Steel plate handling, in support of flame cutting machines, is usually the major factor limiting the machine's productivity. This is especially true with the new, faster CNC controlled machines equipped with plasma-arc cutting equipment used in conjunction with water tables. This paper provides the essential principles and stages of plate handling for a shipyard cutting operation. Typical solutions for both the existing shipyard and the new facility are covered, focusing on the importance of automated equipment to attain maximum production levels and peripheral benefits from today's fast, dependable, and accurate cutting machines. Efficient use of the proper equipment produces cost saving benefits by minimizing labor-intensive stations and providing accurate cut parts to maximize the employment of fixture and robot welding.

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  • Pagination: p. 443-454

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  • Accession Number: 00329821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM