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Aluminum Handrail Extrusions

Aluminum handrail extrusion enhances architectural projects such as low rise, single-family homes, garden-type hotels and gardens, small building offices, and more.

Wellste aluminum handrail extrusions can fit any type of architectural design whether it is contemporary or traditional. Our aluminum handrail extrusions encompass a different variety of colors and finishes.

Your Premier Aluminum Handrail Extrusions Manufacturer

We produce 3 meters to 6 meters in length of aluminum handrail extrusions. We can customize its length upon your request.

Aluminum Handrail Extrusions

 

Aluminum handrail extrusion from Wellste comes in different shapes including square, angled, rectangle, flat, or customized according to the clients’ request or specific architectural and engineering requirements.

Handrail Extrusions

When used in commercial applications, Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are built with some aluminum extrusions for aspired specifications.

Our aluminum handrail extrusions are in standard anodized, mill finish, powder coating, electrophoresis, and more customized finish if you want to.

Item TypeAluminum Handrail Extrusions
Material6000series aluminium, 6061 , 6063
TemperT4-T5-T6
ApplicationArchitectural, Industry, Window and Door Profiles and so on.
LengthLong bar, or customized.
Surface treatmentAnodizing, Mill finish, Electroplating, Polishing, Sand blasted, Powder coating, Silver plating, Brushed, Painted, PVDF etc.
Deep processingCNC,drilling,milling,cutting,stamping,welding,bending,assembling,Custom Aluminum Fabrication.
StandardGB, ASTM , AISI , DIN , BS, JIS
CertificationISO9001
Delivery Time 15-20 days after sample confirmed & down payment, or negotiated
OEM/ODMAcceptable
Service1. Free sample, Free design;
2. OEM/ODM available;
3. Custom-made request;
4. New design solution suggestion.

Aluminum Handrail Extrusions

All aluminum handrail extrusions from Wellste can sustain through deep processing including welding, bending, drilling, precise cutting, aluminum fabrication, milling, and so on.

custom aluminum handrails

Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusion is easy to cut, form, machine and weld. It is non-magnetic and has a stress crack resistance.

extruded aluminum handrail

Wellste have 30 well-trained engineers who designed aluminum handrail extrusions with durability.

This only means that our aluminum handrail extrusions are free from harmful environmental influences such as UV rays, rain or snow. It doesn’t need to be replaced or refinish.

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extruded aluminum handrail

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* Long bar length profiles 3.0-6.0 meters*
* Short bar length profiles 0.3-3.0 meters*

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Wellste: Your Leading Aluminum Handrail Extrusions Manufacturer

 

Our aluminum handrail extrusions will not require sanding, painting, staining or scraping to maintain. It is strong enough, rust-free and non-corrosive.

Aside from its durable characteristic, Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are also versatile and attractive.

aluminum handrail extrusion

There are a different type of patterns, configurations and designs which can blend with its surrounding architecture.

Choosing Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusion is a practical choice because it is made with a lightweight material.

It is easy to be installed. It does not require high maintenance. Our aluminum handrail extrusions are long-lasting therefore, it is practical, cost-effective and sound investment.

Moreover, Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are safe to use. Cold temperature makes it more stronger making it ideally suitable to use for cold weather applications.

It does not conduct heat well so that during high temperature, it is still cool to touch.

Wellste employs automated systems and latest technologies for designing and manufacturing aluminum handrail extrusion with CAM or CAD designs.

Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are popular in many industries especially architecture.

Because of that, it is widely used in commercial applications including guard rails, swimming pool surrounds, stairs, deck and high-rise balconies.  Mostly, Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are also known to be useful for patio, entry ways and deck railings.

Wellste’s aluminum handrail extrusions are made with excellent strength and 6000 series light-weight aluminum.

Wellste engineers made it simple and flexible. It substantially reduces the installation time for all your nearly applications.

Our metallurgists and expert engineers will provide you everything that you need from an idea to a finished product.

Our marketing specialists will assist you if you need more information about our aluminum handrail extrusions. Contact us!

Aluminum Handrail Extrusions: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

I know you’re probably looking for high quality aluminum handrail extrusions.

Or, you would like to learn more about extruded aluminum handrail.

Whichever the case, this guide has all information you need.

Keep reading to learn more.

What Are Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are stairway support and safety frameworks.

Aluminum Handrail extrusion

Aluminum handrail extrusion

The benefits include strength, longevity, and no-paint replacement costs.

Notably, aluminum handrails extrusions are available as individual subsystems or as pre-fabricated, fully prepared-to-install systems.

They play a part in the preservation of the building’s infrastructure and the surroundings.

What Are The Uses Of Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are frequently utilized in:

  • Factories
  • Workplaces
  • Supermarkets
  • Parking garages
  • Industrial areas
  • Public spaces

Extruded aluminum handrail

Extruded aluminum handrail

They help maintain the building’s infrastructure and the surroundings.

Aluminum handrail extrusions provide an optimized design upgrade for:

  • Single-family houses
  • Small business facilities
  • Low-rise
  • Garden-style residences
  • Resorts Entryways, deck and patio railings are all common applications.

Also, they are great for commercial uses including high-rise patios, decks, stairwells, public pool borders, and guard railings.

Additionally, aluminum handrails are attractive and suit any style of architecture, from historic to futuristic.

When it comes to anodizing and decorating, there are many different finishes and colors to choose from.

Standard and customized baked-on enamel treatments are available.

Why Use Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

There are many reasons why you should consider using aluminum handrail extrusions.

Focus On The Benefits

Aluminum possesses qualities that make it appropriate for a variety of applications, including resistance to corrosion, high tensile strength, and lightweight.

Anodized aluminum railings are preferable to other metals, such as PVC.

This is because they require no regular maintenance and will outlast the structures on which they are put.

Low Maintenance

Unlike cast iron and wood, aluminum handrails do not require to be painted every year.

To ensure that the paint adheres to the metal channels, which are described to as “extrusions,” a surfactant wash is used.

At above 200 degrees Centigrade, the painting is hardened on.

Aluminum extrusions that have been properly coated will last for many years and simply need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

The benefit of aluminum is that it will not corrode in most settings even if the paint is chipped down to the base metal.

Unpainted aluminum, in reality, generates an imperceptible oxide on its surface that protects it from corrosion.

Safety

Aluminum handrail will neither waste away nor rot unlike wood, nor will it rust in vital parts like steel or cast iron, nor will it break in the winter like PVC.

Splinters are another hazard issue with wood handrail, and they’re even more of a concern when you considering the chemicals employed in pressure-treated timber.

Recyclable

Aluminum is a 100% recyclable material. It’s among the most recyclable items in the planet.

Its significant scrap worth implies that industrial cut-offs, project site left overs as well as demolition handrails are thoughtfully salvaged for sale to recycling plants.

Wood, PVC, iron, and composite materials have almost no intrinsic worth and are fated for the landfill.

Expansion And Contraction

The heat expansions rate of the aluminum alloy utilized in handrails is.000013 inch every inch.

To put that in context, a 20′ continuous handrail installed on a hot summertime afternoon of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) will have constricted just under a quarter inch.

This is compared to when examined on a cold winter day of 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius).

Due to their high rates of expansions as well as contraction, polyvinyl and composite solutions are unable to produce the continuous railing design that our clients desire.

Affordable

Aluminum isn’t the least expensive alternative, but is a cost-effective option with various advantages.

Although, it is not as expensive as steel or cast iron.

Ensure to include in installation expenses, maintenance expenses and replacement costs.

This is as well as the life expectancy of your preferred handrail in addition to the original pricing of your handrail.

Aluminum does not require any care and will endure far longer than many other metals; the pricing represents the quality of the product.

Although wood is less expensive, it will cost you so much in the long run in terms of maintenance, restorations, and equipment.

Aluminum handrails also have a lengthier durability than wood handrails.

Which Dimensions Should I Consider In Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

On the staircases, the handrail elevation should be no lesser than 34 inches and no more than 38 inches.

This is done by starting at the trailing edges of the stair lintels and drawing a hypothetical vertical line up until it meets the top of the handrail.

The farthest end of the handrail from the side on which it is attached should not protrude more than 4 1/2 inches from the wall.

Allow at least 1 1/2 inches between both the wall and the handrail to accommodate for simple hand grabbing.

A line extending from the wall to the closest part of the handrails represents this distance.

Dimensions of aluminum handrail extrusion

Dimensions of aluminum handrail extrusion

How Do You Manufacture Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are manufactured using the below steps:

Aluminum extrusion process

Aluminum extrusion process

Extrusion Die Is Processed And Taken To The Extrusion Compressor

A round-shaped casting is first fabricated from H13 steel. Alternatively, if one is already accessible, it is retrieved from a storehouse.

To significantly improve the die‘s durability and maintain even metal flow, it should be warmed to about 450 and 500 degrees Centigrade before extrusion.

The die can then be inserted into the extrusion machine after it has been warmed.

Prior To Extrusion, An Aluminum Work Piece Is Heat – treated.

After that, a billet, or solid, cylindrical strip of aluminum alloy, is chopped from a lengthier sheet of alloy material.

Its heat – treated to 400-500 degrees Centigrade in a furnace.

This makes it pliable but not sufficiently malleable for the extrusion procedure.

Transferring The Billet To The Extrusion Press

The billet is manually transported to the extrusion machine after it has been heated up.

A lubricating oil (or releasing agent) is added to it before it is loaded onto the machine.

To keep the billet and rams from adhering together, the releasing agent is also added to the extrusion ram.

Billet Metal Is Pushed Into The Containers By The Ram

The easily manipulated billet is now put into the extrusion machine, where it is subjected to pressures of up to 15,000 tons by a hydraulic system.

The billet material is forced into the extrusion machine receptacle while the ram exerts pressure. The substance extends to fill the container’s confines.

Extruded Metal Appears From The Die

The alloy composition is now forced up onto the extrusion plate as it occupies the containers.

Besides, the aluminum metal has nowhere else to go but out via the opening(s) in the die when it is subjected to constant pressure.

In the form of a fully completed profile, it exits through the die’s aperture.

Extrusions Are Directed And Cooled Along The Runout Surface

Following its release from the press, every extrusion is grabbed by a puller, which leads it along the runout surface at the same rate as it exited the machine.

The structure is cooled, or uniformly chilled, as it goes along the runout surface, either by a freshwater bath or by airflow just above table.

Shearing Extrusions To Tabletop Diameter

A hot saw shears an extrusion when it reached maximum tabletop length, separating it from the extrusion procedure.

Temperature performs a crucial influence in every phase of the process.

Despite the fact that the extrusion was quenched after entering the machine, it has not yet reached its maximum cooling temperature.

Cooling Extrusions to Ambient Temperature

Table size extrusions are manually transported from the runout tabletop to a cooling worktop, after they have been sheared.

Till the structures reach ambient temperature, they will continue to stay there. They’ll need to be straightened after that.

Extrusions Are Transferred To A Frame And Extended Into Place

In the features, some inherent bending has resulted, which requires to be corrected.  They are transported to a stretcher to remedy this.

Each structure is manually grasped on both endpoints and stretched until it is completely straight and meets the requirements.

Extrusions Are Transferred To The Finishing Saw And Lengthened

The tabletop length extrusions are moved to the cutting tabletop once they have been straightened and properly work-hardened.

They are chopped to pre-determined lengths, which range from 8 to 21 feet.

The characteristics of the extrusions mirror the T4 temper during this phase.

They can then be transferred to a maturation oven to be seasoned to the T5 or T6 temper following being sawed.

The handrails can then be thermally treated after they’ve been extruded to improve their qualities.

Why Are Extruded Aluminum Handrail Better Than Cast Aluminum Handrail?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are;

Aluminum handrail

Aluminum handrail

Durable

Aluminum extrusions, unlike cast aluminum or other metal railings, would never break, corrode, nor warp.

Normally, they can withstand most environmental factors such as rainfall, snow, or Ultraviolet rays.

They don’t need to be polished or repaired.

Besides, they don’t need to be scraped, sanded, painted, or stained to make them last longer. They are durable, rust-free, as well as non-corrosive.

Attractive And Versatile

Extruded aluminum handrails come in a variety of standard and customized colors, with anodized as well as baked-on enamel coatings.

Powder coating extruded aluminum railings improves rust resistance.

They can blend in with the adjacent architecture attributable to a diversity of patterns, forms, and arrangements.

Offer Practical Solutions

Aluminum handrail extrusions are sturdy, long-lasting, and resistant to rust and corrosion. Because the material is versatile, it is simple to install.

They are low-maintenance and long-lasting, rendering them a sensible, practical, as well as cost-efficient investment.

They Are Safe

Aluminum extrusions are suitable for cold-weather application domains since low temperatures strengthen it.

Nevertheless, because it transmits heat well, it will stay cool to the contact even at extreme temperatures.

The Uniform Commercial Building Code, AASHTO, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act require railing gaps to be fewer than 4 inches wide (ADA).

Which Features Should You Consider In Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

The features of aluminum handrail extrusions include;

  • The aluminum railing design, which is simplistic and light. No riveting or welding is required at any level of the disassembled frame structures, and no special tools are required.
  • It’s totally bolted together. It also includes completely adjustable stair and wall connection details.
  • There is no brittle shedding phenomenon throughout the entire structure. Tensile endurance, good flexibility, and corrosion resilience are all characteristics of aluminum railing profiles.
  • Aluminum’s tensile strength allows it to endure higher tensile and impact forces. It’s best suitable for use in onshore harsh conditions than it is for use offshore. Conversely, the flexibility of an aluminum handrail is superior.
  • The exterior is stylish and of good quality. The aluminum railing system is made to be as versatile as feasible. As a result, it can be employed in any design.
  • Anodizing, powder coating as well as electrophoresis are all options for treating the aluminum profile surfaces.
  • Natural metallic luster and otherwise polishing electrophoresis can achieve any desired visual effect.
  • Extremely high safety with minimal upkeep. The balustrade is made of a high-strength aluminum alloy that, after undergoing a T5 thermal treatment procedure, considerably improves the product’s hardness and anti-pressure properties.
  • There is no requirement for a regular maintenance schedule or annual repairs, resulting in less downtime for maintenance.

Where Can You Use Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are used in decorative and innovative applications for:

  • Piers
  • Stairways
  • Platforms
  • Fire escapes
  • Skyscrapers
  • High-rise Buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Ramps
  • Platforms
  • Gymnasium
  • City Streets
  • Residential homes
  • Commercial facilities
  • Institutional buildings
  • Department stores
  • Aluminum Deck Railing
  • Patio
  • Verandah
  • Ocean
  • Basketball courts
  • Poolside
  • Indoor as well as Outdoor applications of railing systems.

Which Factors Determine Cost Of Extruded Aluminum Handrail?

The main factors influencing pricing of Aluminum handrail extrusions include;

Weight Per Meter

The metallic composition, or density per meter, will influence the pricing per meter of your profile in major part.

As a result, when developing the profile, the goal is to make it as light as possible while maintaining within extrusion limits.

Consequently, you must ask yourself if any barriers can be made thinner.

Also consider if it is possible to eliminate any features that aren’t necessary.

Moreover, explore the option of reducing the weight by using crevices or struts.

Order Size

As with most things, the more you purchase in your sector, the lower the cost per unit becomes.

The cost of transportation, as well as manufacturing economies of scale, come into the equation.

By obtaining your extrusions from a stockholder, you may take use of their purchasing capacity and potentially save money on metal compared to dealing directly with a manufacturer.

Stockholders would be able to purchase your portion in bulk and keep it in storage for you to draw from in smaller proportions as needed.

Cost Of Finishing

Any polishing you request, such as protective coatings or anodized finish, will incur a cost. If you’re not sure which finish you desire, get multiple prices for both treatments.

The degree of anodizing you desire will also affect the pricing of anodizing. The more costly per meter the anodic coating is, the denser it is.

How Do You Test Quality Of Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are subjected to a materials inspection, visual inspection and an extrusion performance inspection to determine its quality.

The materials check guarantees that the correct sort of aluminum billets are utilized in the extrusions and also that extrusion dies are built to the buyer’s requirements.

Both the supplier and the inspector look for black specks, superficial and interior cracks, surface faults, distorts, uneven wall width, bumps, indentations, and uneven finishes during their visual inspection.

The performance examination ensures that the ultimate tensile strength, yielding tensile strength, and proportion of stretching of extruded features do not surpass company standards.

Which Are The Available Extruded Aluminum Handrail Designs?

We offer a catalog of over 20 standard dies that can be employed for extrusion applications that necessitate aluminum handrails.

These dies are stored in our warehouses for extrusion and shipping to any location on the planet.

Many applications require for common shapes like angles, tubes, and channels.

These typical aluminum shapes are available in widths ranging from 6mm to 180mm (1/4′′ to 7′′).

Extrusions in aluminum from the 6000 as well as other series are produced upon request.

They are then thermally processed to increase strength, and other processes can be carried out to create the completed product you want.

Below are some of the shapes of handrails in our catalogues of specified dimensions. You can choose from many of standard dies.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Aluminum handrail extrusion profile

Aluminum extrusion handrail profile

Do You Help In Aluminum Handrail Design?

Yes. With our customized extrusion and secondary processes, you may receive the exact extrusions you require with the right designs for your projects.

We can assist you minimize expenses by manufacturing a customized extrusion design while still fulfilling all of your specs and quality criteria.

To assist you in achieving your desired outcomes, our associate extrusion infrastructures provide:

  • Comprehensive tools and die workshops
  • In-house production lines
  • Surface finishing processes
  • Assembly services

How Should You Maintain Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

Maintenance of Aluminum handrail extrusions include;

Care And Protection

Aluminum handrail extrusions have to be protected at all times from contact with;

  • Splashes of wet concrete or paint, chemical substances, lubricants, stains, and fertilizers.  If contact occurs, isolate the contaminants as soon as possible and clean as directed below.
  • Metals such as; copper, brass, lead and mild steel, CCA-treated wood, cement or concrete that is less than one month old, as well as water that has come into close contact with any of these chemicals are all harmful to aluminum handrail extrusions.

Cleaning

Aluminum handrails and their attachment points must be thoroughly washed after every six months.

Cleaning should be done as regularly as needed in places where contaminants are abundant.

Such regions include; manufacturing or hydrothermal regions, and for all installations within 1 km of the coastline or in every other sea splash region but no lesser than each three months.

Cleaning Procedure

Using a wet sponge, wipe away any loose residues. Dust must not be allowed to accumulate on the handrails; otherwise, the surfaces would be scratched.

Clear any moss buildup and make sure all drainage gaps, especially those at the foot of the columns, are clear.

Wipe the surface with soft brushes and light domestic detergents in warm clean water to dissolve any dust, salts, or other residues.

Give special emphasis to any spots that haven’t been washed by the rain. To eliminate any residual detergent, rinse thoroughly with fresh water after scrubbing.

Detergents should only be used according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

What Is The Lifespan Of Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Powder-coated aluminum handrails can endure 20 years or more, unlike some other deck handrail metals that may corrode, decay, or disintegrate over time.

Powder-coated aluminum is known for its contaminant, corrosion, and environmental resistance. A key to lifespan is pre-treatment, which is a particular cleaning technique.

Which Quality Certifications Should Extruded Aluminum Handrails Have?

Aluminum handrail extrusions are covered under the International Residential Code (IRC) as well as the International Building Code (IBC).

These are several template codes that are provided as suggested recommendations for local code enforcement agencies to use at their convenience.

Because towns frequently adopt and change the standard regulation, it’s important to verify with your regional building regulations authority.

Usually the city construction authority, for code that applies to your neighborhood.

Permits may be required for the installation of stair railings and guards in both new and modified residences.

Which Material Grade Do You Use For Extruded Aluminum Handrail?

We use the medium-strength aluminum alloys 6063 and 6061, which are also known as structural alloys.

They’re typically used in complex extrusions. They have a fine exterior finish, are extremely durable, can be easily welded as well as can be polished.

What Are The Available Surface Finish For Aluminum Handrail Extrusion?

Anodizing and Powder Coating are some of the most prominent aluminum finishing procedures.

They improve the appearance of aluminum or increasing its resistance to corrosion.

The procedure you select is usually determined by the eventual purpose of your extrusion. Custom finishing such as a mill finish and electrophoresis are also available upon your request.

Anodized Aluminum Extrusion

The layer of aluminum oxide on anodized extrusions is sturdier than on raw aluminum. The aluminum surface is better protected and more robust as a result of this.

The thickness of anodizing required will be determined by the usage of the extrusion.

An acid pre-etch procedure is commonly used before anodizing to give the part a consistent satin-like look.

Color dies can also be used into the procedure, resulting in a blend of aesthetically pleasant colors and improved surface durability.

Balcony doors, office partitions, electrical systems, lighting, and advertisement display are all examples of when anodizing is used.

Powder Coated Aluminum Extrusion

This treatment creates a beautiful coating that is chip and scratch resistant.

Powder painting is perfect for applications like patentable glazing, glass panels, window shutters, greenhouses, advertising exhibition signs, and many more.

This is because of the nearly endless selection of colors available, including aluminum wood finish appearances.

The powder coating method is quite comparable to liquid painting, only the paint is a dried powder instead of a liquid.

The powder is made up of finely crushed pigment and resin granules that are electrostatically deposited onto the aluminum extrusion.

Because the powder is electrostatically charged, it adheres to the exterior.

During the heating process in a curative oven, the powder streams and cures.

As a result, your customized profile will have a long-lasting, consistent, and appealing finish.

Which Are The Available Color Options For Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Different colors for handrail

Different colors for handrail

The standard colors that are available for aluminum handrails include; Black, White, and Bronze.

Other custom colors are also available to clients with a slight upcharge.

Is There Standard Length For Aluminium Handrail Extrusions?

No. But we produce Aluminum handrail extrusions with a typical length of 3 to 6 meters. Other lengths that can be customized are also provided.

If we don’t have a handrails extrusion design that matches your needs, our experts will work with you to manufacture and build a customized extrusion to your specifications.

Are There Limitations Of Using Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

If you’re working on a big construction project, you’ll want to save on expenses anywhere you can.

However, as compared to other materials, like steel, aluminum is much more costly.

Furthermore, because it cannot withstand the same amount of stress as steel, more of it is necessary to assure the structure’s strength.

It implies that using it in particular designs may cost much more in the long run.

Also, welding aluminum in construction is done differently than when welding steel.

Welding aluminum involves special techniques, which can be more expensive and time-consuming than other procedures, not to mention messier.

While aluminum is recognized for its malleability, this trait can also be a drawback.

In comparison to steel, it is more frequently damaged and scraped. Steel is a strong material that is less prone to warp, distort, or bend when subjected to pressure, force, or high temperatures.

Do You offer Free Samples For Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Yes.

We make recommendations to clients to get a sample of aluminum handrail extrusions before placing their first purchase.

This is to confirm that the material meets their expectations.

You may efficiently request for free samples online anywhere where the ‘Complimentary Samples tab’ appears on the website.

Each example application is submitted to your tab promptly, and a description may be found there.

What Is Your MOQ For Aluminum Handrail Extrusions?

Our minimum order quantity is commonly around 500 and 1,000 pounds (250-500 kg).

Of course, we have flexible MOQ.

Simply contact us the type of aluminum handrail extrusions you need, then our team will recommend favorable MOQ.

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