Fabricating Steel Mezzanine Floors

Fabricating Steel Mezzanine Floors Mezzanine floors can be required not just in new-construction buildings but also in existing ones. In fact, adding a mezzanine to an existing structure is a popular way to increase floor space without expanding the square footage of the building. Though there are various materials that can be used in constructing a mezzanine, structural steel is a top choice due to its inherent strength, resistance to moisture, and economical benefits.

Parts of Steel Mezzanine Floors

When building a mezzanine floor, steel fabricators will have to manufacture three key parts: the decking, the grating, and the staircase.

  • Decking – Forming the frame of the mezzanine, the steel decking needs to be strong enough to support years’ worth of foot traffic and resist damage from the elements if installed on the outside of the building.
  • Grating – Steel grating is often used as the floor of the mezzanine. The design of the grating allows fluids, light, air, and heat to flow through the floor, blending low-maintenance properties with the strength of steel.
  • Staircase – Of course, no mezzanine floor would be useful without a staircase leading to it. Steel staircases used in mezzanines often feature the same grating as the floor to create a cohesive look and maintain the durable, low-maintenance design.

How to Fabricate Perfect Mezzanine Floors

Professional structural steel fabricators can improve the quality and turnaround times of their work when they have BeamCut on their side. BeamCut is the industry’s most advanced robotic plasma cutting technology that is designed with state-of-the-art features that can help take your fabrication shop to the next level. These features include:

  • FANUC robotics – The six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and cut any shape or profile in the industry.
  • Hypertherm plasma – Featuring the latest X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, BeamCut is powerful enough to fabricate structural steel materials with ease.
  • Automated CNC software – BeamCut’s CNC software is easy to use and fully automated to reduce cutting mistakes.

Why BeamCut Is the Right Choice for Your Shop

BeamCut replaces punches, drill lines, band saws, layout and marking stations, and coping and grinding stations thanks to its all-in-one design. By doing so, it can free up much-needed space in your shop, and speed up production by handling every step of the fabrication in one pass. In fact, with BeamCut on your side, your production time can be reduced by as much as 80%, which can translate into a significant return on investment. And thanks to its fully automated system, BeamCut requires only one technician to operate, allowing you to maintain a lean workforce and save on labor costs.

Supporting Your Steel Fabrication Business

One of the many other benefits of equipping your shop with the power of BeamCut is the lifetime support you’ll receive from our knowledgeable team. Indeed, we include free and unlimited support with each BeamCut purchase, so you can rest assured that we’ll have your back if you ever need us.

To learn more about how BeamCut can perfect your fabrication of decking, grating, and staircases for mezzanine floors, or how it can improve your shop in other ways, contact us today.