January 31, 2013
Kranendonk has developed an edge preparation system that uses a force-guided milling head that can move in three orientations. Designed for shipyard applications that must meet PSPC coating regulations, it mills a constant 0.078-in. radius to any plate contour, even with inaccurate plate edges, on plates up to 14.76 ft. wide.
The steel plates are lifted in the same orientation, creating space for the tooling to mill the bottom side. Programming employs the same files that are used by the plate cutters.