Fabricating Steel for Scaffolding

scaffolding made from steel pipes clamped togetherConstruction companies put a heavy emphasis on worksite safety to protect their employees from what can be a hazardous work environment. This means providing them with high-quality equipment, like steel scaffolding. Scaffolding must be strong to support the weight of crew members working at elevation so that they can perform their duties without fear of injury. Fabricating steel components for scaffolding can be a reliable money-maker for professional structural steel fabricators.

Scaffolding Includes Multiple Steel Components

Steel scaffolding comprises a complex network of steel pieces that fit together to create a durable access system to elevated work areas. Though there are numerous variations of materials that go into building scaffolding, most scaffolding includes three essential components:

  • Tubes – Steel tubes are the building blocks of scaffolding systems, forming both the vertical standards and horizontal ledgers to create a rigid structure. Tubes can be fabricated in different lengths to meet the needs of the jobsite.
  • Couplers – The components that hold the standards and ledgers together, such as couplers and base plates, are also made of durable steel.
  • Decking – Decking is the flat surface that is placed over the ledgers to create a stable floor. It is typically made from aluminum or steel to support the weight of crew members and materials.

Robotic Plasma Cutting Technology for Structural Steel Fabrication

If you own a structural steel fabrication business and you specialize in processing steel tube for scaffolding, you’ll want to know about BeamCut, the industry’s most advanced robotic plasma cutting technology. BeamCut is designed with state-of-the-art features to help improve production at your shop and take your fabrication capabilities to the next level. This remarkable CNC plasma cutting machine can:

Cut Any Shape or Profile in the Industry

BeamCut’s six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees, making short work of nearly any shape or profile, including HSS and pipes. Hydraulic clamps, another standard feature, hold round pieces in place so that they do not rotate during processing, ensuring perfection. There is also an optional round tube-cutter available.

Reduce Operating Costs

BeamCut’s user-friendly CNC software allows you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths before any work begins to eliminate wasteful cutting mistakes. It also requires just one technician to operate, helping you maintain a lean workforce and save on labor costs.

Free Up Space in Your Shop

BeamCut will replace your shop’s punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, freeing up floor space in your shop and streamlining your production by performing all of these tasks in one pass.

Speed Up Production

Operating a successful structural steel and plate fabrication business means hitting your deadlines and getting a leg up on your competitors. Thanks to its automated operations, BeamCut can reduce production time in your shop by as much as 80%, an impressive return on investment!

Learn More About BeamCut

For more information about BeamCut and its other advanced standard features, such as Hypertherm X-Definition plasma and a zero backlash drive system, contact us today. When you do, be sure to ask about the free and unlimited lifetime support that you’ll receive with your purchase.