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Pemamek 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.

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.

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Press Release

Pemamek to Provide Automation Lines for STX France Shipyard

Pemamek has received an additional order from French shipyard STX France to provide advanced assembly and welding automation stations for panel profiles.

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Press Release

26 April 2018

Pemamek has received an additional order from French shipyard STX France to provide advanced assembly and welding automation stations for panel profiles.

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23 January 2017

Pemamek has signed an agreement to deliver a thin plate panel line to Vard Shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The new delivered solution will ensure a high-quality production of demanding thin plate panels used in building vessels, such as special cruise ships.

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2 December 2016

Over the next 30 years, Irving Shipbuilding is revitalizing the Royal Canadian Navy's combatant fleet by constructing up to 21 modern vessels.

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29 April 2015

A good order book and a need for higher capacity in the dock were the basis of STX France purchasing more welding automation for their shipyard's panel welding.

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13 March 2015

Located on the northeast coast of the USA, Senesco Marine Shipyard decided to invest in a more productive and efficient welding system.

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27 November 2013

Based on its recent analysis of the welding automation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Pemamek with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year.

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10 November 2013

Pemamek received another contract to supplement Keppel FELS' Singapore yard upgrading. The new contract consists of two PEMA robotic profile processing lines.

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9 May 2013

Fincantieri and its Monfalcone Shipyard have decided to continue with a well-tried Pemamek welding automation technology in the shipyard's production lines.

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4 February 2013

PEMA Welding Automation has been appointed by world-leading rig builder Keppel FELS to implement the latest modern welding automation system for their production facilities.

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3 September 2012

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.

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28 May 2012

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.

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2 June 2011

Pemamek and Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), a major US offshore marine transportation corporation, have agreed on an annual service support package to ensure continuous, optimal utilisation of PEMA panel lines, robotic welding stations, and welding portals at four of ECO's US shipyards. The yards

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27 April 2011

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

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10 March 2011

Founded in 1960, the Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) family of companies now represents the most diverse and dynamic marine transportation operation in the world. ECO owns and operates a growing fleet of new generation offshore service vessels supporting a vast majority of the US Gulf deepwater mar

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27 April 2010

The extension of the Finnish company Dometal's shop floor facilities by an additional 1,400m2 has been completed. The new shop was specially built for the production of Multiva tractor trailers. In conjunction with the expansion investment, Dometal made a far-reaching strategic decision to choose

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28 May 2008

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

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28 May 2008

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

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28 May 2008

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

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9 May 2007

Pemamek Oy Ltd. and Spanish Navantia Ferrol have entered into an agreement regarding the supply of a PEMA- high technology flat panel line for the construction of ship blocks for military vessels. The line will be installed to Ferrol's shipyard located in north-west Spain in spring 2008. <

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22 March 2007

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

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7 December 2006

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

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18 August 2006

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

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21 June 2005

"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,

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13 June 2005

In the Baltic Sea area, there is a lot of shipbuilding capacity, and due to the currently good order situation many shipyards are investing in new production equipment. After the successful delivery of a micro production line at the beginning of 2005, PEMA has now signed a new contract

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12 June 2005

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

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24 August 2004

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

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12 September 2002

Pemamek Oy, which is based in Loimaa, Finland and specialises in industrial automation systems, has developed a vision-based robotic automation system that is unique in the world today. Delivery of the first systems to Kvaerner Masa-Yards' shipyard in Helsinki has been agreed. The technology will si

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+358 10 501 61 +358 10 501 6500

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