Benefits of Aluminum
ALUMINUM IS A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY AND HEAT
Aluminum is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Aluminum rackmount cases for electronic installations are inherently shielded.
ALUMINUM IS NON-FLAMMABLE
No sparks fly when you strike aluminum materials. Not even aluminium shavings burn.
ALUMINUM IS LIGHT AND HIGHLY ROBUST
The density of aluminum is only 0.094 to 0.101 lb/in³ (2.6 to 2.8 g/cm³). This is only approx. 1/3rd of the density of steel. Despite its low weight aluminum is very strong.
ALUMINUM IS IMPERVIOUS TO WATER VAPOR
Even under extremely long-term storage conditions, it is impossible for moisture to penetrate the material. By means of welding it is possible to fabricate an aluminum case so that they are moisture tight.
ALUMINUM IS NOT SENSITIVE TO IMPACT AND IS VERY STRONG
Although the surface may be dented as a result of impact, the impact energy is absorbed by the deformation to better protect the contents.
ALUMINUM IS MAGNETICALLY NEUTRAL
Aluminum is free of ferromagnetism. This material characteristic can be of great significance for certain application areas.
ALUMINUM IS IMPERVIOUS TO EXTREME TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS
Within a temperature range of -238°F to + 302°F (-150 to +150 °C) the material characteristics remain constant.
ALUMINUM IS FULLY RECYCLABLE
Aluminum is one of the most highly recycled materials, and can be recycled over and over again.
ALUMINUM IS RESISTANT TO CORROSION AND HAS A BUILT-IN DEFENSIVE RESPONSE
On contact with oxygen the surface develops an oxide layer which reforms immediately if damage occurs.
ALUMINUM IS RESISTANT TO UV RADIATION
Long storage periods and usage under exposure to UV-radiation have no effects on this material.
ALUMINUM IS HYGIENIC AND READILY DECONTAMINATED
The smooth non porous surface is easy to clean and emission-free. Aluminum cases are outstandingly well suited for areas with demanding specifications in relation to hygiene. These properties make aluminum cases easy to decontaminate.
ALUMINUM IS EASILY MACHINABLE
All the most widely used machining processes – milling, drilling, grinding, cutting, welding, molding etc. can be used in conjunction with aluminum and can be carried out a great deal more efficiently than is the case with other materials.