Cookeville, TN March 20, 2015
RTT Starts Phase 2 of NSRP Welding Project
Robotic Technologies of Tennessee (RTT) initiated work on Phase 2 of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Improved GMAW/FCAW for Primed Steels and Aluminum. During Phase 1, RTT modified and enhanced its high speed steerable welding platform to accommodate parameters enabling high speed welding on primed steels and aluminum.
RTT Providing Edison Welding Institute Motion Control Support In Robotic Welding Project
Phase 2 is being led by the Edison Welding Institute and involves refining and testing Phase 1 results in laboratory and shipyard settings. RTT will incorporate lessons learned and technologies enhanced and developed in Phase 1 and integrate them into a high speed steerable welding platform designed specifically for high speed fillet welding.
“Our prior welding systems were designed with very broad weld types in mind,” say Dr. Jamie Beard President of RTT. “The Edison Welding Institute recognizes that fillet welding is the most common weld type at shipyards and has asked us to focus on optimizing our platform with their parameters for high speed welding for these types of welds on primed steels.”
The new mobile welding platform with the new high speed welding parameters will be demonstrated throughout 2015 at participating shipyards and results presented at industry events through early 2016.
RTT designs, builds and sells mobile inspecting and manufacturing platforms. When mounted with manufacturing or inspecting tools, these systems deliver the benefits of factory automation to non-factory environments. RTT systems operate in a variety of environments including shipyards, tank terminals and wind farms. Applications include welding, inspection, cutting and grinding. Field fabricators and inspectors can save up to 80% when compared to manual alternatives. RTT systems are operating throughout the United States and around the world meeting challenging weather, operator and fabrication conditions. RTT patented and patent pending technologies are novel solutions for bringing automated and robotic systems to the $10 billion plus welding and inspection industry.