The paper is presented in three parts. Part (1) deals with the design and application in a shipyard of the horizontal fillet welding system newly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. This makes use of a welding robot which is capable of carrying out continuous automatic MIG welding on an assembly lattice. Experience with a prototype model of the system in the construction of a panel block of a 150,000-dwt tanker is summarised. An automatic sub-assembly machine described in Part (2) automatically lifts, hauls, positions and tack welds stiffening members to a conveyor-transported web plate to fabricate a deck, side or bottom transverse of the ship web frame. The machine is now in successful operation in the Koyagi shipyard. Part (3) describes a centrally controlled pipe processing system for the automation of various phases such as fabrication, assembly and handling of small and medium-sized straight pipes in pipe shops. An outline of the N/C data generation system is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 1976 REAPS Technical Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, 15-16 June 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Kamata, A
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM