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World Class Welding Automation for Shipyards

Pemamek Ltd. is a world-leading company specialising in the supply of heavy welding production and automation solutions for efficient shipyard production all over the world.

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FI-32200 Loimaa,

Pemamek Ltd. is a world-leading company specialising in the supply of heavy welding production and automation solutions for efficient shipyard production all over the world.

Know-how and a competitive edge at Pemamek rest not only on long-term experience but in the bold application of new technologies as well. The guiding stars behind our products are client-related competitive ability, quality in production, ergonomics, and safety.

Pemamek operates in international welding automation markets. Our wide range of products is found in over 50 countries and in all continents.

Shipyard automation production equipment

In order to maintain a competitive edge at shipyards, efficient production is required. Pemamek provides complete, modern and productive production lines for flat panels, double hulls, subassembly panels or just sections of them.

The PEMA shipbuilding production automation range is comprised of:

  • Plate and profile prefabrication systems
  • Flat-panel production lines
  • Double-bottom production lines
  • Subassembly production lines (micro, bulkhead)
  • Curved section panel lines
  • Robotised panel lines or production cells for welding or cutting
  • Production logistics and data collection software

Shipyard production, flow and capacity consultation

Through partners and its own organisation, Pemamek offers a wide range of consultation services, including the designing of yard production facilities, as well as flow and capacity studies.

Vision robot welding portal (VRWP)

The welding of panel lines, normally fillet welding, can be robotised by means of PEMA VRWP robot welding gantries. The VRWP gantries consist of a robust robot welding gantry with three external robot axes, six-axis welding robot, welding equipment and vision system-based robot programming.

Vision Programming is a unique online programming method which features:

  • Short programming time
  • Easy system support
  • High-utility ratio, thanks to working with real workpiece
  • No typical off-line programming problems
  • Cost savings
  • Superior welding quality

These user-friendly robot gantries can raise the productivity of a panel production line significantly, thanks to a very high arc time ratio (over 80%) and utility ratio (100%).

Also, other programming methods can be applied to robot welding. Macro or offline programming systems are available in various robot applications for shipyard production.

PEMA vertical welding station (VWS)

The PEMA VWS features a height-adjustable welding platform with four vertical welding arms.

Normally this platform is supported by a mobile gantry. The VWS is ideal in welding of vertical seams of double bottom cross-sections, high bulkheads or various frame sections.

Main features:

  • PLC-controlled automatic welding simultaneously with four welding heads
  • Online adjustment of welding parameters (V, A, speed), oscillation and jump-over of horizontal stiffeners
  • Motorised rotation of welding heads ±45°
  • Replaces 8-14 manual welders (or two robots)

Latest welding production and automation achievements

Stay updated of our latest achievements in the shipbuilding industry, but also other welding production and automation solutions by following our website, social media and press releases published on the Ship Technology website.

Welding and Production Automation Solutions for Shipbuilding

PEMA designs and manufactures products on and welding automation solutions, from a single piece production used in repair yards to high-level mass production of newly built shipyards, providing an ideal solution for each yard’s specific needs.

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Adventure of the Seas, Voyager-Class Cruise Ship

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Mariner of the Seas

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Navigator of the Seas –

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Carnival Legend –

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Costa Mediterranea –

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Carnival Pride –

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Carnival Spirit –

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Costa Atlantica –

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Pemamek to Launch New Robotic Welding Technology

Finland-based global welding automation leader Pemamek is set to launch its latest PEMA robotic welding technology in booth N2445 at FABTECH 2020 at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

21 July 2020

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Selects Pemamek for Modern Micro Panel Welding Robot Line

Pemamek Oy Ltd was recently awarded a contract by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for the construction and delivery of a micro panel line. Commissioning in early 2013, the new modern micro panel line replaces the existing one. This new line will substantially increase shipyard's productivity and therefore improve Aker Philadelphia Shipyard's market positioning.

3 September 2012

Pemamek Delivers a Modern Flat Panel-Line to Baku Shipyard

Pemamek Oy has agreed on design, construction and delivery of a flat panel-line for Baku Shipyard LLC in Azerbaijan. After completion in early 2013, Baku Shipyard will operate a latest-technology flat panel-line for ship-panel fabrication in their new facility.

28 May 2012

PEMA to Build Largest Robotic Heavy Welding Station in Europe

Pemamek has agreed on design, construction and delivery of a heavy robotic welding station for the Norwegian heavy winch manufacturer I.P. Huse. After commissioning in October 2011, I.P. Huse will own and operate the largest heavy robotic welding station in Europe in the manufacture of large winc

27 April 2011

Pemamek’s Patented Vision Programming Based Solutions

Aker Yards Turku has invested quite heavily in robotised welding during the last few years. In panel production they have very often chosen Pemamek’s patented Vision programming based solutions. Vision has revolutionised the programming methods of robots and shown in practice how user

28 May 2008

MAB Lubmin Invests in PEMA Vertical Welding System

German company MAB Modul- und Anlagenbau Lubmin, from Germany, is one of the latest shipyards purchasing the unique PEMA VWS vertical welding system. MAB is a newly established shipyard, located in the city of Lubmin, close to the Polish border. They are acting as a subcontractor for se

28 May 2008

PEMA State-of-the-Art Panel Lines Delivered to the USA

Last summer Pemamek succeeded in making an impressive market entry by delivering the first state-of-the-art panel line to the United States. Customer Bourg Dry Dock & Service is located in Louisiana and manufactures barges, towboats, etc., but also serves as a repair yard. Bourg Dry

28 May 2008

Pemamek Supplies Flat Panel Welding Automation Line to Indonesia

THE DEAL IS A REMARKABLE ENTRY INTO GROWING ASIAN SHIPYARD INDUSTRY. Pemamek Oy Ltd. are supplying a PEMA- flat panel line for the automated construction of complete ship blocks for Singaporean company Britoil Offshore Services Pte Ltd. The line will be installed to the newly bui

22 March 2007

New Web Service for Pemamek

Pemamek, the world-leading expert in welding automation and work-piece handling equipment, has launched a new website to serve its present and future clients and industrial partners better than ever before. The new website incorporates a fresh and modern look, reflecting the company’s r

7 December 2006

SMM 2006 – World’s Leading Shipbuilding Exhibition

The world shipbuilding market will meet for the 22nd time from 26 -29 September 2006 in Hamburg. More than 1,500 exhibitors from 50 nations and an expected number of 40,000 visitors from all over the globe will go together and make Hamburg the world's centre of attention for shipbuilding, machine

18 August 2006

Pemamek in Essen at “Schweissen und Schneiden”

"Schweissen und Schneiden" is THE occasion for welding and cutting; every four years it presents the sector's international novelties and innovations. 2005 sees 16th fair of this kind, in Essen, Germany, 12-17 September. Pemamek has been a part of this professional meeting many times,

21 June 2005

Vision Robot Continues its Success Story – New Customer in Croatia

PEMA will deliver a Machine Vision System Controlled Robot welding gantry to 3.MAY, a Croatian shipyard in Rijeka. 3.May is one of the largest shipyards in Croatia, with a special focus on building chemical tankers and bulk carriers. The Pema Vision System represents a revolutionary pr

12 June 2005

State-of-the-Art Robotic Welding for Fincantieri

Machine Vision System Aided Robot Welding of Micro-Panels at Fincantieri. Pemamek Oy, based in Loimaa, Finland, which specialises in industrial automation systems, has delivered in co-operation with ESAB Italy a vision-based robotic welding system to Fincantieri´s Riva Trigoso

24 August 2004

Pemamek Ltd

Lamminkatu 47
FI-32200 Loimaa


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195220, г. Санкт-Петербург

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