SMT Provides Robotic Tube Cutter to Polish Shipyard

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Photo: SMT

The robotic tube cutting system developed by SMT Systemtechnik GmbH passed its first practical test as the computer controlled machining system was delivered midyear to the Polish shipyard Energomontaz Polnoc Gdynia (EPG). Specializing in ship repair and ship conversion, EPG shipyard in Gdynia has begun to expand its production profile to offshore and special steel products. On the robotic tube cutting system by SMT, pipes are mainly intended for the construction of offshore wind turbines to be processed. "We have been able to push on with the job for the EPG throw the door to the growing offshore market," commented Roland Rüb, sales managers and project developers of SMT Systemtechnik GmbH.

The highly flexible industrial robot systems can process steel pipes up to 50 tons and up to 14 meters long. The tube diameter varies between 100-1,200 mm.

The SMT-developers designed the robotic tube cutting system according to the requirements of EPG shipyard. Thus, the pipes are clamped into the machine and may not be reclamped in the whole course of the machining process. Roland Rübe described one of the technical innovations:"It can be edited for example, both headboards, without changing the position of the tube."

img-tech.de

smt-systemtechnik.eu
 

  • Photo: SMT

    Photo: SMT

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Carrier for Kansai Electric Power Named LNG FUKUROKUJU

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier LNG FUKUROKUJU, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co.

AAM, UNH in Vessel Design, Construction Pact

All American Marine, Inc.(AAM) together with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are pleased to announce a contract for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel.

Korean Shipyards in Troubled Water

Struggling with technology and a plunge in oil prices that has discouraged exploration, Korean vessel makers are racking up debt and could show billions of dollars in losses, reports Bloomberg.

Marine Materials

Miko Magnetic Patches Pioneer New Repair Technique

BW Offshore has successfully used Miko magnetic patches in a pioneering new repair technique that creates significant time and cost savings. When some cracks

Information Sharing to Fight Piracy and Illegal Fishing in Ghana

International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Chris Trelawny has visited the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre (MTISC-GoG), located in the Regional Maritime University of Accra, Ghana.

Rolls-Royce Bolsters R&D for MTU Engines

New R&D test facilities in Friedrichshafen already in service; 40 million euros invested for greater fuel economy and lower emissions    Rolls-Royce Power Systems

News

Mersey Maritime, Liverpool Football Club at LISW15

Mersey Maritime, in association with some of its key members, is hosting what will be one of the most exciting events at London International Shipping Week (LISW15)

ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1

DolWin1 integrates 800 megawatts (MW) of clean energy into the German transmission grid ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully

CMMI’s Maritime Potpourri Focuses on Raising the Bar

The growing popularity of “Maritime Potpourri” Conference organized by the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) was evident yet again on 25th July, 2015

Marine Equipment

ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1

DolWin1 integrates 800 megawatts (MW) of clean energy into the German transmission grid ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully

NewLead Holdings Announces Commercial Competency of MT Sofia

NewLead Holdings Ltd.announced today a review of the commercial competency of one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Sofia since the vessel was delivered to NewLead's fleet.

Scorpio Tankers to Acquire Product Tanker

Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an MR product tanker. The Company reached an agreement with an unrelated

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2830 sec (4 req/sec)