Automating steel fabrication gives producers the edge
The Metaltek XB series 10-axis structural steel fabrication system from Advanced Robotic Technology may be one solution to deliver jobs faster.
“We developed the Metaltek XB series to answer the need for fully automated structural steel processing in one machine,” says company director David White.
“To eliminate as much manual labour as possible we included full material handling, and all functions are automated and simple to operate. The whole machine is designed to reduce labour and double handling while increasing productivity and profits.”
With a footprint of 3750mm x 3600mm, Metaltek XB offers full four-sided plasma processing for the steel fabrication industry, advanced CNC robotics, highdefinition plasma cutting and in-house developed user-friendly software and control interface. Moreover, three-axis material handling conveyor systems and crosstransfer conveyors for load and unloading eliminates a large percentage of lifting, flipping and moving of steel members between machines.
The machine is suitable for hot and cold rolled structural steel profiles,. All copes, mitres, square cuts, slots and holes can be cut automatically. Full bevel weld preps can be applied to all surfaces including underneath.