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High Volume Panel Lines

High Volume Panel Lines

One of the product families in PEMA shipbuilding solutions is machines and transportation units for heavy shipbuilding.

Machines with multiple tools integrated to PEMA WeldControl allows one operator to control multiple arcs using their fingertips.

Stiffener welding portal with 24 torch to weld 6 stiffeners simultaneously
A major challenge for high capacity production equipment is to combine the agility of production and welding solutions with simple usability to create a single mega solution. We have solved the challenge by linking successful equipment to a cell and adding a little intelligence to the combination - for instance including root backing beds, individual track welding wagons in longitudinal mounting and individual welding heads in the stiffener welding portal. Instead of releasing or combining any specific mechanism, we have merged the brains of the machines. In PEMA philosophy, more arcs does not mean more man power - it means an expanded control unit.

One idea in PEMA solutions is that the solutions must also be suitable when the product changes e.g from a freighter to a work ship. There are controls in the equipment where adjustments can be made to suit the new product challenges (as long as the new product relates to ships or platforms).

Proven Results

Stiffener mounting portal and cassette transportation trolleys for heavy profiles and high capacity requirements - sequence time under 6 min.
It is not vital only to produce more, but also to be able to witness the results. To achieve proven results, PEMA has combined PEMA WeldControl system with the equipment. PEMA WeldControl does not only control the equipment, but also features a tracking system for productivity and a guiding system for operator selections. Additionally, the welding manager can use an Internet connection to monitor the welding and ensure that it keeps within acceptable limits. This way, the welding manager can also identify single pieces of equipment that have deviations.

PEMA Welding Automation has been appointed by a world leading rig builder Keppel FELS to implement the latest in modern welding automation system for their production facilities.
A good order book was the basis for STX France to purchase more welding automation for their shipyard’s panel welding.

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