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Material Transport & Custom Plastic Extrusion

Custom plastic extrusion components contribute to the efficiency, reliability, and safety of material transport across a wide range of industries. The custom extrusion process provides tailored components that meet the specific requirements of different applications.

Custom plastic extrusion finds application in various areas of material transport, where specialized components are needed to facilitate the movement, handling, and processing of goods. Some of the most popular key areas include:

Conveyor Systems

Custom plastic extrusion is extensively used in conveyor systems to manufacture components such as conveyor belts, roller covers, guides, cleats, and profiles. These components play vital roles in conveying goods efficiently across different industries, including manufacturing, logistics, food processing, and packaging.

Material Handling Equipment

Various material handling equipment, such as chutes, guides, slides, and bumpers, utilize custom plastic extrusion components. These components help in directing, controlling, and protecting the movement of materials within warehouses, distribution centers, and production facilities.

Packaging Machinery

Custom plastic extrusion is employed in the manufacturing of packaging machinery components like guides, rails, trays, and dividers. These components assist in the automated packaging processes, ensuring smooth and accurate handling of products during filling, sealing, labeling, and palletizing operations.

Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) rely on custom plastic extrusion for manufacturing components such as wheels, tracks, bumpers, and guides. These components enable AGVs to navigate through facilities, transport goods, and interact with production equipment safely and efficiently.

Conveyor Belt Systems for Bulk Material Handling

Industries involved in bulk material handling, such as mining, agriculture, and construction, utilize conveyor belt systems equipped with custom plastic extrusion components. These components include belt cleats, sidewalls, skirting, and impact bars, which enhance the performance and reliability of conveyor systems handling bulk materials like ores, grains, and aggregates.

Airport Baggage Handling Systems

Custom plastic extrusion components are used in airport baggage handling systems to manufacture conveyor belts, guides, dividers, and rollers. These components ensure the smooth and reliable movement of luggage through check-in, sorting, screening, and loading processes.

Retail and Distribution

Custom plastic extrusion components play a role in retail and distribution operations, such as in conveyor systems for sorting packages in distribution centers, as well as in retail settings for merchandise handling and display.

Retail and distribution uses countless components made from custom plastic extruding–both customer-facing and backend. Some of the most popular components include:

  • Sign Holders and Frames
  • Display Trims and Moldings
  • Shelving Systems
  • Security Seals and Tamper-Evident Packaging
  • Hanger Strips and Clips

Custom Extrusion with Inplex

Looking for quality custom extrusion products and services? Inplex is one of the leading custom extrusion services in the US, with over 50 years of experience. We pride ourselves on our ability to put the right talent and technology in place to perform the best possible job for our clients.

We own a 42,000 sq. ft. facility in Naperville, Illinois, that is temperature-controlled and features an environmentally friendly closed-loop water cooling system. If you have specific needs or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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