Recall the circus act where an seemingly endless parade of clowns – 12 ,15 18 or more – come streaming out of a compact car. That's the feeling you may have with PythonX, because it's like having 5 or 6 different machines all wrapped up in one. First, it's a beam drill line, making high quality AISC-approved bolt holes and slots of virtually any size you couls ask.

Next, it's a bandsaw that quickly miters and cuts off beam, chanel, angle of a wide variety of sizes. It's also a coping torch or robot capable of cutting any cope, notch, flange flush cut or other feature. It's also a marking machine that can scribe layout marks or any piece marks that might be needed. Finally, it can perform beveling and weld prep cuts and any type of feature you'd make on a plate burning center. At my count, that's the capability of five machines in one PythonX.

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Materials Fabricated

Structural Plate and Bar
Structural fabricators began
using plasma cutting in plate burning centers. But how does
a separate burning table make sense when PythonX does the same functions plus processes HSS, beam, channel and angle.

Structural Steel Beams
Beams need it all: copes, slots, AISC-approved bolt holes, notches, miter cuts, piece marks and weld-prep bevel cuts. If you use traditional machines, that's five different workstations. Or
it can be one PythonX.

Structural Steel Channel
Structural steel channel really requires the same sorts of cuts as structural beam, but also can requires unique features such
angled cut offs, knife cuts, and
more unusual cut outs. Channel
is also the raw material that gets fabricated into stair stringers. PythonX cuts all these features 'automatically' in a single pass.

Structural Angle
Whether it's clips with bolt holes or special-purpose pieces,
nearly any size of angle can be flexibly fabricated with PythonX, including any needed or cut offs or penetrations .

Hollow Structural Sections
HSS can be especially difficult if special penetrations are called
for because cutting accurately
on rounded corners is hard to
do. Not for PythonX, though. It easlily makes any sort of penetration cut, plus bevel cuts,
cut offs and knife cuts needed
for bracing joints.

An Entire Structrual Steel Fabrication Shop In A Single Machine

When we say that one PythonX can replace an entire fab shop of conventional structural steel fabrication equipment, we mean it. As the animation below shows, one PythonX can serve the functions of five different traditional machines that would take up five times the amount of floorspace and require five times as many employees to operate and transport material to and from the workcenters.

But making the switch to PythonX takes some getting used to. You'd have to get used to not having piles of chips and turnings cluttering your shop. . . not having to regularly replace drill bits and saw blades. You would have to get used to faster processing and being able to make virtually any cut you need on any workpiece you want, and the box on the right explains.


A smaller structural steel fabrication shop considering its first step into automated production machinery can achieve an impressive return on investment with PythonX:
  • Performs all the key fabricating functions needed (other than welding).

  • Minimum floorspace requirements means you can invest in just the production machinery, not a building expansion to host it.

  • Reduced material handling not only reduces labor cost, but increases shop safety and lowers liability exposure.

  • Reduced labor costs from fewer material handlers, but also fewer machine (or cutting torch) operators, layout men, etc.