Weld seam preparation

Here you’ll find Kuhlmeyer’s heavy duty solution to grind edges and bevels in sheet- and plate stock.

BevelPro Type FF

The Bevel Pro Type FF is designed for the high requirements of weld seam preparation without any critical heat influence on the material / edges. The simple machine concept, with two different table sizes, can be used for grinding and beveling of single side bevels and edges.

The high-performance belt grinding process meets all requirements of precision bevels and strips, a clean and metallic-blank seam surfaces and minimal heat influence.

Application areas:

  • Steel-service-center
  • Shipbuilding, shipyards
  • Steel construction 
  • Crane production


  • Vehicle and heavy equipment industry

Technical data / Standard dimension:

  • 2 table sizes with 1,5 m und 3 m
  • Variant with open side frames for extended components
  • Motor power with 9,2 kW
  • Material removal rate up to 80 cm³/min
  • Grinding belt speed up to 32 m/s
  • Bevel angle from 0° to  60°
  • Forward speed of grinding unit up to 5 m/min
  • Machine control make by Siemens S7

Options / Variations:

  • Open Sideframe. Longer workpieces can be machined by moving through the working area (workpiece longer then tablesize)
  • Support jigs and transportation rolls for easy material flow and handling
  • Adjustable Endstops
  • Dust exhaust
  • Noise- and Dustprotection housing
  • Turnover device for workpieces

Advantages of the BevelPro Type FF:

  • Savings of approx. 40% of machining time by higher motor power and material removal rate in comparison to milling or roughing lathes
  • Significant less investment and production costs then Milling lathes or plasma cutter
  • Hourly rate around 50 € possible. Around 80-100 m/h of bevel-length can be reached with average parameter. This leads into a rough number of only 0,50 €/m in costs
  • With the state of the art grinding belts a high removal rate by constant quality can be reached. There is only a very low heat influence on the material surface, which grants a highly acceptance for further welding and surface preparation without additional work required
  • The grinding belt reaches a speed up to 32 m/s
  • By using the very rigid table surface and movable stop-units the workpieces can be easily and repeatable positioned. The downtime for setup will be reduced to a minimum
  • Very good access from the front side
  • Controls S7 with OP-Panel is easily and safe to use from Operator
  • All Parameters, like dimensions, speeds, pressure, removal profiles, overlapping etc. are easy to program and setup
  • Integrated calculation tool for easy programming: input of bevel angle and depth, length and material is enough to produce a new program
  • Quick change of grinding belt within a minute by self-centering of belts
  • High reliability of grinding belts by automated oscillation