Increased Duty Cycle for Plasma Arc Cutting Machines Through a Separated Automatic Plate Marking Station
Paper no. 3
LITTON SYSTEMS INC PASCAGOULA MS INGALLS SHIPBUILDING DIV
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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.
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