Accession Number:

ADA454097

Title:

Increased Duty Cycle for Plasma Arc Cutting Machines Through a Separated Automatic Plate Marking Station

Descriptive Note:

Paper no. 3

Corporate Author:

LITTON SYSTEMS INC PASCAGOULA MS INGALLS SHIPBUILDING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Plate marking as currently practiced limits plasma arc cutting machine duty cycle. This in turn constrains plate fabrication process lane throughput. A separate automatic plate marking station which will significantly increase plasma arc cutting capacities is defined. A 60 to 100 percent increase in plate fabrication process lane throughput is anticipated while simultaneously reducing unit direct labor. The design is supported by technical feasibility demonstrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE