How Long To Fabricate This Beam In Your Shop ?
Minutes for PythonX
Minutes for CNC Beam Drill Line With Bandsaw
Minutes for All Manual Fabrication Shop
There are 40 distinct cuts and features made to produce this beam. Think how many people and machines are needed to get that done with traditional fabrication equipment. Think of the cost.
With PythonX there’s no layout work, no programming the cuts, no tool change . . . really no operator involvement, except to make sure the right beam was loaded on the infeed conveyor and to push “START.”
And how much material handling was involved with processing this beam on PythonX? Two steps: load the raw beam and remove the finished beam. That takes two minutes total. A manual shop would need about 30 minutes to lift, flip and move the beam around, each movement increasing risk of a handling accident. Shops with ‘conventional’ fab automation still need about 20 minutes to move the piece from one machine to another, over to a workbench for coping and torch cutting – it adds up.