Steel is a versatile product that is used in nearly every type of megastructure, including bridges. This is due to many factors. First, steel is exceptionally strong and flexible, making it the ideal material for supporting the weight of bridges and buildings. Second, it is affordable thanks to its high strength-to-weight ratio, which reduces transportation costs. And third, steel is environmentally friendly—it can be recycled, and indeed, steel from demolished structures is often repurposed for new ones.
How Structural Steel for Bridge Building is Fabricated
Structural steel fabricators who specialize in manufacturing parts for bridges need to be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure their products meet the stringent requirements set by the architect. If you’re such a fabricator, you’ll want to know about BeamCut, the industry’s most advanced robotic plasma cutting technology.
Features of BeamCut
BeamCut was designed with the success of your structural steel fabrication business in mind. With a six-axis FANUC robotic arm that is three times stronger than the industry standard, powerful X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, and fully automated CNC software, BeamCut minimizes costly cutting mistakes, helps you maintain a lean workforce, and reduces your production time by as much as 80%. That’s a significant return on investment!
BeamCut replaces punches, drill lines, band saws, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, processing all steps in one pass. Not only will this free up valuable space in your shop, but it also automates the fabrication process and helps minimize material handling.
To learn more about how BeamCut can help your production of structural steel parts for bridge building, contact us today!