Some of the biggest, most remarkable machines and robotic devices in the world are supported by our machine bases. Custom precision bases with tight surface tolerances, significant vibration damping, excellent thermal stability, and outstanding corrosion resistance give a strong foundation for the machine industry. They position machinery at the appropriate heights for operation, lift them off the ground, and facilitate maintenance.
High speed machining cells, turning centres, CNC knee mills, milling machines, waterjet cutters, laser cutters, grinders, screen printers, wafer profilers, x-ray and MRI scanners are examples of common uses of our machine bases. We manufacture standard and custom bases, dial plates, risers, angle plates, pedestals for gaging, machining, assembly, testing, robotics, electronics applications.
Machine Base Types
These bases for industrial robot arms extend vertical reach, range of motion, and improve safety around the area.
These machine bases have shelves, drawers, and doors to increase the functionality of the product.
Common in labs and food processing, these tables can be adjusted based on height to accommodate any equipment.
These tough fixed-height tables can be used to raise machines and equipment up to 24″ above the ground.
You can organize your equipment on these mobile machine bases that can be used for printers, air cleaners, and more.
Machine Base Features
Increases the lifetime of your machinery due to reduced vibration emitted by said machinery.
Improves the working environment and safety because of decreased noise emitted by machinery.
Our fabrication practices are sustainable, and since machine bases improve performance of your machinery, they are ecological.
Our machine bases resist corrosion and protect your machinery from corrosive floor spills, etc.
Machine Base Features
We offer you a choice of many optional features to add to your machine bases, such as:
- Coolant trough
- Bolted top plate
- Side panels, doors
- Lifting holes
- Forklift tubes
Depending on the application and design, machine base molds and structure can be manufactured from any mix of wood, fiberglass, aluminum, different types of steel, or other materials. Simply send us an inquiry and we will engineer the perfect machine base for your industry. Most commonly, stainless steel is used for machine bases, supports, and frames. One or more base plates may also be nickel-plated, oxidized, or anodized to help them resist corrosion.
Machine Base Fabrication
We offer the best machine base molds and tooling fabrication to suit your application. Depending on your choice of material, we will professionally cut, bend, weld, and bolt together your machine base. In addition, we will apply the proper surface treatment and your chosen finish to the surface of the base. We will then test, assemble, and ship your order worldwide.
With our precision capabilities, you will receive reliable machine bases perfectly tailored to your equipment and requirements. Although you can choose from standard heights of 24”, 30”, and 36”, you can always specify custom dimensions.
Stationary machine bases are manufactured from heavy materials and are designed to be installed in one location. These are great for heavy equipment made to stay in one spot. Such bases offer exceptional stability.
Mobile machine bases feature integrated wheels or handles and are constructed of lightweight materials. Offering ease of movement, these bases are ideal for small equipment that is constantly relocated from place to place.
Industries Using Machine Bases
Frame supports for MRI machines, X-ray machines, CAT scanners, and blood testing and analysis devices are a few examples of typical applications in the medical industry. Nonmagnetic machine bases improve the precision of these machines.
Equipment for lithography, laser PCB drilling, surface profiling, handling and storing wafers, dicing, flip-chip, and dispensing machines all benefit from our machine bases.
Custom-sized housekeeping bases are frequently used to elevate utility or telecommunication cabinets and enclosures off the floor or ground so they can be protected from moisture and are easier to access.
Our machine bases are used for ultra-precision machining, diamond turning, and precision grinding machines, as well as optical lenses, mirrors, and other mechanical components with sub-micron and nanoscale surface finishes.
Bridge CMMs, horizontal-arm CMMs, and various testing tools are examples of typical uses in metrology. The accuracy of the roundness, concentricity, flatness, eccentricity, and squareness tests performed by metrology equipment is enhanced with our machine bases.
Laser scanner beds, internal and external drums for imagesetters, CTP plate-setters, and other imaging devices used in graphic arts and printing are examples of typical applications for machine bases in the prepress industry.
Machine Bases: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
Machine bases play an integral role in protecting machines. Therefore, choose high quality, reliable and durable machine bases. This guide covers all information about machine bases – let’s dive right in.
These are platforms or tables that are used to support your machines when they are in operation.
They provide a strong foundation for the machine in various applications.
Once the machine is securely on the machine base, you are sure of your machine staying in use.
The common application for machine bases include the following;
- Offshore oil and gas production
- Components of fabrication
- Fossils and nuclear power
- Steel processing
- Screen printing machines
- MRI machines
- Water jet cutting machines
Machine bases are mostly made of the following materials;
Stainless steel plus one or more plates that are nickel plated, oxidized, or anodized to resist corrosion
Carbon steel– it’s a combination of carbon alloys and iron (mild carbon steel)
Hot rolled steel is used for making machine frames plates and pedestals
Sewing machine bases are made of wood and steel
Wood top tables are good because of its nonconductive and they resist impact.
Aluminum – machine bases formed from aluminum have a long working life and is rust proof
- Leveling screws – they are used for placing the machine base on uneven floors.
- Lock washer – Suitable for screw connections
- Machine tables – these are finished top plates.
They are flat table tops on which the machine is placed when it is in operation
- Legs – this could be made of steel or steel and rubber.
Mobile machine bases have steel and rubber legs to prevent friction when the machine base is moved from one location to another.
They provide support for the machine base.
- A sole plate – also known as the bottom plate, is a piece of steel plate cut to precision to hold the machine.
It is laid flat on the floor. And the machine stands on top.
- The machine base should be free from corrosion; this is important especially if the machine base has to be submerged in water
- High functionality- is important to understand how a machine base operates in terms of safety and speed.
Ensure your machine base will support your machine well and meet any industrial requirement
- Long life span – for the purchase or manufacture of the machine base to be cost-effective, the machine base should be durable.
- Easy maintenance –the machine base should be easy to clean and service.
- Accurate dimensions in terms of surface area and strength to hold the apparatus while in operation.
- A good finish enhances the appearance of the machine base.
- Flexible operations that allow enhancing the successful and timely finish of a project.
- Consider the weight of the load that the machine base can carry at ago.
- Design flexibility in terms of operation and assembly time.
Some of the main stapes include:
- Draw and have the specifications of the machine base you desire.
- Identify the raw materials to be used in fabricating, typically plates, tubing, and raw metal
- Set up the frame for the machine base in the welding shop.
- Clamp and square the frame by tacking pieces into shape before finishing the weld.
- After welding and assembling the structure, machine the surfaces to meet the desired design.
This can be done through milling faces, drilling, and boring holes.
Some of the main finishing options include:
- Passivation – this chemical treating of the surface to remove free iron gives the machine base a shiny look.
- Alodine –is a thin coating to chemical treat aluminum
- Anodizing –this is a process of electrochemical that makes the natural oxide layer of the machine thicken
- Powder coating through spraying powdered paint onto the part.
- Black oxide is used on stainless and
Steel to create a layer called magnetite that provides mild corrosion resistance.
- Nickel plating – in this process nickel alloy coating reduces the hardness but improves corrosion resistance
The machine base design you choose is greatly influenced by t the following factors;
- Your budget – this dictates the style and the number of features you need on the machine base.
- Base dimensions –this is how long, wide, high, and deep should the base in mind be. This dimension should be related to the size of the machine you what it to support.
- Top edges – depending on the look you desire, they are mainly round, square, and or rolled edges. Some of the designs of machine bases available in the available are;
- Height adjustable machine base they do not warp and can withstand repeated wash-downs.
- Custom automated machine base- these are machine bases to suit specific customers’ special needs. The design range from simple tables to multiple levels
- Stationary machine design which is designed of heavier material and is meant for mounting in one location,
- Mobile machine base –is made of a lighter material and has wheels and handles which enhance movement from one place to another,
This is a method used put a firm hold of the machine to the foundation.
They come in various types.
- Fixed anchor bolts – used to hold large equipment.
Are fixed directly into the concrete foundation.
- Tube anchors, chemical adhesives, and boxed anchor bolts are usually installed after the foundation has been cured.
Depending on the anchor type used, the depth of the anchor bolt installation should meet the minimum requirements for installation depth.
- These are support tools raised from the floor to have them positioned at the right height for operations.
- They are used to support; bench lathe, milling machines, or drills
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