Development of multi welding robot system for sub assembly in shipbuilding

S.W. Kang, H.J. Youn, D.H. Kim, K.U. Kim, S.B. Lee, S.Y. Kim, S.H. Kim
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
In an effort to increase a productivity of welding process and to reduce the impact to workers from industrial disaster, the research in the field of welding automation is sharply increasing in shipbuilding industry. DSME had developed and successfully applied a welding robot system for grand assembly line in OKPO shipyard in 1997 and has recently developed multi welding robot system for the sub assembly line. This study describes the essential parts of welding automation for the sub assembly
more » ... ocess of a hull when using industrial robots. Study includes description of auto detection process of work-pieces, off line program (OLP), host control program and high speed welding method.
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.00885 fatcat:qmtmasrb2zaljmtiebs3gdjgae