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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 STRUCTURAL 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 STRUCTURAL 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 STRUCTURAL
Produces Quality Bolt HolesYESYESYES
Maximum Hole Diameter2" (50 mm)2" (50 mm)24" (609 mm)
Produce Layout Marks for Clips & StiffenersLIMITEDLIMITEDYES
Downloads from Design/Detailing Software
(TEKLA, SDS/2, StruCAD, ProSTEEL, AUTOCAD)
YESYESANY SHAPE
Time to Cut-to-Length one W24 x 100INCAPABLE5 MINUTES 1 min 15 sec
Automatic Part Handling (set it and forget it)FLIP MANUALLYYESYES
Cut Copes with CNC AccuracyINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Make Cutouts for Bracing & Knife ConnectionsINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Text Scribing - any sizeINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Fabricate Complete Stair Stringers
(including Tread layout)
INCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Miter CutINCAPABLECOSTLY OPTIONYES
Cut Slots & Any Other ShapesINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Weld Prep Bevel CutINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Rip I-Beams into T-BeamsINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Tool Change RequiredYESYESNEVER
Overall Production OutputSLOWAVERAGEFASTEST
PriceLOWESTHIGHESTMID RANGE

Machine Capability                       Single Spindle
Beam Drill Line
Three Spindle
Beam Drill Line
With Band Saw
PythonX
Produces Quality Bolt HolesYESYESYES
Maximum Hole Diameter2" (50 mm)2" (50 mm)24" (609 mm)
Produce Layout Marks for Clips & StiffenersLIMITEDLIMITEDYES
Downloads from Design/Detailing Software
(TEKLA, SDS/2, StruCAD, ProSTEEL, AUTOCAD)
YESYESANY SHAPE
Time to Cut-to-Length one W24 x 100INCAPABLE5 MINUTES 1 min. 15 sec.
Automatic Part Handling - set it and forget itFLIP MANUALLYYESYES
Cut Copes with CNC AccuracyINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Make Cutouts for Bracing & Knife ConnectionsINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Text Scribing - any sizeINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Fabricate Complete Stair Stringers
(including Tread layout)
INCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Miter CutINCAPABLECOSTLY OPTIONYES
Cut Slots & Any Other ShapesINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Weld Prep Bevel CutINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Rip I-Beams into T-BeamsINCAPABLEINCAPABLEYES
Tool Change RequiredYESYESNEVER
Overall Production OutputSLOWAVERAGEFASTEST
PriceLOWESTHIGHESTMID RANGE

Since introducing the PythonX 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 STRUCTURAL 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