ROBOT WELDING OF HULL COMPONENTS

Nippon Kokan KK has developed an improved robot welding system for primary welding in shipbuildng. The design is sufficiently flexible to allow a wide range of application on both flat and curved surfaces with a high level of productivity and is easy to operate with a high level of level. The sytem consists of a proprietary robot fitted to a gantry system capable of accommodating a wide range of shapes and sizes of components up to 5-m wide and virtually unlimited length. The panels remain stationary during welding and the robot moves up, over, or along as dictated by a Nova-02 mini-computer memory system. A number of combinations of welding patterns can be categorised and pre-fed into the memory system. A sensor detects which welding pattern should be used and controls the two welding heads accordingly. The welding equipment consists of a Matsushita Electric Co. Pana Auto IC 350 power source operating in conjunction with a Hobart linear wire feed system with an argon/CO2 shielding gas. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,362.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Institute

    Abingdon Hall
    Cambridge CB1 6AL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00179245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM