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Fabrication of A Large Steel Mast Weldment for a Forklift Application

A customer approached Chicago Metal Fabricators to fabricate a steel mast weldment for use within a 100 ton forklift application. We used a high definition bevel plasma cutter to cut the 3″ thick A514 T-1 and A572-Gr 80 steel plate. We then used both submerged arc and flux-core methods to weld the 25′ long, 7′ wide, 3′ high mast weldment together all while maintaining tightest tolerances of +/- 1/16″. We produced one, 24,000 lbs weldment monthly, and each of the part’s welds was subjected to magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing.

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Specifications about this Mast Weldment for Forklifts

Product DescriptionThis plasma cut steel Mast Weldment is used within a 100 ton forklift application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
High Definition Bevel Plasma Cutting
Welding
Machining
Overall Part Dimensions
Material Thickness: 3″
Length: 25 feet
Width: 7 feet
Height: 3 feet
Tightest Tolerances+/- 1/16″
Material UsedA514 T-1 Steel Plate
A572-Gr 80 Steel Plate
Material FinishNone
In process testing/inspection-performedMagnetic Particle Testing of Welds
Ultrasonic Testing of Welds
Estimated Part Weight24,000 lbs
Industry for UseForklift
Volume 1 per month
Delivery Time10-12 weeks
Standards MetCustomer supplied print, AWS D14.1, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameMast Weldment