Robot Profile Cutting Line

PCL 300–600

  • Minimum
    75x75 mm
    3x3"
  • Maximum
    1220x430 mm
    48x16.9"

Plasma Stiffener Cutting

The robot profile cutting line is a high performance plasma cutting line. Equipped with edge cleaning, marking and multiple CAD-CAM interfaces, the PCL is the most innovative and productive plasma cutting line.

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Improved Welding Performance

Improved Welding Performance

The PCL Robot Profile Cutting Line seamlessly integrates an edge cleaning unit into the production line. It serves for removing paint from the feet of the stiffeners, which allows for faster welding while guaranteeing higher welding quality.

On-the-fly Measurement

On-the-fly Measurement

PCL plasma stiffener cutting is performed by a combination of both the gripper and the 6-axis robot, which makes on the fly measurement possible. The robot arm realizes high quality cuts.

Simultaneous Sorting and Cutting

Simultaneous Sorting and Cutting

Clever nesting routines allow for grouping of smaller parts in order to form a combined outfeed cycle. This minimizes any disruption of the robot while waiting for transversal unloading. Thanks to the PCL’s full slat belt, waiting time is eliminated.

Specifications

PCL 300 100x50 mm - 250x150 mm (3.9x2" - 9.8x5.9") Min.60x15mm(2.4x0.6") Max.120x50mm (11.8x2.4") 60x15 mm - 120x50 mm (2.4x0.6" -11.8x2.4") N/A 75x50 mm - 250x150 mm (3x2" - 9.8x5.9") 50x50 mm - 150x150 mm (2x2" - 5.9x5.9") 1t 12 m
PCL 600 100x50 mm - 550x200 mm (3.9x2" - 21.7x7.9") Min.100x21mm(3.9x0.8") Max.430x83mm (16.9x3.3") 100x21 mm - 430x83 mm (3.9x0.8" - 16.9x3.3") Optional 100x50 mm - 500x150 mm (3.9x2" - 19.7x5.9") 75x75 mm - 220x220 mm (3x3" - 8.7x8.7") 1/2.5t
  • Plasma Cutting Plasma Cutting
  • Marking Marking
  • CAD Connection CAD Connection

3D Profiling shapes

Here is a selection of profiling shapes for realizing connections on stiffener profiles:

End cuts

For end cuts of part ends.

Cut-outs

In the web of a profile for crossing profiles.

Penetrations

For penetrations like rat holes for weight reduction.

Vladimir Voroshilov – Deputy General Director of Project Management - Vyborg Shipyard
‘Thanks to the Robot Profile Cutting Line, PCL we’ve increased significantly our production speed - around 4-5 times. Having the PCL has also positively affected our production planning.’
Vladimir Voroshilov – Deputy General Director of Project Management - Vyborg Shipyard
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Plasma Stiffener Cutting Applications

What is your greatest worry in a fabrication process? Is it the complexity of the design, poor production flow management, inefficient material handling with too much material waste, loss of control over the operating expenses, or the lack of highly skilled welders? Then, how do you deal with the increasingly tough demands and regulations on welded structural design?

Cargo Ships

Achieving fabrication efficiency and high throughput are key goals within the highly competitive cargo vessel fabrication market. Shipyards using traditional profile cutting methods experience difficulties in achieving those targets. The PCL Robotic Profile Cutting Line is a highly productive plasma stiffener cutting machine that is capable of processing all profiles for as many as 20 super tankers in only one year.

Industry application: plasma stiffener cutting for flat panel, double bottom constructions, subassemblies, bulkheads, webs, micro panel in LNG carriers, super tankers, container ships, chemical tankers, bulk carriers, RoRo vessels, ice breakers etc.

Naval Ships

Naval ships are fabricated out of a large number of different stiffeners in size and length. Material handling, material sorting and part nesting are all extremely complex. With the PCL Robotic Profile Cutting Line, you can achieve more than 70% reduction in manpower with the same throughput, as compared to existing manual systems.  In only two years you have full ROI.

Industry application: plasma stiffener cutting for flat panel, double bottom constructions, subassemblies, bulkheads, webs, micro panel in air craft carriers, patrol boats, cruisers, frigates, hospital ships etc.

Mega Yachts

In the demanding world of fabrication of mega yachts, flexibility is key for dealing with last minute changes. Consequently, when handling production batches of numerous short and small stiffeners of exotic materials, quality sometimes comes second. With PCL flexibility, the profile cutting machine easily handles extreme demands in material handling, deformation measurement and sorting and nesting routines.

Industry application: plasma stiffener cutting for flat panel, double bottom constructions, subassemblies, bulkheads, webs, micro panel in super yachts, mega yachts, sailing yachts, motor yachts etc.

Cruise Ships

Cruise ships are also characterised by an enormous volume and a variety of small and short stiffeners. Fabrication automation and automated profile cutting has been long adopted in these yards, because of strict requirements with respect to yard panel line integration. The key words here are part location tagging, pick-and-place cranes and cassettes positioning.

Industry application: plasma stiffener cutting for flat panel, double bottom constructions, subassemblies, bulkheads, webs, micro panel in cruise ships, cruise liners, passenger ships etc.

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