Steel Profiling & Weld Preparation

  • Steel

As a result of consistent and substantial investment, Brown McFarlane has now positioned itself at the forefront of UK steel plate processors.

The company is able to offer some of the best profiling in the world from its state of the art processing centre in Stoke On Trent.

From oxy propane gas and high definition plasma, to water jet cutting, the profiling equipment enables the company to cut to size the largest plate dimensions, in thicknesses up to 400mm and weights up to 30 tonnes.

As well as these high-tech processing machines, the company offers many other additional services including:

  • Painting – Brown McFarlane sub contract all painting requirements, ensuring that shot blasting and weld-able primers such as zinc phosphorus are used. These combined, remove any imperfections within the steel, allowing a smooth surface and also prevent rusting while still being able to work with the products.
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  • Plate etching – Brown McFarlane have three different ways of creating markings on plates. Usually done for identification of individual plates or for future reference to process plates, we can hand stamp each plate. We also offer the ability to etch a marking on each plate via our Viper cutting machine or our S.I.C machine to ensure a higher quality more permanent mark.
  • Surface grinding – Surface grinding removes any imperfections from the surface of the steel plate such as rust while creating a smooth canvas to work with. Often used to create bespoke thicknesses that would otherwise be unavailable, precision engineers can be assured that our surface grinding can be to +/- 0.1mm to the thickness required.
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  • Pickling and Oiling - Learn More
  • Drilling - Learn More

The Infinity skew plasma cutting head technology ensures we continue our mission to make the latest profiling methods readily available to our customers; strengthening our ability to support both the highest quality standards and further improve our very short delivery times from order. Working with our team of quality assured subcontractors we can provide you with parts ready for final assembly. One order and a single point of contact at Brown McFarlane take the problem from your desk and provide you with a complete supply chain.

Brown McFarlane pride itself on being able to help its customers. Whatever their requirement for processed plate is, our range of plate cutting equipment ensures we can offer exactly what they will require.