What is profile cutting?

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we are leading digger attachment manufacturers in the construction industry, we also design and create bespoke digger attachments to fit all types of machinery. We are dedicated to supporting companies and customers when it comes to construction and plant equipment needs. This week we look into the process of Profile Cutting, what it’s used for, and why you should consider it for your construction projects.

Masterhitch can make a wide range of excavator buckets and attachments, that can either be a standard fit to your construction machinery or custom made. Depending on the type of project, whether it be a large scale project like a demolition site, or a mini digger with a small standard pin bucket, profile cutting will enable us to mass produce these attachments with no issues regarding size.


What is profile cutting? Profile cutting

Profile cutting is the art of cutting out materials, mainly metals, to precise measurements and shapes. Profile cutting is used a lot in the construction industry. There are different forms of profile cutting including:

  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting

Here at Masterhitch, we use profile cutting to precisely manufacture excavator buckets and attachments, before they are then welded together by our engineering specialists. We offer Plasma cutting, Oxy-fuel cutting, and if the highest level of precision is required we can assist you with the creation of your plant equipment using water jet cutting.



Oxy-fuel cutting

Oxy-fuel cutting is used predominantly for the cutting of industrial weights, heavy components and counterweights. The use of oxygen and fuel gas, such as propane or natural gas cut through materials such as steel, but it should be noted that this particular process cannot cut through non-ferrous materials.

Oxy-fuel cutting tends to be the preferred cutting process as it can cut through different thicknesses of materials, the equipment is also very cost effective to purchase. When using the oxy-fuel cutting method, the quality of the cutting as well as the time it takes to complete the process, solely depends on the purity of the oxygen stream.


Water Jet Cutting Water jet cutting  

Water Jet Cutting is very popular due to the versatility of the machinery, it can cut through a variety of materials, including:

  • Stainless steels
  • Copper
  • Plastics / Acrylics
  • Marble and Granite

At Masterhitch, all of our buckets and attachments are made from the best British standard steel to ensure long life, and effective durability. We only aim to provide the best plant equipment in the industry, and using the correct processes and precision will ensure we meet these standards.


Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting uses hot plasma to cut through material, hence the name. The high speed of cutting and precision is achieved by accelerated jets of plasma. The process of plasma cutting has been around since the 1960’s, and welders have used the process ever since due to the benefit of not having to cut metal with metal, as this creates chips and sharp edges, lowering the quality of the finished product. 

It is used mainly to cut through metal materials, whereas other forms of cutting will be able to cut through other materials. 

Plasma cutting is often used in the construction and the automotive repair industries.


What are the advantages of profile cutting? Profile cutting metal

Why should you pick profile cutting over anything else? Here’s why:

  • Profile cutting speeds up the process of cutting out complex shapes, or when mass production is required
  • It is the best way to get the most accurate cuts, especially with different shapes and materials
  • The process of profile cutting is more cost effective

If you are looking to cut thick pieces of metal, depending upon the job and its specifications, we are happy to cut individual or mixed multiple profiles from sheet metals up to 70mm in thickness.


About H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) LtdH.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd Logo

We work closely with our sister company, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd. The plant hire team deal with hiring out construction machinery including Wheeled Excavators, Rollers, Lorries, Tractors and Plant Accessories for excavators and telehandlers.

Any attachments and buckets required for their customers, are made by us at Masterhitch. Should a customer require any plant accessories that are larger than the standard fit, we can bespoke manufacture these for them.

Across the UK H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd have 10 depots, but with a large connection to various transport and delivery companies, we can offer international delivery on any required plant equipment from leading bucket manufacturers, Masterhitch.

About BuyADiggerBuyADigger logo

BuyADigger are the sales team at H.E. Group.They sell on all used construction machinery from H.E SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd and the Diggerland parks. The plant equipment ranges from Excavators, Dumpers, Telehandlers, Rollers, Backhoe Loaders and Skidsteers. Customers buying the construction machinery can request a quote for bespoke buckets and other attachments if they are required. We at Masterhitch will then make them to the specifications.

About Diggerland 

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Masterhitch are partnered with Diggerland UK Theme Parks. We work with Diggerland to create and specially adapt new rides at all four Diggerland parks, that are user friendly, and children have the ability to operate them. Our latest project was the 

custom manufactured bucket to fit onto a Komatsu PC210 excavator, for the Spindizzy ride at Diggerland.


Are you looking to get a quote for bespoke buckets or digger attachments?

Being industry leaders in the manufacturing of a large range of bespoke excavator attachments and buckets, the team at Masterhitch are more than happy to ensure we provide the best customer service possible, and assist you with any requirements you may have. 

Our workshop is fitted with state of the art equipment, including profile cutters, robotic welders and great 3D CAD software packages. Along with the work of our skilled expert engineers, it will therefore enable us to create and deliver the best range of plant equipment for our customers.

We operate with the customers safety in mind, we manufacture all of our attachments and buckets out of the best quality British standard steel to promote long life, and hard-wearing plant equipment. 

If you have a construction project coming up, contact us today on: 01634 290022 or email: sales@masterhitch.co.uk to get a quote.