Aluminum Hovercraft Manufacturing

Louisiana, USA

ProjectAluminum Hovercraft Manufacturing – Louisiana, USA
Equipment– Automated panel welder + integrated vacuum tables

– 250 ft. multiple Welding Gantry – hull fabrication welding line + material transporting system
Work-pieceMarine grade aluminum panels 12′ x 30′; 45′ x 65′ complete hull
ApplicationFully automated; butt welding, surface prep, marking, tacking, stiffener welding and decking
Weld MethodGMAW
ControlsPLC w/ HMI + remote HMI teach pendant [operator offline programming module]
Outcome– Award winning innovation for welding solution

– System intelligence for future expandability

– Achieved weld quality + throughput