SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Engineering Co., an industrial plant affiliate of Samsung Group, said Wednesday that it had succeeded in producing pipes through smart robot automation.
The company revealed that it succeeded in automating the ‘cutting-improvement-welding’ process for frequently used carbon steel pipe spools with a diameter of 4 to 12 inches.
This is the world’s first case in which a core process of pipe spool welding has been automated.
A pipe spool is the connection of several pieces of pipe. In general, after being manufactured on a spool unit basis, they are connected and welded on the spot.
In December of last year, Samsung Engineering signed a business agreement with major industrial robot manufacturer Hyundai Robotics Co. to automate the production of pipes and steel frames.
The two companies also signed an agreement to expand the types and processes of pipe automation.
Samsung Engineering expects the automation of pipes and steel frames to contribute to improving quality, shortening the construction period, and reducing production costs.
Pipes and steel frames are important materials that play the role of blood vessels and skeletons for plants, and have a great impact on the entire construction period and the cost of the project.
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