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Compare Beam Fabrication Machines

70 to 80% of the beams that leave your shop have more than just bolt holes. It takes only 5 to 10 minutes to drill the bolt holes with a beam line, but there’s anywhere from 20 to 120 minutes of labor and machine time to make the copes, bevels, slots, notches, marking, etc. needed for a finished beam. So the average beam leaving your shop has 5 minutes of drilling and 1 hour of manual fabrication work in it.

Beams that leave a PythonX machine average 10 minutes total fabrication time. That’s a savings of at least 45 minutes per beam.

And that’s just the time savings. PythonX improves your entire operation, as it nearly eliminates all material handling, machine programming, tooling, rework and the redundant single-purpose machines you’re probably using now . . . like a beam drill line.

Machine Capability                        Single Spindle
Beam Drill Line
Three Spindle
Beam Drill Line
With Band Saw
PythonX
Produces Quality Bolt Holes YES YES YES
Maximum Hole Diameter 2" (50 mm) 2" (50 mm) 24" (609 mm)
Produce Layout Marks for Clips & Stiffeners LIMITED LIMITED YES
Downloads from Design/Detailing Software
(TEKLA, SDS/2, StruCAD, ProSTEEL, AUTOCAD)
YES YES ANY SHAPE
Time to Cut-to-Length one W24 x 100 INCAPABLE 5 MINUTES 1 min 15 sec
Automatic Part Handling (set it and forget it) FLIP MANUALLY YES YES
Cut Copes with CNC Accuracy INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Make Cutouts for Bracing & Knife Connections INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Text Scribing - any size INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Fabricate Complete Stair Stringers
(including Tread layout)
INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Miter Cut INCAPABLE COSTLY OPTION YES
Cut Slots & Any Other Shapes INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Weld Prep Bevel Cut INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Rip I-Beams into T-Beams INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Tool Change Required YES YES NEVER
Overall Production Output SLOW AVERAGE FASTEST
Price LOWEST HIGHEST MID RANGE
Machine Capability                        Single Spindle
Beam Drill Line
Three Spindle
Beam Drill Line
With Band Saw
PythonX
Produces Quality Bolt Holes YES YES YES
Maximum Hole Diameter 2" (50 mm) 2" (50 mm) 24" (609 mm)
Produce Layout Marks for Clips & Stiffeners LIMITED LIMITED YES
Downloads from Design/Detailing Software
(TEKLA, SDS/2, StruCAD, ProSTEEL, AUTOCAD)
YES YES ANY SHAPE
Time to Cut-to-Length one W24 x 100 INCAPABLE 5 MINUTES 1 min. 15 sec.
Automatic Part Handling - set it and forget it FLIP MANUALLY YES YES
Cut Copes with CNC Accuracy INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Make Cutouts for Bracing & Knife Connections INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Text Scribing - any size INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Fabricate Complete Stair Stringers
(including Tread layout)
INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Miter Cut INCAPABLE COSTLY OPTION YES
Cut Slots & Any Other Shapes INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Weld Prep Bevel Cut INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Rip I-Beams into T-Beams INCAPABLE INCAPABLE YES
Tool Change Required YES YES NEVER
Overall Production Output SLOW AVERAGE FASTEST
Price LOWEST HIGHEST MID RANGE

Since introducing the Python X to our shop, we’ve substantially increased our production. This is our first and only beamline and it has greatly benefited our shop, increasing quality and output.

Tony Weitzenbaur – Plant Manager

M&G Steel Limited

Yes, people make mistakes: in reading drawings, in layout, in programming and in manual cutting. PythonX eliminates these sources of human error. With the right drawing file and the right piece of steel, it will produce the right part every time. You won’t believe how much that can improve your margins.

The PythonX Structural Fabrication System has helped us increase production by 300% since it was installed. I have no idea how we would be able to get this work out without this machine.

Justin Airhart – Chief Operations Officer

Southern Sales & Equipment

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