Automating structural steel fabrication
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 to demm.co.nz/enquiry quote: D140504