ESAB Cutting Systems introduces its new Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine. The Acer DX is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop and features a compact footprint and easy installation. The machine also features ESAB’s m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine to cut and mark with the same plasma torch. Available on Acer DX in 200 or 360 amps, the m3 Plasma System combines multiple plasma cutting and marking features in a single easy-to-use system, producing high-quality precision cutting and marking on materials up to 1.25 inches thick. Precision cutting and accuracy are ensured on the Acer DX with the use of a three-axis precision gantry with rack-and-pinion drives; precision linear ways in both the x- and y-axis; a compact, unitized rugged design with welded and precision-machined frame; digital AC drives and AC brushless motors. The gantry features steel construction with machined mating surfaces for stiffness and accuracy; dual side drives; and precision heavy-duty gearboxes for smooth motion and long life. The machine reaches speeds up to 1400 ipm (35560 mm/min). The Acer DX is available with either a 5’x10’ or 6’x12’ working area. The machine includes an integrated downdraft table with multiple zones and side clean-out doors for ease of cleaning. The machine is equipped with the Vision 51 CNC, a versatile control for flat plate cutting machines
Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc. announced expanded services for the worldwide shipbuilding market. Under this new business initiative, the company will provide comprehensive services that include engineering consulting services and specialized training in machining techniques, in addition to its line of portable machine tools. The move was made to support the needs of the shipbuilding market for industry modernization, improved productivity, and diversely skilled machinists.
Portable machining and welding systems company CLIMAX hire Thomas Pesch to further accelerate international growth in the role of Vice President of Global Operations. The move marks CLIMAX’s continued focus on growing its international market capabilities and improving operational efficiencies. Pesch joined the CLIMAX World Headquarters in Newberg, Ore., on December 2, 2013. “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the team,” said CLIMAX President and CEO Geoff Gilmore
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) signs to allow the Korean company, SPP Machine Tech, to produce & market its cranes. The deck cranes to be licensed are two models, currently on the market, having a 36-ton hoisting capacity and a working radius of up to 26 and 28 meters, respectively. MHI will supply components for the cranes, including hydraulic machinery, to SPP Machine Tech. With this initiative, MHI aims at accelerating market penetration of MHI technology-based marine deck
Portable, cutting edge technology for critical shipyard applications. Discussions that involve global shipbuilding in today’s complicated economic environment are anything but a cut and dried proposition. For example, international shipbuilding, slowed by the overbuilt containership and tanker sector and a lingering recession, finds itself retrenching for the next boom and hoping to capitalize on retrofit and repair markets that will very soon be the beneficiary of mandatory
Bently Nevada Corporation, already known to the marine market as a leading supplier of monitoring and diagnostic products and services for the rotating and reciprocating machinery, is taking the next step in their evolution as a machinery information and knowledge company. The company's protection systems are no strangers to gas and steam turbine main propulsion units, turbine and diesel generators, as well as other critical service equipment such as cargo pumps and fans
Leading deepwater rope manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division has invested Euro 2M in a synthetic fibre rope test machine that, for the first time, will enable naval architects to run 'what if' scenarios to simulate the effects of storms and hurricanes on deepwater mooring lines. Located at Lankhorst Ropes’ fibre rope production facility in Portugal, the rope test machine will be used to test the mechanical performance and fatigue behaviour for a range of new materials
Speed, volume and size of container ships are constantly increasing to facilitate international transport of growing quantities of goods. At the same time, shipyards are facing increasingly intense global competition. In Europe, the USA, Asia and even Australia, there is competition for customers from civilian and military shipping. In view of these developments, the focus is on the production processes in the shipyards: the motto is “greater speed, greater flexibility
Litton Marine Systems has established a new strategic business unit for machine automation, as announced per Dr. Clark Graham, the company's president. In addition, Patrick T. Enright, Jr. was named director and Stewart Allington was elected director of the new strategic business unit. Prior to joining Litton, Enright was head of the automation department at Newport News Shipbuilding, while Allington, who joined Decca in 1994
Vibracon SM elements, the universal adjustable chocks, are reportedly gaining in popularity for the mounting and chocking of machinery such as diesel engines, turbines, gearboxes, compressors, generators, E-motors and bearings. Patented by Machine Support BV of the Netherlands, the product is designed to permit quick and accurate alignment, in many cases eliminating the machining of foundations or base frames. The element is approved by Germanischer Lloyd, as well as by Navsea
Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted commencement exercises for the company's Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding. The graduation, held at the Liberty Baptist Church Worship Center in Hampton, celebrated 137 apprentices representing 18 trades and four advanced programs.
DNV GL opened a new laboratory in Singapore which it said aims to deliver innovative and integrated solutions for the marine and offshore industries. The laboratory was officially opened on March 1, 2014 by Norway’s Foreign Minister H.E
Ireland’s Liebherr Container Cranes say they have recently commissioned seven straddle carriers at ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam. The straddle carriers operate in the landside interface zone, shuttling between the automatic stacking cranes and trucks
Maersk Drilling informs it has taken delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, 'Maersk Viking', from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The new vessel has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico where it will commence a three year contract with
Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, say that KF Machinery is now distributing Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting systems in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska
The B.C. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB) announce the release of its workforce development strategy document for the B.C. shipbuilding and ship repair industry: 'Towards 2020: A BC Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry Workforce Strategy' is intended to inform and guide public
Iridium Communications Inc. today announced Iridium GO!, the industry’s first portable satellite hotspot that connects to any smartphone or tablet, dramatically extending voice and data coverage for personal devices when they are out of range of cellular networks
MultiCam announced that its new fourth generation CNC knife option is available on a wide range of cutting platforms. First introduced in 2005, the CNC knife was originally designed to cut fiberglass insulation material using a pizza wheel knife mounted on an HVAC plasma system gantry
Mirage Machines, an Acteon company, received a significant uplift in sales last year due to ongoing targeted online lead generation campaigns. Specialist engineering company Mirage, based in Derby U.K., supply high spec on-site machines to companies around the world
Maine's Front Street Shipyard says it is beginning immediate construction on high-performance multi-hulls for Trefoil Marine which will be used primarily for military, police patrol, fire and rescue services. The shipbuilders inform that these patrol boats are a catamaran design by Donald L
According to a recent report on Reuters, a U.S.-owned cargo ship is being prepared for deployment in about two weeks ... it's mission: to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. MV Cape Ray is reportedly being outfitted with modular housing to accommodate three times it normal complement of
In the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts, General Dynamics, NASSCO, Norfolk, Va., (formerly Metro Machine Corp.) has been awarded a $171,961,941 undefinitized contract action as a modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4416) for 'USS Carter Hall'
Ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, received a contract for the propulsion upgrade of the 3D Seismic Vessel Polarcus Naila. The ultra-modern vessel will arrive at Shipdockin February 2014 for its six-week conversion.
The overall economic situation did not improve in 2013. According to current forecasts, the global economy will grow by just under 3% and global production probably by 3.1%. In this year the volume of worldwide trade will, according to World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts, increase by 2.5%.
The metal spinning machine, a propeller nozzle manufacturing method with basically one single weld only is now operational in the Chinese plant of Damen Marine Components (DMC). Consequently, the technique which DMC has revolutionized nozzle production is up and running at both of its plants.