Precision Grinding is well known for manufacturing
LARGE MACHINE STEEL BASES and
BASE PLATES that are
flame cut to size,
precision ground to thickness, and
precision machined to specifications from on-hand inventory.
In-house steel fabricators manufacture
from structural steel tubing, steel bar,
I-beam, channel, rail, pipe, leveling plates, base plates or from whatever
is specified by the Design Engineer. Our machinists and
welders have experience fabricating large
ROBOT BASES & heavy
machine mounting platforms, and constructing
Since 1971, Precision Grinding has been
building a reputation for delivering high-quality, precision steel plate products and services to customers across the United
States and around the world.
Precision Steel Plates:
Call us at
1 888 WE GRIND
Precision Steel Tables & Platforms
Steel Bases support specialty machines.
Large machining centers, CNC Machines, Boring Mills, Planer Mills, Lathes,
Grinders, Turning Machines, and other specialty, steel processing machines rest upon large and thick steel bases,
rather than directly upon the concrete flooring, in order to
isolate vibrations while providing a flat & level floor.
Many bases consist of a one-piece,
rectangular plate, ground flat and machined to specifications. Commonly referred to as
floorplates or Machine floors, baseplates, subplates, sole plates, or machine
foundations, these bases may be grouted into the concrete, bolted onto rails or
installed above an open channel,
concrete pit. Often times, when base plates are not on a
steel frame, there are precision cut-outs,
grooves, and holes for the specialty machine to mount to while
bolting to a cut-out in the concrete floor, sometimes allowing
for slotways for electrical, lubricating, and drainage pathways.
Machined cut-outs, such as holes and slots allow precision bolting to the machine while supporting fluid travel to
lubricate the machine while possibly draining excess fluids along with
steel chips away from the cutting process. The 1.5" thick floor plate on the right is welded to a 4" structural tube base frame.
Mounting feet or leveling feet can be welded to the base of the
frame. Similar machine bases may be grouted into a rectangular cut-out in the concrete floor for a large piece of
equipment to rest upon.
Many base plates that we manufacture are a single thick plate of steel, often up to
6", 7", 8", and 9" thick
Sole Plates and Grout Plates
We manufacture solid steel
and other electric driven, diesel fueled, hydraulic or pneumatic machines that vibrate heavily or otherwise require a solid
steel foundation. Any similar machine supporting steel base to
be grouted into a concrete foundation is often considered to be
a Sole plate or a