SMOOTH SAILING FOR VERTICAL WELDING

National Steel and Shipbuilding uses a traveller-mounted GMA gun to make vertical up butt and fillet welds on ship bulkheads. An oscillator mounts on a travel carriage that moves upward on an aluminum track attached to a steel rack. Solid-state speed controls make possible precise inches-per-minute travel settings. Overall welding time is 40 to 45 percent less than the time required to weld the same joint manually.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penton-IPC

    614 Superior Avenue West
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Authors:
    • Jefferson, T B
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00300532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM