Typically, a structural steel fabricator spends a substantial amount of time on labor intensive, repetitive operations such as fitting and welding. Imagine how much simpler things would be if any part of this process could be affordably automated – Not only done faster, but also with consistent quality. It would increase output and free up man-power to perform other tasks.
Robotic welding of beams and columns is the next stage of automation. Imagine tacking all your attachments, placing the beam or column at the robotic welding station – hitting start – walking away to tack the next set of attachments, then coming back a short time later to a completed piece.