THE CAM SYSTEM FOR THE ARC-WELDING ROBOT FOR HULL SUB-ASSEMBLIES

To extend applicable range from parallel parts to nonparallel parts of hull structures, a new CAM system for an arc-welding robot has recently been developed and is described. The new system is required to respond flexibly to alterations in production order, in shapes and in the laying positions of related workpieces, all without taking much time for programming. It is estimated that utilization of the system reduces programming time by two-thirds. Based on actual records of programming and welding time, experimental calculations of the economy of the robot has confirmed that it is possible to maintain an economic advantage even when the robot is applied to workpieces of various shapes. The arc-welding robot for hull subassemblies can be effectively used on nonparallel parts of hull structures by employing the new CAM system.

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  • Authors:
    • Yoshitomi, T
    • NISHIYAMA, K
    • YOSHIMURA, T
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Japanese

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  • Accession Number: 00661076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM