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The PythonX STRUCTURAL Difference

How You Benefit

Quickest Return on Investment

  • Lowest cost per ton
  • Increased revenue per square foot
  • Starts paying for itself 4 to 6 months sooner

Fastest Delivery, Installation and Training in the Industry

  • Delivered in 4 weeks
  • 1 week installation
  • 1 week of training
  • Fully operational in just 6 weeks from order

Predictable and Sustainable Throughput

  • Ability to provide more accurate job estimates

Complex Cutting

  • Done automatically, allowing the fabricator to bid on more complex projects

Small Footprint

  • Replaces several traditional machines and conveyors
  • More room for fitting, welding and painting
  • Maximize the productivity of your existing facility’s space
  • No need to acquire a larger facility

Safety

  • Minimize material handling
  • Less stacking and storing of processed material
  • Scrap bins allow parts to be extracted without operator entering the cell
  • Parts as short as 24″ can be conveyed out of cell, instead of being removed manually
  • Auto-stop feature if door is opened during operation

Designed, Built, Supported in North America

  • Use highest quality components from best-in-class suppliers with global distribution
  • 24/7 access to dedicated support specialists
  • Commitment to support every PythonX STRUCTURAL ever built, for the service life of the machine

Be the Lowest Cost per Ton Producer

In Structural Steel Fabrication, the Lowest Cost per Ton Producer usually wins.

But, if you pay about the same as your competitor for steel and labor, how do you get to the lowest cost per ton?

You get LEAN.

PythonX STRUCTURAL is the lean machine that lets you do more with less:

  • Less Time per Piece
  • Less Material Handling
  • Less Inventory
  • Less Waiting
  • Less Waste
  • Less Space
  • Less Overhead
  • Less Programming
  • Less Errors
  • Less Scrap

We’ve been able to pass along to our customers the savings of reduced time in the shop, so we’re getting more jobs because we’ve been able to reduce our operating costs.

Bob Reiman – General Manager

Anderson Steel

PythonX instantly automates the growing fabrication shop, providing a level of  CNC sophistication that would otherwise take years and millions of dollars to reach with traditional fabrication equipment. Smaller fabrication shops of 10,000 sq. ft. and 10 to 20 employees are now using PythonX as their foundation for growth.

PythonX has made us more competitive. We can take on larger projects having a smaller margin for error. And because errors are costly, it has increased our margins on these types of projects.

Paul David Stehl – Owner & President

Stehl Coporation

Ensuring Your Business Thrives, Day-by-Day, Year After Year

Everyday you push the limits to get jobs done on time and under budget. At Burlington Automation, we understand. That’s why for over a decade, we have focused on developing the ideal solution for structural steel fabricators. The result:  over 380 PythonX STRUCTURAL systems processing steel around the globe. And more being added everyday.

Sure, there are imitators, but PythonX STRUCTURAL has proven time and again to be the most capable technology in the structural steel fabrication space. It ensures your business thrives by delivering consistent performance that  meets the challenges and time constraints of today’s construction industry. It also ensures peace of mind through future-proof upgrades and a record of reliability that allows us to confidently offer the longest warranty in the industry.

As a division of Lincoln Electric, we are part of a world class manufacturing and automation leader that develops solutions to make our customers more productive and successful.  We invite you to visit our facility in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, to meet our team, and to enter a partnership that will help ensure your success for years to come.

We installed the PythonX system in the summer of 2015 and it immediately began opening new doors for us.  With PythonX, we bid and get jobs that we never would have gone after in the past.

Jesse Johnson – Vice President

C&K Johnson Industries

PythonX STRUCTURAL is highly standardized and much in demand so we always have machines in process. The result: we offer PythonX STRUCTURAL with 4 week delivery.  That matters when you bid or win a job where  PythonX STRUCTURAL can greatly improve your margins. And with only 5 days needed to install, you can be up and running within 6 weeks of order.

PythonX has eliminated multiple work stations, saving us massive amounts of space and streamlining our material handling. We have less material prep, fewer errors and QA is more efficient.

Jeff Lane - Supervisor

Cambridge Pro Fab

Best In Class Cut Quality And Accuracy

Poor hole quality and cut finish can lead to failed inspections, lost jobs, and a damaged reputation. But PythonX STRUCTURAL pioneered robotic plasma hole technology and has been producing the undisputed best bolt holes and cuts in the industry for many years. PythonX STRUCTURAL bolt holes have been lab-tested and are AISC/EN1090 compliant.

Bolt Holes

PythonX STRUCTURAL automatically tilts the cutting torch and uses a patented cutting process resulting in a perfectly straight through hole that is NEARLY TAPERLESS.

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Slots

PythonX STRUCTURAL cuts slots and other shapes to the exact specified dimensions allowing for perfect fitup.

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Copes

The PythonX STRUCTURAL copes are produced with a mirror like finish and a smooth corner radius. No touch-up is required.

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Notches

Notches, cutouts and flush cuts made by PythonX STRUCTURAL are smooth and do not require additional grinding or shaping. Their perfect fitup also results in less welding.

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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