Benefits of Structural Steel Balustrades, Railings & Handrails

steel staircase with handrails and balustradesAn integral part of any infrastructure, staircase systems must be strong enough to endure heavy use, day after day and year after year. Indeed, staircases receive tons of collective foot traffic every year, which is why structural steel is often used in the balustrades, railings, handrails, treads, and other components. Other materials, such as wood and aluminum, don’t hold up well to the constant pressure. Here are key reasons why structural steel and plate fabrication companies are kept busy crafting steel staircases:

Steel Offers Superior Strength

Staircases made with wood or aluminum can degrade over time, racking up costly repairs or replacements for business owners. Structural steel, however, is one of the most durable building materials available and can withstand 100 kg of force per square centimeter. Steel staircases, therefore, can stave off the need for repairs or replacement for long into the future. In fact, they can even last a lifetime.

Steel Is Affordable

Another great benefit of structural steel is that it is endlessly recyclable with no loss of quality. This makes it a cost-effective option that delivers unmatched strength at a price that most business owners can afford. And sustainability is just one reason why structural steel is an environmentally friendly option.

Steel Can Be Fabricated in Almost Any Shape

Though their functionality is universal, no two staircase systems are alike. Complex stair systems are oftentimes needed in industrial, manufacturing, and petrochemical facilities. Other types of buildings, such as museums and concert halls, may have a more creative architectural vision for their staircase design. And then there are ships, which require many staircases of varying sizes. Structural steel is so malleable that it can be fabricated into nearly any shape, making it one of the most versatile materials for fabricating staircase balustrades, railings, handrails, and treads.

Industry-Leading Technology for Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication

With the right CNC plasma cutting technology, professional structural steel and plate fabrication companies can deliver perfectly processed steel staircases for their customers, and that is certainly true when they choose BeamCut. BeamCut is one of the most advanced CNC beam and coping machines in the industry, boasting state-of-the-art features that improve both cut quality and turnaround times.

FANUC Robotics

BeamCut’s six-axis, 360-degree-beveling FANUC robotic arm can make short work of any shape or profile required by staircase blueprints. It is also three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.

Hypertherm Plasma

Hypertherm XPR300—one of the most powerful plasma systems of its kind—gives BeamCut outstanding cutting power.

CNC Software

BeamCut’s user-friendly CNC software is nonproprietary and includes a robust library of shapes as well as CAD software for custom designs. By allowing you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cut paths, BeamCut can help work out any kinks in the design before the work begins.

Learn More About BeamCut

BeamCut’s automated operations help reduce production time of steel staircases by as much as 80%, delivering an impressive ROI for structural steel and plate fabrication companies. Plus, it comes with free and unlimited support for life. To learn more, contact us today.