Automated cutting

Automated cutting—whether plasma, laser, waterjet, punch, or something else - encompasses many different cutting processes in which the cutting tool is moved using mechanical means.

Handheld cutting

Almost any industry that uses metal in their product or relies on heavy equipment uses handheld cutting.

Drill machines

Drilling operations are commonly performed using stand-alone drill machines for vertical machining operations or a second machine format that integrates drilling capability into an X-Y plasma, laser, or plate processing machine. 

Pipe and tube cutting

Rotary pipe and tube cutting capability is now commonly available via both stand-alone machine and as part of an add-on option for X-Y cutting tables.

Plate machines

Plate machines are designed to process steel plates all in one location.

Punch processing

Punch processing of flat sheet or plate is commonly performed using one of two machine formats.

Robotic cutting

A number of industries use robots in varying configurations, or “work cells,” to perform tasks that may be completed more efficiently and profitably than manual labor.

Track cutting and gouging

Track cutting and gouging is used to make long, straight cuts or gouges that are difficult and time consuming to do by hand with the necessary precision.

X-Y-Z cutting

X-Y-Z cutting and gouging, often called X-Y cutting, is the use of a table equipped with a computer numeric control (CNC) for rapid and precise cutting of flat plate.

Beam processing machines

Traditionally, beam fabrication has involved multiple processing machines, each performing a different function. Today, beam processing machines – most of which involve robotic or articulating arm designs – perform multiple applications such as coping, bevels, slots, holes, notches, and marking, all on the same machine.