A wide variety of sheet metal forming processes
Separate processing of stainless steel, aluminium and standard steel
Flexible manufacturing thanks to a large stock
In situ pickling, bead-blasting, polishing
Parts for the mechanical engineering industry
Machine enclosures, bunkers, plate work and constructions for machine builders outsourcing projects, on the basis of your own drawings.
Projects for pharmaceutical and food industry
Racks, receptacles, baskets, trolleys, furniture, boilers, landings and plate work in general with respect for hygiene requirements and upon request with delivery of the appropriate certification, all produced on the basis of either designs of ours or your own drawings.
Projects for general industry
Collection receptacles, drip pans, hoppers, welded tubes, bunkers, plate work in general and construction on the basis of either designs of ours or your own drawings.
Projects in aluminium and steel
Apart from stainless steel, Alinco also processes aluminium. In a physically separated department, carbon steel or iron is processed. Of course, this department offers possibilities similar to our stainless steel department.
Welcome at Alinco!
Why not take some time to explore our website? Alinco is a reference in the field of sheet-metal work. Owing to our very comprehensive range of machinery we can carry out almost any kind of processing. Delivering fair and high-quality customised products is our goal, and in aiming at precisely that, we highly value the principles of correct processing of stainless steels primarily. Our enthusiastic team of experienced qualified professionals is ready and willing to realize your projects.
Karine De Bie, director Alinco
Experienced and enthusiastic specialized staff
Owning a complete range of machinery is one thing; having the right craftsmen is still more important. We have some 50 employees at your disposal; many years of accumulated experience, especially in the field of folding, welding and finishing make the difference.
Our trump cards
- A vast range of machinery
- A team of experienced experts
- Short delivery terms possible because of an ample supply and our flexible organisationFocus on quality (separate processing of stainless steels, operations in accordance with the quality manual, full traceability, …)
- The flexibility and drive that characterize SMEs
- Sufficient structure and the necessary scale to make optimal use of the machinery
Focus on fine finish
Alinco offers its customers a wide range of finishing options. Today, we would like to highlight one of our specialties: very fine finish. The cone shown in attachment is destined for the pharmaceutical industry; its outer surface is brushed, while the inner side is mirror polished.
Focus on Alinco
Alinco has been the key reference in the field of sheet metal work for many years now. Thanks to our comprehensive range of machines, we are able to handle practically all types of machining operations. To deliver fair and high-quality customized products is our goal, and in aiming at precisely that, we highly value the principles of correct processing of stainless steels primarily. Stainless steel is cut on copper bearers. Our enthusiastic team of 50 experienced and highly qualified professionals is ready and willing to realize your projects. We distinguish ourselves from our competitors in that we can perform the more difficult work and deliver fine finish, but of course we can also handle the simple and/or industrial work. Alinco concentrates on sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food, industry, machine construction… We can either provide you with designs or work on the basis of your own plans. You can contact us for piecework, for small and medium-sized series but also for large projects.
Karine De Bie
Customers often ask us for the ‘passivation’ or ‘chemical passivation’ of their products, while they actually mean pickling.
Passivation without pickling is not helpful. Passivation is in fact the process of forming the self-repairing layer of active stainless steel that comes in contact with the air. Suppose you cut through a 5 mm sheet. After being cut, the sheet’s 5 mm cross-section becomes ‘free’ for the first time, as the self-repairing corrosion-resistant layer of the stainless steel has not yet formed. It takes a few hours and this is a process that only starts when the bare material is exposed to the air. The process is called passivation, and can be accelerated with the help of a passivation product, but this will only speed up the process.
Plasma keyhole welding installation
Our sister company Deprest recently added a plasma keyhole welding installation to its equipment.
In plasma keyhole welding, instead of being bevelled, the plates are tightly clamped together. Quite simply put, the material is fused together, as it were, at a very high temperature. The process is suitable for welding together plates or tubes up to 8 mm.
Corrosion and surface treatment of welded joints
In the early 1990’s, the NIL (Dutch Welding Institute) conducted extensive research (Source: NIL) on the effects of various standard treatments on the corrosion resistance of welds; you will find an interesting article in attachment.
Welding produces a brown, rust-like discoloration. In order to get rid of this discoloration, pickling, glass blasting, or any type of brushing or sanding treatment is applied, sometimes hot.