invests in state-of-the-art equipment that enables us to provide efficient,
cost effective solutions to our customers' needs. We currently operate in
an 80,000 square foot facility. We fabricate in two major buildings and have
a separate site for additional machine shop services. Our main fabrication
facility and warehouse is 60,000 square feet. Our newest facility is 20,000
square feet and is used for product warehousing as well as fabrication services.
All of our major equipment is computer controlled automating all key fabrication
processes, effectively reducing our labor cost per unit ton produced.
Our "Burny 10" Torch Burning machine can burn any carbon steel up
to 8" in thickness. We have the capability of burning virtually any size
material. Our computerized Torch Burning system has 50 pre-programmed shapes,
only requiring your job's dimensions before completing. With our burning machine's
four torch-cutting heads, we can cut multiple pieces at the same time. Our
software can interface with your computerized drawings to cut any custom shape
we don't have programmed.
Our Plasma technology allows for efficient cutting of stainless steel
and aluminum material. Our system employs a process using electricity
with various gas combinations creating an arc capable of separating metal
of varying sizes into specific shapes. Our Plasma Cutter can cut up to
2" in thickness and generally hold dimensions within .030. As a result,
Plasma cutting delivers clean, smooth and precise cuts that are slag free
to reduce secondary finishing.
Our fabrication services
include forming components per specification, serving a wide range of
industries with stringent press brake requirements. Forming services are
one of our core competencies at Northern Illinois Steel. Our technicians
have expertise forming parts of any shape in varying thicknesses and materials
for both industrial and precision clients. We can form 28 gauge to 1"
plate in all different grades of steel. Our brakes have 600 tons of press
capacity and can form lengths up to 16 feet.
Northern Illinois Steel produces high quality sheared parts using precision
machinery. We can shear 28 gauge to 1", up to lengths of 16 feet.
Shearing is a cost effective solution for parts requiring a straight edge
cut up to .030 inch tolerance. We can assist you in finding a solution
for your parts that match your quality standards and cost requirements.