SSC is perfectly placed to supply laser cutting for Agriculture Machine Manufacturers. Having both flatbed and tube lasers within the SSC Group enables us to help support all of your design preferences.
When you combine this with the stocks we hold of carbon steel and high tensile steel, such as Hardox wear plate, Domex, Weldox and Strenx, it means that we are your perfect laser cutting partner.
With 16 years of experience working with clients within the agriculture sector, we’ll always be perfect for the job. It’s a sector that often requires maintenance or repeats of parts throughout the years as the machines get so much use. Though we’re very aware that no two machines are exactly the same, we’ve got an astounding knowledge base of the type of components which will be necessary.
Types of steel: Is there a clear winner within the Agriculture sector?
There’s no particular steel that is best, as the steels used in agricultural machinery are wide and do vary dependant on what the particular agricultural machine in question is manufactured to do. There’s also no standard steel that is more appropriate for indoor or outdoor use, in particular, however, any component which is going into the soil will require some sort of hardening treatment applying to make it more durable in the outdoor conditions. In many cases, carbide tips will be added to seed drill blades which will prolong their life in the soil.
For subsoil applications, we use Hardox wear plate which is produced by Swedish Steel. This product offers an unparalleled combination of hardness and toughness and is available in a wide range of thicknesses and grades. The hardness levels range from 400 (HBW) to 600 (HBW) and all Hardox products allow for effective laser cutting, welding and forming of components.
What types of agricultural machines/parts/equipment has SSC manufactured?
SSC is heavily involved in agricultural machinery manufacture. We work with companies who manufacture farm trailers, ploughs, cultivators, crop sprayers, tractors, potato harvesters, and slurry spreaders.
For structural applications, high strength steels such as S355 plates and sections are used for durability and their impact resistance properties. SSC Laser process these products in both flat laser, flat and fold and tube laser components. Generally, mild steel will be painted, powder coated, galvanized or Zinc plated in order to protect it from rusting.
Only non-ferrous steels or aluminium can be left in their natural state without degrading (tarnishing will occur if the products are used, inside or out).
Flatbeds and tube lasers can be used for design preference…
Our Agricultural customers use both Laser technologies available and they design heavily around laser cutting on both flat laser, flat and fold, and tube laser components. Rectangular Hollow Section is regularly laser cut on our Adige Tube Laser for companies in this industry.
Some benefits of laser cutting for our customers in this industry are for small batch sizes, prototypes, speed of production and reliability of parts.