Case Study: Colonna’s Shipyard

Colonna’s Shipyard Knew Where to Turn for the Best Structural Steel Fabrication Technology on the Market

Structural Steel Fabrication for ShipbuildingColonna’s Shipyard is the oldest continuous family-owned and -operated private shipyard in the United States. With a rich history of delivering the highest-quality repair, machining, and steel fabrication services for commercial and government naval enterprises dating back to 1875, Colonna’s Shipyard is one of the most highly regarded companies serving the maritime industry. It’s no surprise, then, that when the need for a state-of-the-art robotic plasma cutting system for steel fabrication arose, Colonna’s Shipyard chose BeamCut.

Industry-Leading Features

BeamCut is known in the shipbuilding industry for delivering impeccable fabrication of any steel shape or profile, and it’s all thanks to these revolutionary features:

  • Advanced FANUC robotics — The six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and is three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.
  • Hypertherm XPR300 plasma — With the latest X-Definition Hypertherm plasma, BeamCut’s powerful cutting technology can’t be matched.
  • All-in-one CAD/CAM/CNC software — This system allows you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths all on one easy-to-use interface.

Additionally, BeamCut features photo-laser profiling and linear-laser measuring to deliver the most precise cuts.

Fully Automated Operation

Another great benefit that the professionals at Colonna’s Shipyard enjoy with their new BeamCut is its fully-automated operation. By handling every step of the fabrication process in one pass, BeamCut minimizes material handling, requires only one operator, and reduces production time by as much as 80%. That’s an impressive return on investment!

If you’re a steel fabricator serving the shipbuilding industry, BeamCut can help elevate your business as we did for Colonna’s Shipyards. To learn more, contact us today. When you do, we’ll be happy to tell you about the free lifetime phone and internet support that we’ll include with your BeamCut.