first or second recess to adjust the mounting height and the cooling distance between the LED profile and the recess base on the mounting surface.

    Corner mount aluminum profile

    The angle LED aluminum channel is used as an angle mounting substrate for LED strips, providing beam angles of 30°, 45°, and 60° concerning the mounting surface and creating ambiance in the corner areas of the room. Corner mounting is made easy by using mounting brackets, double-sided adhesive tape, etc.
    For corner mounting, the LED aluminum channel makes good use of space unavailable to other luminaires. In addition, special attention needs to be paid to dark corners when designing lighting schemes. Corner-mounted LED profiles easily brighten up corners stylishly and elegantly. Where does the high thermal performance of corner-mounted LED profiles come from? Let’s take the example of the 45° beam angle LED profile. The corner-mounted profile has an internal base at a 45° angle to the two walls of the profile. The inner base and the two walls of the LED channel form a cavity which enhances the cooling of the LED strip and the cooling of the channel.

    Suspended mount led aluminum extrusion profile

    LED extrusion profiles have been more and more used in elegant strip lighting for modern spaces. Hanging the LED extrusion profile from the ceiling is a new way to create contemporary lighting in the air. Pendant cables, buckles, and fasteners are usually used to hang the LED profiles.

    Step 2: Install LED strip lights into the LED extrusion profile.

    This is the typical peel-and-stick installation. Peel off the protection liner of the 3M double-sided tape and stick the LED strip to the inner base of the aluminum channel.

    Step 3: Pair the LED aluminum channel with cover.

    Line up the cover with the aluminum profile, squeeze one end of th cover into the profile, then press all the way to the other end. You can tell by the click sound if the cover sits in the position.

    Surface Mounted LED Aluminum Profiles

    LED strip profiles mounted to any surface easily, a great choice of adding light to existing structures.

    Surface led aluminum profile
    Recessed LED Aluminum Profiles

    LED strip profiles recessed into mounting surfaces to achieve a flush look, integrated into surroundings.

    Pendant LED Aluminum Profiles

    Pendant LED aluminum profiles range offers versatile, modern, and practical lighting solutions for many different applications. The linear LED lighting effect is perfect for above your desk, reception areas, meeting room tables, and more.

    Corner LED Aluminum Profiles

    Aluminum profiles mounted in corners, setting angled light beam to illuminate desired areas.

    Ring Circular LED Aluminum Profiles

    Ring Circular LED profiles are designed in a round shape. Commonly, these are suspended LED channels that hang from the ceiling.

    Wall LED Aluminum Profiles

    The wall LED aluminum profiles for drywall/plasterboard/marble/tile structure, which can be mounted on the surface of the dry wall and used for the linear lighting system for the architectural designs. 

    Floor LED Aluminum Profiles

    These specially designed aluminum profiles are made to illuminate steps and staircases using low voltage LED strip lights. Not only do these aluminum profiles provide safety while lighting steps and stairs but they also have ribbed tops for gripping and traction. With proper sealing techniques these channels can be used in outdoor architectural applications. Stop tripping over dark stairs and provide safety for your home and business guests with these specially designed aluminum profiles and LEDYi LED strips lights.

    Mini LED Aluminum Profiles

    Mini LED aluminum profiles are a collection of small-size aluminum channels. They can be installed in some narrow places.

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