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. This not only saves time, but also increases part accuracy and reduces cost. The machines are used by the structural steel industry to build frame materials, and in the building of power and chemical plants, refineries, trailers, rack systems and bridges.

Typical uses include:

  • Fabrication of large beams including the cutting of beveled edges
  • Cutting of slots, holes, copes, notches
  • Marking of beams

Process technologies used:

  • Plasma cutting
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Laser cutting