Aluminium Extrusion


For the manufacture of Aluminium Extrusions, the product temperature is the deciding factor for all the transfer belts in the process. From the pickup table at 450°C, through the first and second stage cooling tables and on to the sizing tables at 150°C. Megadyne has a wide range of materials to handle these temperatures effectively.

What is Aluminium Extrusion?

Aluminum extrusion is used for a wide range of products from automotive applications to household items. These diverse applications are possible due to the advantageous attributes of aluminium, from its strength and ductility to its conductivity, non-magnetic properties and ability to be recycled repeatedly.

In the extrusion process, an aluminium billet is heated and transferred to a loader where pressure is applied, forcing it through a die. The extruded part passes onto a pickup table as an elongated piece that is now the same shape as the die opening. It is then pulled to cooling tables where fans cool the newly created aluminium extrusion. When the cooling is completed, the extruded aluminium undergoes straightening and work hardening and then on to sizing tables where it is cut to length. The final step is to treat the extrusions with heat in ovens, which hardens the aluminium.

The power transmission belts capable of taking part in this process need to be durable and resistant to extreme temperatures. At Megadyne, we have belts that meet the criteria and fulfil the role with efficiency. 


Many Customers have linked to Megadyne with this specific industrial sector thanks to its wide range of standard and customized products. Check out our selection and choose the right solution for your specific application!

  • Timing Belts
  • V-belts
  • Special & Fabricated belts

Success Stories

  • Aluminum Handling
  • In the extrusion process, the extremely high product temperature reached is the key factor for the selection of the correct transfer belts used. Megadyne, working closely with an aluminium extrusion facility, provides specially fabricated belts to meet the demanding environment. Are you involved in a similar project? Read more about this case study.