Industries That Rely on Structural Steel Fabrication
As the preferred material for architects, engineers, and contractors across many different industrial sectors, structural steel is in high demand. Fabricators that specialize in structural steel often have a backlog of projects due to companies all over the world hiring them for their services. Let’s take a look at some of the industries where structural steel is a vital commodity.
From small buildings and bridges to stadiums and high-rises, structural steel is an essential material for nearly all construction projects. Steel beams and girders form the “skeleton” of these structures, helping to divert force down into the foundation.
Not only is steel used to create the frames of boats ranging in size from small ferries to supertankers, but it is also used to create vital components of the ship, including staircases, ladders, flooring, and railing.
The list of steel applications for industrial companies is nearly endless but can include conveyors, trailer frames, heavy equipment, embeds, stair stringers, skids, and more.
Oil & Gas
Oil and gas companies rely on steel fabricators for pipe racks, pump jacks, and oil rigs, to name just some examples.
Power transmission towers are typically made of steel. And, with the move toward cleaner energy, the demand for steel solar panel mounting systems is at its highest.
Demand Is High, But Competition Is Fierce
If you’re a structural steel fabricator, you don’t have to be told how crowded the industry is. There are plenty of talented fabricators out there, so how do you make a name for yourself and outpace your competitors? First step: Replace your outdated laser cutter with the industry’s leading robotic plasma cutting technology—BeamCut
Advanced Fabrication Robotics
BeamCut is equipped with state-of-the-art features that can help improve the quality and output of your work. Its six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and perfectly cut any shape or profile of steel needed in any industry sector. And, it’s designed to be three times stronger and last three times longer than similar products. This impressive robotic arm is fueled by the latest X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm for the ultimate power.
User-Friendly CNC Software
BeamCut’s CNC software allows you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths before beginning work, greatly minimizing the risk of programming mistakes and the wasted materials that come with them. And, you’ll be able to run these tests all on one easy-to-use interface.
Fully Automated Operation
Once your fabrication is programmed and the material is loaded, it’s only a matter of pressing the start button for BeamCut to process every step of the work. In fact, BeamCut replaces drill lines, punches, marking and layout stations, band saws, and coping and grinding stations, freeing up space in your shop. And, because it only requires one technician to operate, you can save on costs by maintaining a lean workforce.
Achieve New Levels of Success
Equipped with BeamCut, your business will flourish, as your fabrication will come out cleaner and your production time will be shorter, by as much as 80%! Contact us today and learn more about how BeamCut can help your structural steel fabrication business succeed in any industry.