How to Reduce Costs When Fabricating Structural Steel

steel beam being fabricated by a CNC plasma cutterLean manufacturing is key to running a successful structural steel and plate fabrication business. That’s why so many fabricators use BeamCut, the industry’s most advanced CNC plasma cutting technology, for their production. BeamCut automates operations, which can go a long way toward reducing overhead costs and helping structural steel fabricators get ahead in an increasingly competitive industry. BeamCut is a CNC plasma cutting table that can help reduce costs by:

Speeding Up Production

No matter how adept a professional fabricator is, their output is no match against how much work BeamCut can accomplish in one day. BeamCut’s all-in-one design replaces punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marketing stations, performing all of these tools’ tasks in one pass. This reduces time-consuming material handling and can speed up production by as much as 80%, eliminating the costs of wasted downtime.

Preventing Cutting Errors

Mistakes that are made during the fabrication process can result in lost overhead. Not only is the material rendered unusable, but extra time is needed to correct the mistake. The wasted steel and labor hours can quickly add up. BeamCut, however, eliminates the risk of cutting mistakes. The user-friendly CNC software allows fabricators to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths before the work begins. Any mistakes in the program can be identified in the 3D simulation and promptly addressed so that they do not carry over into production, saving potentially thousands of dollars of waste.

Requiring Only One Technician to Operate

Because this remarkable robotic plasma cutting technology handles every step of the fabrication process in one pass, it requires only one technician to operate. This saves structural steel and plate fabrication companies significant costs on training and labor. A lean workforce also means a safer work environment, sparing shop owners from the added expenses of workers’ compensation and hiring replacement staff when an employee gets hurt on the job.

Other Benefits of BeamCut

By upgrading their shops with the power of BeamCut, structural steel fabricators can earn an impressive return on investment thanks to this advanced CNC plasma cutting table’s cost-reducing benefits. How does BeamCut do it? Because it’s manufactured with some of the industry’s best steel fabrication technology, including:

FANUC Robotics

BeamCut’s six-axis, 360-degree-beveling FANUC robotic arm can cut any shape or profile required by blueprints, whether it’s a standard I-beam or an intricate custom shape. And it’s three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.

Hypertherm Plasma

BeamCut comes equipped with Hypertherm’s legendary X-Definition plasma system—one of the most powerful of its kind.

CNC Software

BeamCut’s CNC software is a cinch to use and comes fully loaded with a shapes library. It is a non-proprietary system that also includes CAD and CAM software for custom projects.

Learn More About This Impressive CNC Plasma Cutting Table

To learn more about the power of BeamCut and how it can help reduce costs in your structural steel and plate fabrication shop, contact us today. When you do, be sure to ask about the free and unlimited lifetime support that we’ll include with your purchase.