Why Beam Coping Is Important

BeamCut coping a steel beamStructural steel is used in the construction of just about every kind of structure, including buildings, bridges, and ships. And, of course, designs of these structures can vary greatly. To precisely match specifications outlined in blueprints, steel beams must be fabricated to perfection. In addition to being cut to size and thickness, steel beams often need to be coped to meet the structural support needs of the project.

What Is Beam Coping?

Coping refers to the process of cutting slots or other indentations into steel beams so that they tightly interlock with other beams. Beam coping allows for more flexibility in architectural design, as it makes acute and obtuse angles of intersecting beams possible without jeopardizing the strength of the structural steel frame.

How Is Beam Coping Done?

Skilled metalworkers can cut reliefs into steel beams by hand using a blowtorch. However, coping by hand is a time-consuming, expensive, and often imprecise process. Most structural steel fabricators use a CNC beam coping machine to perform this task. CNC beam machines eliminate the potential for error that is always a risk with a handheld torch, and they automate the cutting process, delivering much quicker results than any human—no matter how skilled—is capable of.

The Industry’s Leading CNC Beam Coping Machine

Professionals looking to invest in industry-leading structural steel and plate fabrication technology rely on BeamCut. This remarkable CNC beam coping machine is decked out with state-of-the-art features that can help fabrication shops reach the next level of success. These features include:

  • A six-axis robotic arm that can bevel 360 degrees and cut any shape or profile in the industry
  • One of the most powerful plasma systems on the market
  • User-friendly CNC software that automates beam coping and other fabrication processes

Benefits of BeamCut

Precise beam coping measurements can be programmed into the CNC software and cutting tests can be ran in the digital environment to prevent any errors in the fabrication process. Then, it’s simply a matter of loading the beam and pressing the start button for BeamCut to take over and deliver 100% accurate cuts. This easy operation helps structural steel and plate fabrication shops maintain a lean workforce because BeamCut only requires one technician to operate. And because this impressive beam machine is automated, it help reduce production time by 80%, a significant return on investment!

Taking Your Shop to the Next Level

Upgrade your shop’s beam coping and fabrication capabilities with BeamCut. Not only will you have the remarkable power of this beam machine on your side, but you’ll also have support from our team of experts. With your purchase, we’ll include on-site installation and training anywhere in the U.S., as well as free and unlimited support for life. Should you ever have an issue with your BeamCut coping machine, simply give us a call and we’ll get you back on line ASAP.

For more information about BeamCut and how it can help improve beam coping production at your shop, contact us today.