Fabrication refers to the process of creating or assembling lifting equipment, such as cranes, hoists, and lifting beams, from raw materials such as steel, aluminum, and other metals. This process involves cutting, shaping, bending, and joining the materials together using various techniques such as welding, bolting, and riveting.
The fabrication process also involves creating custom parts and components that are specific to the equipment being manufactured, such as gears, pulleys, and hydraulic systems. This requires specialized knowledge and skills in engineering, design, and manufacturing, as well as strict adherence to industry standards and regulations
The final product of the fabrication process is a fully functional and reliable equipment that is designed to meet the specific needs of the customer and comply with all relevant safety standards and regulations.
Discover how we fabricated over-head cranes from scratch at a customer site in our recent project click here to read more.
Difference between Manufacturing and Fabrication
In general, manufacturing is focused on mass production of standardized products, while fabrication is focused on creating customized products that meet specific customer needs. Manufacturing tends to be more automated and reliant on machinery, while fabrication often requires more skilled labor and specialized techniques.
Different Types of Fabrication
Steel fabrication: This involves the cutting, shaping, and assembly of steel parts and components to create structures and equipment made from steel, such as buildings, bridges, and heavy machinery. It involves several different processes, including cutting, bending, and welding of steel components. The process begins with the cutting of steel sheets, beams, or tubes to the required size and shape, using specialized tools such as plasma cutters, lasers, or saws.
The final product of the steel fabrication process is a strong and durable structure or equipment that is designed to withstand a wide range of conditions and environments. This fabrication requires specialized knowledge and skills in welding, metalworking, and engineering, as well as strict adherence to industry standards and regulations.
Sheet metal fabrication: This involves the cutting, bending, and shaping of sheet metal to create a variety of products, such as ductwork, metal cabinets, and decorative features.
Welding fabrication: This involves the joining of two or more metal components using welding techniques, such as MIG welding, TIG welding, and arc welding. Welding fabrication can be used to create a wide range of products, from simple brackets and frames to complex machinery and equipment
Pipe fabrication: This involves the cutting, bending, and welding of pipes to create a variety of products, such as piping systems for industrial plants, oil and gas pipelines, and plumbing systems.
Aluminum fabrication: This involves the cutting, shaping, and assembly of aluminum parts and components to create a variety of products, such as aircraft parts, boats, and architectural features.
Prolift Fabrication Team
At Prolift we have our own fabrication division which manufactures
a large range of equipment to customer’s specifications including below:
- Overhead cranes and monorail
- Lifting Beams;
- Jib Crane
- Spreader Beams
- A-Frame Gantry Cranes
- Fork Lift Attachments
- Storage and Personnel Access Cages
- Lifting Brackets, pad eyes and lifting eyes
- Specialised stainless steel fabrication for clean room environments and food industry.
Ideally all we ask is that you and your team contact us with any lifting, material handling, height safety and steel fabrication requirements. We will review the project and requirements and recommend most cost effective and suitable solution for the application in question.
We offer a turnkey solution to projects including:
- Design and spec of project including lifting equipment and steelwork – Drawings provided along with spec sheets on projects
- Supply CE Certified Lifting Equipment
- Manufacture CE Certifed steelwork
- Delivery of equipment to site
- Install Lifting equipment and steelwork on-site
- Certification of lifting equipment and steelwork on-site by means of load testing
- Training on products supplied if required