Pre-Engineered Metal Building Systems

  • Sub-Arc Beam Welder

    FRANKLIN MODEL PTW-72 is a complete Automatic submerged twin-arc welding system.  It is designed for fixturing and welding Three (3) piece built-up beams consisting of a web and two (2) flanges.  The PTW-72 has a web capacity of 72 inches and flange capacities of 20” wide x 1" thick.  A complete PTW-72 fabricating cell can be up to 300 ft. long.  The system consists of a web loading gantry, web seam station, tack station unit, 4020 CNC Flange Loading Gantry and PTW-72 Pull Thru Welder with CNC Controls.

  • Web Seam Welder

    The WS-72 web seamer station is equipped with a Lincoln Power Wave AC/DC welders and Max-Sa controls.  The WS-72 utilizes unique magnets that pull the web plates down to the copper back-up bar.  The copper back-up bar is designed with a small flux groove and is fixtured into an aluminum water-cooled sub-bar.

  • Tack Station

    TS-72 tack up station provides hydraulic clamping that pre-fixtures the leading edge of the prefabricated bean. Franklin “40” Series CNC Gantry provides automated pick and place loading of finished flanges from the Franklin CNC Flange Line System. Franklin “60” Series gantries provide up to 60 ft. of length capacity and 75 ft of travel storage.

  • CNC Flange Line

    Franklin Model PF196x425RM is a 20" CNC combination plate/flange line with infinite variable gauge capable of locating holes at any location across the flange or plate.  The PF196x425 Equipped with a Model 5425 (425 ton) shear, has a maximum capacity of 20” wide x 1 ¼” thick plate.  The 196-ton triple gag tooling contains three (3) tools that can be individually selected thru the CNC program.  Punching capacities up to 2 inches in diameter and quick-change tooling provide quick change over for plate fabrication.  The flange/plate material is conveyed and measured with a multi-pinch roll drive system.  The press assembly is positioned at 1500 IPM by a Hi-Performance Hydraulic servo system. 

  • BP130X12 CNC Flange Line

    Franklin BP5130x12 CNC Plate/Flange Line is a high production combination machine for both plate and flange fabrication.

  • BP196X20 CNC Flange Line

    Franklin BP5196x20 CNC Plate/Flange Line is a high production combination machine for both plate and flange fabrication.

  • CNC Plate Line

    The Franklin Plate Line provides high capacity punching and shearing. It is designed for producing heavy base plates and splice plates. The 330-ton punch ram, 38 tons of hydraulic stripping, and quick change tooling provide a multiple of gauge configurations. The Model 5330 shear station with hydraulic hold-downs provides cutting capacity for 1"x 18" or 1¼"x 14" bar. The infeed conveyor has a heavy roller bed, servo-driven rack, and a pinion measuring carriage. The infeed system is available in 20, 40, and 60 foot lengths.

  • Web Cutting Plasma System

    The Franklin Web Plasma Cutting system is a combination of unique material handling and high performance CNC Plasma cutting machine. Raw sheets are automatically retrieved and loaded by a Programmable Gantry system. Each plate is loaded onto the infeed conveyor and squared by hydraulic pushers. The plates are then moved by the powered roller conveyor on the driven plasma slat table. Once the webs or other parts are cut, the plasma slat table conveys forward unloading the completed parts and skeleton.

  • Material Handling Gantry Crane

    All Franklin fabricating systems are available with optional CNC gantry loading (or unloading) and support software with smart pickup capabilities and servo controlled positioning. Models with length capacities of 20, 40, and 60 foot lengths are available. The magnet lift system with variable power control is compatible with light and heavy steel. A pneumatic suction type lifting system is available for non-magnetic materials such as copper or aluminum.

  • High Speed Clip Machine

    - Hi-speed Feeder Clamp and Shuttle

    - 130 Ton Punch/90 Ton Shear

    - 4-Hole and 2-hole tooling

    - Produces a Clip every 3 seconds

    - Flange Brace clips with special tooling blocks

  • MDT-72 Plate Duplicator

    - Plates 18” x 72”

    - 196-330-ton punching

    - Fixed gauge punching 0-12”

    - Semi-Automatic Operation

    - Fast Plate Duplication

    - Quick set-up

  • Custom Designed Machinery

    We specialize in meeting your specific needs. Here's a sampling of some of our custom designs.

FRANKLIN MANUFACTURING, INC. based in Russellville, AL. provides total solutions with its standard product line of CNC structural fabricating machines. With extensive experience in steel fabricating equipment, Franklin’s CNC equipment is used in several markets worldwide including pre-engineered steel buildings, heavy structural fabrication and joist fabrication. Franklin’s philosophy for complete in-house responsibility of design engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, CNC controls, software development, customer service and installation is all encompassed in its 400,000 sq ft facility.

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