What Is a Beam Coping Machine?

What Is a Beam Coping Machine In the structural steel and plate fabrication industry, coping refers to the process of making relief cuts in the beam so that it will fit with other components of the framework. While coping can be done with a handheld torch, a lot of professional structural steel fabricators will use a beam coping machine to improve precision and speed up production. In fact, those who are in the know about BeamCut have a distinct advantage over competitors thanks to the remarkable benefits this industry-leading CNC beam coping machine delivers.

How a Beam Coping Machine Works

With BeamCut, a profile of the cope can be uploaded to the CNC software from the built-in shape library or CAD. The user-friendly interface will then allow you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts for coping, and track robotic cutting paths before the work begins so that any mistakes can be avoided. Then, the material simply needs to be loaded and the start button pressed for BeamCut to begin coping with perfection.

The Industry’s Most Advanced Features

BeamCut was designed to be an all-in-one solution for your structural steel and plate fabrication needs. To refine your production, BeamCut includes the following state-of-the-art features:

FANUC Robotics

The FANUC robotic arm has six axes and can bevel 360 degrees, making short work of any shape or profile needed for coping beams, plates, and even pipes—hydraulic clamps prevent round materials from rotating during processing. This versatility is paired with the superior power of Hypertherm X-Definition plasma.

Photo-Laser Profiling & Linear-Laser Measuring

These two features are engineered to improve cut precision, and they’re not found on all beam coping machines. However, they are included standard with BeamCut.

Non-Proprietary CNC Software

BeamCut’s software includes CAD for custom designs, CAM for nesting, and CNC for automated operations. The software is compatible with nearly any design or profile and requires no annual service contract.

Benefits of Automated Beam Coping Machines

BeamCut can handle nearly every type of structural steel fabrication, from shaping beams and plate to coping reliefs and custom profiles. In fact, this state-of-the-art CNC beam coping machine can replace the punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations in your shop, freeing up valuable space and allowing you to maintain a lean workforce—BeamCut requires only one technician to operate. The benefits of BeamCut are many and include better quality work, faster turnarounds, and reduced waste.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level of Success

With BeamCut on your side, you can reduce the production time of your operations by 80%, an impressive return on investment. This industry-leading beam coping machine includes free and unlimited support for life, and we offer turnkey installation and training anywhere in the U.S.

If you’re looking to take your business to new heights and get ahead of your competitors, contact us today to learn more about how BeamCut can perfect your beam coping capabilities.