What is the LayoutMaster
Augmented Reality Fitting Assistant For Structural Steel
The LayoutMaster is a full-color laser projection system that will project all the information that an operator needs to precisely tack-weld connections on the beam or on other connections.
The LayoutMaster is the ultimate, common-sense tool to transform any operator into your best fitter in a matter of minute!
SAY GOODBYE TO THE
REDUCE YOUR RELIANCE ON SKILLED LABOR
Many companies struggle to find and retain reliable employees with the right skill sets. The LAYOUTMASTER system is easy to learn and can be operated by anyone with the skills to use a smartphone. No blueprint reading, no measuring, no problem!
VIRTUALLY NO ADDITIONAL FLOORSPACE !
THE HIGH-DEFINITION PROJECTOR TRAVELS ON AN OVERHEAD RAIL
Freeing up floor space for the operator to work unimpeded the LAYOUTMASTER also saves floor space by producing as much fit product in one station as 2-3 manual fitting stations. When combined with the BEAMMASTER, the LAYOUTMASTER fits within the same footprint providing fast, effective fitting assistance in the same floorspace as your robotic welding system.
ELIMINATE THE FITTING PRODUCTION BOTTLENECK
With the ability to instantaneously project the required details directly on the workpiece the LAYOUTMASTER saves time associated with reading and interpreting drawings, measuring, marking and verification. Needing only a few seconds to establish the orientation of the beam and re-verifying over the beam length, the LAYOUTMASTER turns a tedious fitting operation into a simple and fast pick-place-tack operation.
PRECISE & ERROR-FREE
ELIMINATE COSTLY ERRORS AT THE SOURCE.
Assembly information is projected directly from CAD details - eliminating the need to interpret drawings and the associated errors. Detailed part information is immediately and conveniently available to the operator to ensure that the right parts end up exactly in the right place.
WHY INVEST IN A PROJECTION SYSTEM
The typical steel fabrication shop will spend between 20 & 30% of the entire shop fabrication time on fitting operations. Along with welding, it's the most labour-intensive operation of the entire fabrication process.
You have likely invested in automated equipment for beam and part preparation; it's now time to bring your shop to the next phase: Assisted Fitting.
NO MORE LAYOUT BOTTLENECKS
The OLD way
Using traditional methods, a highly trained fitter needs to carefully read a drawing, pull a tape measure and accurately mark out part positions.
LAYOUTMASTER projects high-resolution, 3D color projection of all connections, holes, part numbers on H-Beams, HSS, Channels, Angles, Plates and more…
THE FASTEST WAY TO FIT. NO FLOORSPACE NEEDED.
The FASTEST way to fit No FLOORSPACE needed The hunt for the best fitting solution is over.
Fitting manually is slow and requires a highly trained fitter. Using a drill line or a coping robot can be slow so most fabricators won't use the feature or will mark minimal data.
A dedicated marking system takes up a lot of valuable floorspace and you still need to move the beam to a fitting station after.
FITTING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EASY
When you combine BeamMaster and a LayoutMaster into a single machine you get a powerful fitting and welding solution. The BeamMaster/LayoutMaster solution allows you to fabricate more steel with your existing floor space!.
With this combination, the fitter can work in zone 1, while the robot welds in zone 2.
BEAMMASTER 1 ZONEOne working zone with rotators
BEAMMASTER 2 ZONETwo working areas with rotator
BEAMMASTER 2 ZONE + LAYOUTMASTERTwo working areas with rotator + LayoutMaster
COMPARiSON WITH OTHER METHODS
|No Measuring tape required|
|Full color projection/Marking|
|Speed NOT affected by number of connections|
|Low Material Handling|
|Standalone (will not slow other process)|
|Beam, Tubes, Channels up to 70'' (and more)|
|Angles, plates up to 70'' (and more)|
Part Info (Current Accessory)
All Holes Outline On Beam
All Connections on Beam