Implementing aluminium in agricultural machinery
Because aluminium is only one-third the weight of steel or iron, is naturally noncorrosive and numerous alloys are available to meet most strength requirements, aluminium is the present and future of the agriculture industry.
The weight advantage means better fuel economy, which translates into lower costs and larger harvests. By leveraging Aluminized’s expertise and guidance on aluminium parts, our customers realize functional, weight and cost benefits by moving from iron and steel structures to lighter, non-corrosive and strong aluminium structures.
Areas and applications in which aluminium castings can make an impact include:
- Pump housings
- Fan blades and rotors
- Equipment covers
In each of these areas, you may already be using heavier iron and/or steel materials. At Aluminized, we are ready to work with you to help you through the conversion process – using less of those heavy materials and reaping more of the benefits of aluminium. We understand that many of the processes and machines are largely working as they should. Therefore, we focus only on identifying and facilitating the updates and changes that will have the most results.
Aluminium can also offer several other benefits, including:
- Meeting environmental and emissions regulations
- Meeting road weight requirements
The aluminium manufacturing process also provides efficiency and improvement benefits before the equipment reaches you. These are:
- Lower production costs
- Energy efficiency in the manufacturing process
- A more versatile range of shapes and designs than heavier materials
We look forward to answering any questions you may have about the potential of incorporating aluminium into your agricultural equipment and processes.