Steel Base Plates and Base Frames from Custom Steel Plate Custom Steel Plate
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Home of Precision Grinding, Inc. Birmingham, AL 
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Steel Machine Bases

Industrial Steel Tables
Machine Tables
Robot Pedestals
Steel Platforms
Steel Workbenches
Precision Table Tops

Base Plates

Bearing Plates
Bolster Plates
Die Sets & Die Shoes
Machine Beds & Floors
Mold Plates
Motor Bases
Mounting Plates

Parallels & Riser Blocks
Press Plates
Pump Bases
Sole Plates

Jigs & Fixtures
Machine Workholdings
Steel Angles

Steel Fabricators
Machine Building

Plate Burning
Rotary Grinding
Precision Machining

Steel Plate Inventory
A36    Structural
HR     Hot Roll Steel
A514-T1 High Strength
A516  Pressure Vessel
A572   GRADE 50, GR 40
1020   Chemistry Spec
   Prehard, Annealed
4140   PH, HRS, AN

Metric Sizes Available

Frame Fabricators Use:

Steel Bar

Thick Plate Cutting
Grinding Fabrications
Large CNC Machining

Blanchard Grinding
Large Surface Grinding

Large G&L Boring Mills
20' Planer Mill

Steel Bases

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 BASE FRAMES 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 weldments, building precision steel tables, ROBOT BASES & heavy machine mounting platforms, and constructing prototype machinery.

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.

One-Stop-Shop for Precision Steel Plates:

Excellent Pricing!   On-time Delivery!

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Precision Steel Tables & Platforms

Base Frames Machine Tables
Side Frames Steel Platform Bases
Steel Table Tops Base Pedestals
T-Slotted Bases Machinist Workbench

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 Base plates for pumps, motors, compressors, generators 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 Grout plate.


Custom Machine Bases & Base Frames
Blanchard Grinding base plates to 128" OD.
1  1/2" thick, 100" OD Blanchard Ground Base Plate
All tables and base frames have options for ground plate leveling feet or adjustable pads.
Ground or Adjustable Leveling Feet Available.
This Floor Plate Frame is so large that it needed to be fabricated into two sections.
 Machine Base Frame Fabrication on G&L Mill.
Large, complex Base Frame Fabrication on CNC Mill
Machine Base Frame Fabrication on CNC Mill.
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