Fabricating Components for Mining Equipment

Fabricating Components for Mining Equipment

Fabricating Components for Mining EquipmentThe mining industry is booming and has a lot of need for custom fabricated steel parts. Professional fabricators would be wise to woo mining companies as customers, as the demand for fabrication services can keep their shops running for years. Here are some of the steel components that mining companies have a regular need for:

Mining Equipment

Some examples of mining equipment components that steel fabricators should be equipped to make include:

  • Steel plates – These typically form the shell of cranes, forklifts, trucks, and other oversized equipment.
  • Rails – Narrow rail lines are needed for rail cars to transfer raw materials out of the mine.
  • Grinding balls – Used to grind raw resources, grinding balls are typically made of high carbon steel.

Mining Infrastructure

There are nearly endless ways metal is used in mining infrastructure. Here are just some of them:

  • Workbenches – Workbenches and other steel fixtures are needed for technicians to perform their duties.
  • Chairs – The operators need somewhere to sit, so it makes sense that steel chairs are in high demand.
  • Kitchens – Industrial mining camps are usually outfitted with a mess hall that has myriad needs for metal parts, including tables and seating.

Advanced Robotic Cutting Technology for Steel Fabricators

Are you a steel fabricator looking to move into the mining industry? If so, you’ll need to be prepared for the job. It’s a competitive market, but thankfully there’s a way for you to get ahead of your competitors: BeamCut.

State-of-the-Art Features

BeamCut is designed with some of the most technologically advanced features available. These include:

  • FANUC robotics – BeamCut’s FANUC robotic arm has six axes and can bevel 360 degrees. It’s also three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.
  • X-Definition plasma – Hypertherm’s powerful XPR300 plasma can make precise work of any shape or profile.
  • CNC software – BeamCut’s CNC software is extremely easy to use and will help eliminate cutting mistakes in your shop by allowing you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths all on one interface.

Other Features

BeamCut also includes photo-laser profiling and linear-laser measuring, as well as a safety enclosure that effectively traps plasma smoke—BeamCut exceeds OSHA standards for air quality and safety expectations. Other features include a zero-backlash drive system and remote real-time monitoring, which will allow you to keep an eye on progress even if you’re not in the shop.

Benefits You Can Expect From This Remarkable Technology

Because BeamCut’s fully automated operations can handle every step of the fabrication in one pass, it only requires one technician to operate, allowing you to maintain a lean workforce. BeamCut replaces punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, freeing up valuable space in your shop.

Improved Production

Perhaps best of all, BeamCut can relieve pinch points and bottle necks in your operations, improving your production by as much as 80%. That’s a fantastic return on investment and a benefit that will surely help you get ahead of your competitors.

Learn more about BeamCut and how it can help you stand out in the mining industry as a talented and trustworthy steel fabricator by contacting us today.