Metal Fabrication Services
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Metal fabrication is an integral part of the agricultural and farming industry. Australia’s agricultural sector relies on metal fabrication workshops to keep farm equipment fully equipped and running smoothly.
Western Australia’s economy relies heavily on primary industries such as agriculture and farming, and at Kanyana Engineering, we’re here to support the nation’s primary industries. One of the most effective ways to ensure agribusinesses continue to work efficiently is to provide them with strong, reliable and up to date equipment.
Farming machinery such as tractors, harvesters, combines, sprayers, grain bins, silos, and more require metalwork for repairs, custom fabricated parts, special tools and the replacement of wear parts.
Kanyana Engineering works closely with industries across the agricultural sector such as crop farming, livestock management and horticulture, to provide top tier metal fabrication services. Our team is determined to help Australian farmers find performance and efficiency gains amid the growing demands of the agricultural industry.
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The Importance of Metal Fabrication in Australian Agriculture
The importance of metal fabrication in the agriculture industry cannot be underestimated. Harvesting is a time-sensitive task, therefore having access to the right machinery is essential for an agribusiness to thrive. Metal fabricators have a vital role in how agricultural equipment is produced and maintained.
CNC metal fabrication machinery, including laser cutters and hydraulic-powered tools, are used to cut, shape, bend, drill, weld, grind, polish and finish a variety of metal components for the sector.
Metal fabricators use higher quality metals to create more reliable agricultural machinery and equipment, including custom designed farming implements and tools. Custom agricultural vehicle fit outs also use a variety of metal fabrication processes. Fabricators also focus on machine modifications including extensions and reductions of implements to fit standard machinery such as headers and cultivators.
In addition to machinery, metal fabricators also contribute to repairs and maintenance of structures and frames such as sheds and houses.
How Is Steel Used in Agriculture?
Steel is a strong and corrosion resistant metal that is utilised across the agricultural sector. Farming is a dirty business and agricultural products are often exposed to harsh elements and environments. That’s why steel is used to provide tougher and more resilient equipment to farmers.
There is a lot of farming equipment that uses steel, including:
- Storage facilities with structures like barns and silos.
- Harvesting equipment. E.g. tractors, cotton pickers, hay balers, etc.
- General operation equipment. E.g. forklifts, watering systems, drains, etc.
- Livestock management equipment. E.g. fencing, feeding pails, milk machines, etc.
Benefits of Custom Fabricated Parts For Agricultural Purposes
The impact of metalworking goes above and beyond the processes themselves.With so much time and money consumed by inefficient farming processes, investing in custom fabricated metal tools and parts to improve processes is hugely beneficial.
Metal fabrication in agriculture helps farmers increase yields while reducing operating expenses. When equipment is custom fabricated for agricultural purposes, it can be made lighter to reduce the weight of your equipment. This means machinery with custom designed parts and tools can achieve greater productivity in the field.
Metal fabrication can also play a role in how well the equipment endures the rigors of farming. When agricultural equipment is professionally fabricated to service the needs of the industry, the lifespan of parts can be extended.
Having custom-designed but standardised parts (complete with full computer-aided design and modelling) will also enable your metal fabricator to easily reproduce any part you need in future, allowing your equipment to be repaired easily.
When metal parts are custom fabricated to withstand the harsh elements agricultural machinery is exposed to, it can improve corrosion resistance and lengthen the lifespan of components.
Metal fabrication also allows farmers to create custom designs for their own needs, to suit their equipment and crop. A custom fitout for agricultural machinery such as tractors and harvesters can transform not only the function of the equipment, but also the comfort of the operator.
When these benefits are applied to agricultural machines including tractors, combine harvesters, hay balers and more, you are left with more effective and durable equipment.
What Metal Fabrication Processes Are Used for Australian Agricultural Equipment?
Almost all metal fabrication processes have an application in Australia’s agricultural sector. Some examples include welding, brazing, riveting, soldering, drilling, milling, grinding, laser marking, engraving and etching.
Metal fabricating workshops can transform stock or sheet metal into custom machinery parts, components, tools and structures using a variety of techniques. A metal fabrication service unites a range of these services under one roof for continuity and cost-efficiency.
Some of the metal fabrication processes commonly used in agriculture are:
Reduction processes -The first step in metal fabrication is typically to reduce the material to the correct size and shape. The most common reduction processes are shearing, punching, blanking and notching.
Welding – Welding is one of the most common joining methods for metal fabrication. In this process, two pieces of metal are joined together using either gas or electric arc heating. This can be useful when extending pieces of equipment to fit a specific machinery size.
Stamping – Often after metal has been cut or joined, it needs to be shaped. Stamping is one of the most common shaping processes in metal fabrication. Precision metal stamping creates a raised section of metal on a surface. Metal stampers use dies to cut patterns from sheet metal.
Punching machines then punch holes through sheets of metal by forcing steel tools against the metal at high speeds. In agriculture, this process is often used to shape material for grinders, sprayers, combines and tractors.
Kanyana Engineering: Supporting the Australian Agricultural Industry Since 1997
Kanyana Engineering has proven experience in metal fabrication for agriculture and farming. We have been providing innovative solutions for metal fabrication services to farmers across Western Australia since 1997.
Our team consists of experienced metal fabrication technicians who really understand your needs, and we can provide a full in-house CAD design-to-production process. Our goal is to ensure that all aspects of your project are completed to the highest standard, from computer-aided design and prototyping through to production and finishing.
Whether you are looking for prototype products and parts or need your tractor parts modified, you can trust the local team at Kanyana Engineering for all your agriculture metal fabrication solutions in Western Australia.