How CNC Plasma Cutting Improves Shop Safety

BeamCut’s safety enclosure

It’s a great feeling when your customer base grows. However, if you have a full docket of projects and raw materials are quickly filling up space in your shop, you may be concerned about safety. An overabundance of structural steel and plate, paired with too many technicians on the floor, can certainly increase the risk of an accident. Fortunately, professional structural steel fabricators have a solution: BeamCut. As the leading CNC plasma cutting system on the market, BeamCut delivers a host of benefits, including improved safety. BeamCut can make your shop safer by:

Speeding Up Production

Thanks to BeamCut’s CNC software, all work can be automated. This benefit not only improves cut quality, but it also reduces production time by as much as 80%. Speeding up production means you can keep those raw materials moving into the system and avoid them piling up.

Freeing Up Space on Your Shop Floor

BeamCut is more than just a CNC plasma cutter—it is an all-in-one solution that can process every step of the structural steel and plate fabrication. In fact, it will replace your shop’s punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, freeing up valuable space and ultimately making your facility a safer place to work.

Requiring Only One Technician to Operate

With advanced automation technology and user-friendly CNC software, BeamCut is a cinch to use. It does not require specialized training and can be operated by a single technician. Maintaining a lean workforce with fewer bodies on the floor can greatly reduce the risk of workplace injuries, not to mention lower labor costs.

Minimizing Material Handling

Moving materials around the shop floor is a necessary task, but one that comes with the risk of accidental injury to an employee and damage to materials. With BeamCut handling all of the fabrication work, only one employee is needed for material handling, minimizing these risks.

Protecting Your Staff

BeamCut’s automated CNC software is not its only state-of-the-art feature—its safety enclosure is also top of the line. Gusseted and welded for rigidity and equipped with a locking door mechanism, BeamCut’s safety enclosure effectively traps plasma smoke and channels it through your shop’s filtration system. Indeed, BeamCut was designed with shop safety in mind and exceeds OSHA standards for air quality and safety expectations.

Other Industry-Leading Features of This Impressive CNC Plasma Cutting System

The benefits of CNC plasma cutting technology are many. Add to BeamCut’s advanced CNC software its six-axis FANUC robotic arm—which can bevel 360 degrees and process nearly any shape or profile in the industry—as well as its powerful Hypertherm X-Definition plasma, and it’s not hard to understand why so many structural steel and plate fabrication shops are equipped with this remarkable technology.

To learn more about how BeamCut can improve safety at your shop, contact us today. When you do, we’ll be glad to tell you about the free and unlimited lifetime support that we provide with every BeamCut purchase.