T-Shaped Load-Bearing Beams
A T-shaped beam is a load-bearing structure with a wide flange to resist compression stress and a vertical web to resist shear stress. Unlike the more commonly used I-beam, T-beams do not have a bottom flange, which means they do not deal with tensile forces well. Despite this disadvantage, there are still many occasions where the T-beam’s unique design is useful, depending on the compression-tension requirements of the structure being built.
Fabricate Perfect T-Beams for Your Customers
Structural steel fabricators can rely on BeamCut, the industry’s leading CNC plasma cutting technology, to fabricate perfect T-beams for their customers. With a six-axis FANUC robotic arm that can bevel 360 degrees, BeamCut can process any shape or profile in the industry. Plus, with powerful X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, combined with photo-laser profiling and linear-laser measuring, all included standard, BeamCut delivers perfect cuts each and every time.
Improve Your Production Time
Of course, delivering quality work is only the beginning of how to get ahead of your competition. You also need to meet your customers’ deadlines for T-beam production. Thankfully, BeamCut’s operations are fully automated. In fact, BeamCut can handle every step of the fabrication in one pass, replacing your shop’s drill lines, band saws, punches, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations. After you’ve run your simulations in the CNC software, simply press the start button and watch perfectly fabricated T-beams come down the line. With BeamCut on your side, your production time can be reduced by as much as 80%.
To learn more about BeamCut and how it can improve your production of load-bearing T-beams, contact us today.