NOVEMBER 18, 2013 — Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, has installation of a new state-of-the-art Plate Pro Extreme 3100 plasma cutting machine.
The shipyard says the addition of this cutting table expands the range of services available to customers and improves the efficiency of its operations, while also enhancing the quality and precision of the work being produced. Bringing this capability in-house allows the shipyard to make more of its own parts without relying on outside vendors or subcontractors.
Made in the U.S. by Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, the plasma burn table is an automated dual side drive, plasma cutting machine that utilizes the latest technologies to provide speed, accuracy, versatility, and durability in thermal cutting. The machine has the capability to burn plate up to 6-inches thick with a table capacity for plates of up to 10-feet wide by 20-feet long.
Great Lakes Shipyard welders, engineers, and management personnel received operational and safety training on the Plate Pro Extreme 3100, and the new cutting machine is now in service and available to provide support to the shipyard and its customers.
The shipyard's current order book includes drydocking and USCG inspection on the Miller Boat Line Ferry, M/V South Bass; fabrication of a new floating breakwater for Whiskey Island Marina; and drydocking and repairs on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers tug Mike Donlon.