The company said manufacturing capacity at its dedicated facility has been enhanced with the arrival of a new semi-automated submerged arc T & I welding machine to further support customers in the oil and gas, structural, general engineering and machinery industries.
The new welding machine, combined with existing plate cutting facilities, can manufacture custom sized T & I-beams from plate steel, which is said to allow Barnshaws to offer a more cost-effective solution to its customers.
The beams can measure up to 1m in depth, 500mm in width and can have a maximum linear density of 600kg/m. Barnshaws said it is possible to produce sections up to 19m long.
The T&I welding machine also enables the manufacture of fabricated and tapered tees. In addition, components can be offered with a single or multi-run fillet weld, depending on the intended use of the structure.
Barnshaws Commercial Director Greg North commented: “This new T&I welding machine gives us increased capability to support requirements from customers in demanding industries.
“While we already operate a number of different machines for various steelwork purposes, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service, and offer more choice to our customers.”