Shipbuilding

Aluminum Hovercraft Manufacturing

Problem

Welding of marine grade aluminum ship panels 12′ x 30′; 45′ x 65′.

COMPLEXITY

Approach

  • Automated panel welder with integrated vacuum tables 250 ft
  • Multiple integrated welding gantries for hull fabrication and welding line
  • Material transporting system  
  • Features: butt welding, surface prep, marking, tacking, stiffener welding and decking

Result

  • Award-winning innovation for welding solution
  • System intelligence for future expandability
  • Achieved weld quality and throughput

Welding Gantry Systems

IRCO is a leading North American manufacturer of custom designed automated welding gantries.  IRCO welding gantries are designed for a specific application and incorporate the integration of industry leading welding, tracking, vision and control systems.  As a turnkey integrator, IRCO also has extensive in-house expertise in custom designing material handling and fixturing systems which are incorporated into the gantry welding system to provide a complete solution.

IRCO welding gantries range in many different working windows and design configurations depending on the application, and have been used in structural steel, ship building, panel welding, and military applications

  • Web – flange beam/girder welding
  • Plate welding
  • Stiffener welding
  • Deep groove welding – longitudinal/circumferential
  • Self-contained service gantry’s for remoting equipment

Would a custom solution like this work for you?

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