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Maximum Automation, High Volume

The crown jewel of every automated steel factory

Power and Precision

With just one worker on the floor, this machine can process 13 beams in an 8 hour shift. We know because a customer in Japan came to us with the challenge and we beat their expectations.

Design

Each SBA Conti line is customized to your specific needs. In-feed systems with automatic beam straightening, built to fit your workflow. Designed to handle the toughest jobs, we challenge you to give us a beam we can’t finish.

Built by hand in Austria with an outstanding attention to detail.

Available in three sizes

The SBA Conti’s design is chosen by fabricators running a plant with continuous material flow. It allows for easy integration in existing beam handling and can accommodate high output demands for welded structural steel.

SBA Conti’s design consists of only one handling robot. To further increase the output an additional welding robot can be added (SBA Conti+) and is also available in a double-line configuration (SBA2 Conti+), our flagship model, which features up to four welding robots for the maximum troughput.

Investment & Reward

With a Zeman machine you can be sure your investment will pay off quickly! 

  • It’s a dangerous job, no doubt. Improving worker safety leads to less downtime due to injuries on the job
  • Automation increases your ability to reliably calculate job completion time and produce beams faster.
  • The machines don’t get tired. Avoid mistakes that lead to job delays and injuries, our machines will always perform reliably no matter how long the day is.
  • Produce more than just steel beams, produce a profit!

Not convinced? See our many customer testimonials or schedule a visit to a facility using a Zeman machine today!

SBA Conti

Technical Specifications

Features
  • Highest Automated Line. Always comes with automatic InFeed & UnLoading for Main Profile and a moveable ADD Parts table.
  • Laser Measurement. Defines material dimensions and locate the zero reference point.
  • Tack & Weld Robot for fully automated and perfect beam assembly with up to 4 Welding Robots at our Double Line.
  • Parts Scanning Unit. For full quality check of all ADD parts. Each scan simultaneously checks and compares the results with the 3D model.
  • Parts Robot. ADD parts will be perfectly positioned to their exact weld location.
  • Integrated Profile Turning Device. Rotate beams the full 360° for maximum processing and continuous automated production.
  • Profile Clamping Unit. Secures the main profile for tacking and welding.
  • Machine Control. Fully automated production with all its data in sight and control from a safe position and distance.
  • ProFIT Software. Allows semi automated generation of the full assembly and welding workflow.
Machine Specs
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Size
Beam Length
1240mft
1650mft
1860mft
Overall Machine Length
65545215' 1/2mmin
78145256' 4 1/2mmin
83525274' 3/8mmin
Overall Machine Width
1042034' 2 1/4mmin
Overall Machine Height
600019' 8 1/4mmin
SBA2 (Double Line)
Overall Machine Width
1513549' 7 7/8mmin
Capacity
Maximum add-part weight
200441kglbs
Maximum beam weight
600013230kglbs
Materials
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Main Profile Dimensions
type
height min-max
width min-max
length min-max
H-Beam
803.1450019.68mmin
1505.9110043.3mmin
30009.84 18000 39.36mmft
U-Channel
803.141104.33mmin
2208.6640015.74mmin
30009.84 18000 39.36mmft
Rectangular
803.1430011.81mmin
803.1450019.68mmin
30009.84 18000 39.36mmft
Tube
803.1430011.81mmin
803.1430011.81mmin
30009.84 18000 39.36mmft
Add Part Dimensions
type
height min-max
width min-max
length min-max
H-Beam
803.142509.84mmin
803.142509.84mmin
1003.9350019.68mmin
U-Channel
1003.9340015.74mmin
702.751204.72mmin
602.3650019.68mmin
Tube
702.752007.87mmin
702.752007.87mmin
602.3650019.68mmin
Angle
602.361807.08mmin
602.361807.08mmin
602.36140055.11mmin
Plate
501.9680031.49mmin
1003.93140055.11mmin
50.19602.36mmin
Welding Details
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welding_system
MAG
Type of Welding
Fillet
Groove
Partial Penetration
Welding Wire
G3Si1
Single-Layer Welding Seam Size
a3 3/16″ a6 5/16″
Multi-Layer Welding Seam Size
a8 7/16″ a15 12/16″
Optional Upgrades
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  • 2nd Welding Tower incl. SYNCRO II
  • Main Profile width up to
    150059.05mmin
  • Main Profile up to
    1650mft
  • Main Profile up to
    1860mft
  • Multi-Layer
    a87/16''
    to
    a1512/16''
  • Pre-Heating System for End Plates
  • Plasmacut
  • Process Tapered Main Profiles
  • Process SIN Main Profiles
  • Angle profiles as ADD Parts
  • Operating Platform
  • Automatic UnLoading System for Main Profile
  • Automatic UnFeed System for Main Profile with CrossConveyors