BeamMaster Robotic Welding for Structural Steel

| March 15, 2019

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BeamMaster from AGT Robotics is a self-programming robotic welding cell designed to answer all the welding needs of low-volume/high-mix production for structural steel fabricators. A typical building can consist of thousands of unique beams. BeamMaster is designed to fabricate most steel assemblies and accessories for structural steel buildings in a variety of weld types.

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