SHIPBUILDING EQUIPMENT AT MITSUBISHI
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.
- Proceedings of the 1976 REAPS Technical Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, 15-16 June 1976.
Illinois Institute of Technology3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL United States 60616-3793
- Kamata, A
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic welding; Automation; Cargo handling equipment; Equipment; Fabrication; Fillet welds; Information processing; Machines; Materials management; Pipe; Shipbuilding; Shipyards; Welding
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic welding systems; Pipe fabrication; Shipyard automation; Welding machines
- Subject Areas: Construction; Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00173675
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM