Tailored systems to fit unique material handling applications

Steel Storage Systems broad engineering and manufacturing capabilities extend beyond warehouse storage racks and are often utilized by clients to design and produce custom material handling systems. Our talent to engineer and build complete custom designs along with automated controls with a focus on metals applications is unique to the industry.

Packaging System for Hex Bundles of Round Steel Tubing

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Beam Splitter

Beam Splitter

A special Beam Splitter device has been developed to split beams into tees in conjunction with a rotary shear process. The Splitter features fixed and powered blocks that form a vice for the beam causing it to break into tees. The Beam Splitter is incorporated into a Transfer Conveyor.

The operation is such that the Transfer will lift a scored beam off the rotary shear exit roller table and position it against the Splitter’s stationary block, which is adjustable to minimize the cylinder stroke and travel (for narrow vs wider beams).

The powered block would engage and “snap” the beam into tees. The blocks are just 2” high to be below the beam’s web and have a pinch effect.

The Transfer Conveyor not only facilitates the beam positioning but also provides accumulation space for the resulting tees.

Mill Exit and Packaging Lines

Steel Storage has designed and installed several tube mill Exit and Packaging Lines. Each system is tailored to handle a range of sizes and lengths. The system can package both structural and mechanical tubing and in multiple bundle configurations. They are integrated to the mill to match speed and size, and have automated controls.

CNC Turning Center Feed and Exit Line System

CNC Turning Center Feed and Exit Lines

The system is an integrated feed for tubes to two turning machines and a vertical mill. A tube conveys to the first turning center for threading the right end, then to the second turning center to thread the left end, and on to the mill for scalloping the surface.

Integrated Processing Line

Tubes are conveyed in a continuing sequence from a furnace to a straightener, an eddy current tester, a saw, and a deburring machine.

Transfers Feeding Tube Laser
Transfers Feeding Tube Laser
Custom Plate Conveyor
Plate Upender Conveyor System

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Beam-Splitter Video

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