Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (“APSI”) is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the U.S. Jones Act market. It possesses a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and has earned a reputation as the preferred provider of oceangoing merchant vessels. Founded in 1987 and since powering up in 2003, they have delivered 16 large ocean-going commercial vessels; representing more than 50% of the entire U.S. oceangoing commercial fleet production.
Pemamek Oy Ltd was recently awarded a contract from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard regarding construction and delivery of a micro panel line. Commissioned in early 2013, the new modern micro panel line replaces the existing one. This new line will substantially increase shipyard’s productivity and therefore significantly improve Aker Philadelphia Shipyards positioning in the markets.
The deal included an annual maintenance, but also a software that supports completely support periodical maintenance enabling continuous production.
– Aker Philadelphia Shipyard decided to invest in PEMA for achieving better productivity and improved schedule at the shipyard with new and modern technology, says Sanjay Deshmuk, Vice President of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
The micro panel line utilises high-tech Lincoln Electric Power Wave welding power sources and is based on Pemamek’s patented Vision programming system, in this case equipped with two Motoman robots. The line is equipped also with a special welding floor type conveyor solution to make working on the line safer and transport welded web plates smoothly.
“Aker Philadelphia Shipyard decided to invest in PEMA for achieving better productivity and improved schedule at the shipyard with new and modern technology”
– APSI is our old customer since 1990’s when we delivered our vertical welding system for them. It’s great to cooperate again with Aker to improve their productivity by most modern shipbuilding production automation technology, says Jukka Rantala, Director of Sales at Pemamek Oy Ltd.
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