Basic Elements

Basic Elements

The basic elements of the Unibox Modular System consist of profiles, connectors and accessories. The investment that has been made in Unibox Modular System components permits simple assembly of complex structures for a vast range of applications, including exhibition stands, retail displays and interior solutions, amongst many others.

profiles

Profiles

Unibox extruded aluminium profiles are designed with ‘C’ channels, hollow sections, and bosses which can be used with connecting elements and can also perform a wide range of additional functions. All profiles are supplied in a decorative satin silver anodised finish. Coloured, textured, and other finishes can be supplied to order. Typically, profiles are designed to be uprights or cross members but many can be used as either to suit the desired application.

For further information also see guides for Catalogue Icons and Generic Profile Details
Channel Hollow Section Centre Boss

Channel

Hollow Section

Centre Boss

The width of the Unibox profile channel is 8.5mm and the internal depth is 9mm. Combined with our connectors this allows you to fix other Unibox profiles or accessories to it. It is also compatible with profiles from many other systems. The channel can also be utilised to secure panels (graphic, acrylic, glass, timber and metal). There are a variety of accessories to secure these elements.

Permits insertion of profile locks and various end caps.

Which is common to many profiles is designed to accept durable, threaded steel inserts (M8) for attachment of feet and other accessories.

Screw Boss Connectors Accessories and other system components

Screw Boss

Connectors

Accessories

Common to many profiles these are designed to accept insertion of self-tapping or thread forming screws without need for tapping a thread.

A wide variety of Unibox connectors are available. These are designed to allow perpendicular, angled, end-to-end and parallel joining of profiles. Please refer to the connectors chart in this section of the catalogue for specific suitability.

Unibox is frequently used for applications in retail display equipment, graphic, exhibition and interior design and a wide range of components and accessories have been developed to enhance the system in these areas. The system is constantly evolving and so should you have a specific requirement or new application, then please contact us to discuss.

Linear pull profile lock

Expanding profile lock

Expanding 45° profile lock

Linear pull profile lock Expanding 45° profile lock Expanding profile lock

Connects beam profiles into opposing post profiles with 90° butt joint. Can be fixed in either plane.

Connects beam profiles into opposing post profiles with 90° butt joint. UK patent no. GB2431447

Connects beam profiles into opposing post profiles with 45° butt joint. UK patent no. GB2431447

Expanding profile lock Linear pull profile lock Expanding 45° profile lock

Bi-directional fitting. Detent prevents pin popping out of body. Profiles being joined can be twisted into place or slid along channel.

Spring loaded clip mechanism permits profiles to be clipped into place before tightening. Particularly suitable for connecting curved beams or double lock profiles.

Spring loaded clip mechanism permits profiles to be clipped into place before tightening.

UA4253-H

UA4253-V

UA5532

UA6208


Flat 90° connector

Folded 90° connector

Wedge connector

Flat 90° connector Folded 90° connector Wedge connector

Connects profiles together with 45° mitre joint. Can be used in conjunction with UA4399.

Connects profiles together with 45° mitre joint or 90° butt joint when extra strength is required. Can be used in conjunction with UA4398.

Slides into profile channel to join two profiles together side by side. Can be used at ends of profile; removal of nylon washer also allows connection in middle of profile.

Flat 90° connector Folded 90° connector Wedge connector

Simple, strong and discreet. Secures profile joints by means of grub screws.

Simple, strong and discreet. Secures profile joints by means of grub screws.

Subtle way to join two profiles together, to create bespoke channel arrangements.

UA4398

UA4399

UA4181-B


Mega nut M8

Spring loaded roll nut M8

Extension bar

Mega nut M8 Spring loaded roll nut M8 Extension bar

Slides into profile channel to provide threaded hole fixing point. Will accept any M8 Unibox accessories or can be used to secure items of your choice by M8 screw.

Can be “rolled” into profile channel to provide threaded hole fixing point. A sprung loaded ball bearing prevents the nut from slipping out of position. Will accept any M8 Unibox accessories or can be used to secure items of your choice by M8 screw. Also available in M6 size.

Slides into profile channel to join two profiles together end to end.

Mega nut M8 Spring loaded roll nut M8 Extension bar

Convenient method of fixing accessories to profiles.

Convenient method of fixing accessories to profiles. Can be retro-fitted to profiles and has accurate positioning feature.

Subtle and strong way to join two profiles together, either to make an assembly easier to transport, or to extend the length of a profile.

UA4700

UA6072

UA3832


Self tapping insert M8

Showcase corner knuckle

TFS Corner Cleat

Self tapping insert M8 Showcase corner knuckle TFS Corner Cleat

Provides a strong M8 threaded fixing point at a profile end face, screwing into extruded boss.

Joins three corner post profiles together to form a corner. Available in “round” and “square” styles at 90° & 135° angles.

Twin Plate Cleat slides into TFS profile channel to join two profiles together at a 45° mitre joint.

Self tapping insert M8 Showcase corner knuckle TFS Corner Cleat

Allows feet and end caps to be screwed to the profile with concealed fixings.

Creates a flush corner joint for showcase assemblies.

Simple, strong and discreet. Secures profile joints by means of grub screws.

UA3833

UA2645c

UA10775


TFS In-line Cleat

Square Extension Bar

Knock-Fit Connector

TFS In-line Cleat Square Extension Bar Knock-Fit Connector

200mm Twin plate cleat slides into TFS profile channel to join two profiles together end to end.

100mm long 12mm square extension bar slides into any profile with the Unibox square hollow. Fixes in place with grub screws located into standard profile lock punch holes.

'H' section PVC profile, knocks into profile channel with plastic faced mallet to join two profiles together side by side. Can be used in varying lengths as required.

TFS In-line Cleat Square Extension Bar Knock-Fit Connector

Subtle and strong way to join two profiles together, either to make an assembly easier to transport, or to extend the length of a profile. Also available in 100mm length.

Subtle and strong way to join two profiles together, either to make an assembly easier to transport, or to extend the length of a profile.

Subtle way to join two profiles together to create bespoke channel arrangements.

UA12592

UA14945

UA14015

 

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