The PythonX system can process virtually any steel used in construction projects. I beam, wide flange beam, channel, angle, plate, hollow structural sections (HSS) and angle – all can be handled by the same material conveyance and measurement system, and all can be cut by the same plasma torch.

The amazing thing is that there is no programming of the machine by the operator to accomplish this. A dstv file from steel detailing programs like Tekla, SDS2 or StruCAD is downloaded into the machine control and the on-board computer determines all the torch movements and the order of cuts to maximize processing productivity.

This addresses the problem of skilled labor shortage among fabricators. Skilled layout men, torch cutters and machine operators are rare and, therefore, expensive. None are needed to run a pythonX system, because the machine pretty much runs itself.

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PythonX Gives You . . .

Material Handling Savings

• PythonX torch head can fully
  encircle the workpiece –
  no need to flip or turn it.

• Eliminates transfers of the
  workpiece between machines.

Much Faster Throughput

• PythonX made 40 features in a
  W16 x 31 beam in 10 minutes.
  Use a beam drill line, bandsaw
  + oxy-fuel torch? 82 minutes.

• 4-6 times faster than bandsaw,
  cutting off W24x100 Beam.

No Prep Work - Measuring,
Marking or Programming

• Upload Tekla or other .dstv
  file and PythonX automatically
  determines cut sequence/path.

• Using the drawing's reference
  point, the PythonX torch head
  probes workpiece, calculates
  offsets and adjusts cutting
  path accordingly.

No Manual Cutting

• No limit on PythonX hole size.
  If a detailer can draw the
  shape, you can be assured
  PythonX can cut it.

• Takes guesswork/errors out
  of bevels, copes, miters, etc.


The plasma torch does all the measuring needed - you won't have to

The PythonX plasma cutter is able to maintain a 1/32"
(0.8 mm) tolerance for the length of the workpiece
(like a cut off). The robot arm's positional repeatability
is actually 10X more precise than that so the actual
operating tolerance is typically even tighter .

PythonX Structural Steel Fabrication Capacity

The versatility of plasma cutting structural steel with the PythonX system is illustrated in the table below. From small sections of angle to be used for clips to massive beams, this one system can accommodate nearly all the parts a structural fabricator is called on to supply. Using traditional equipment, it would take 5 to 6 different machines to make all the customary cuts on this variety of workpieces.

You could spend 2 to 3 times the cost of a PythonX plasma system to buy those 5 or 6 traditional machines. You could also build a building at least twice as large to house them as what PythonX would need.  Or you could let your competitor deal with those costs, while you lower your capital and operating costs using PythonX.

  Beam Width
4 in.
48 in.
36 in. is standard
  Beam Height
4 in.
17 in.
  Bar/Plate Width
4 in.
36 in.
support inserts needed
  Bar/Plate Thickness
0.25 in.
1.25 in.
  Channel Width
3 in.
36 in.
  Channel Height
1.25 in.
4 in.
3 in. x 3 in.
8 in. x 8 in.
smaller angle may need support inserts
  Hollow Structurals
2 in. x 2 in.
24 in. x16 in.
Material Thickness
Edge Start up to 2 inch
Pierce up to 1.25 inch
Part Length
Standard is 40 ft.   Can be increased to 80 ft.
using multiple 4 ft. sections.