Au­tomat­ing struc­tural steel fab­ri­ca­tion

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Ad­vanced Ro­botic Tech­nol­ogy (ART) has cre­ated the Me­taltek XB se­ries 10-axis struc­tural steel fab­ri­ca­tion sys­tem.

“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. 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 cross-trans­fer 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, in­clud­ing RHS, SHS, UB, UC, PFC, TFC, EA and UA, with max­i­mum beam cross sec­tions of 1260 x 600 mm. All copes, mitres, square cuts, slots and holes can be cut au­to­mat­i­cally. Full bevel weld preps can be ap­plied to all sur­faces in­clud­ing un­der­neath. Plasma etch mark­ing is also a stan­dard rd fea­ture for part num­bers, weld­ing in­struc­tions, align­ment marks etc. More­over, ART's Pro­fileShop V4 touch­screen con­troller com­bines ease of use with ad­vanced fea­tures to au­to­mate all cut­ting set­tings, re­sult­ing in op­ti­mum cut qual­ity. The ad­vanced CNC reads in­dus­try stan­dard DSTV and DXF draw­ing files, sup­port­ing soft­ware pack­ages such as Tekla, StruCad, Au­toCad and many more.

Go to­quiry quote: D140504

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