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Linear Precision Growing Line Systems

Since 2002, Key Plant Automation has been at the forefront of designing, manufacturing, and supplying Fit Up and Growing Line Systems that revolutionise the production of onshore and offshore monopiles, towers, pipes, tanks, and more. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has set new standards in the industry.

Primarily used in wind tower production, Key Plant Fit Up and Growing Line Systems are an innovative, cost-effective solution for increasing your welding and fabrication throughput for large-diameter, cylindrical vessels. Their innovative linear precision function ensures smooth, accurate, fast-aligning, leveling, and fitting up of the cans. They adapt to accommodate varying sizes of the vessel, minimising handling and maximising operator safety.

A side view visual of a fit-up and growing line system designed by Key Plant Automation

Precision redefined.

Experience the art of manipulation with individual motorised adjustment of each axis (X, Y, Z) under load. Seamlessly join workpiece sections with intricate precision, a cornerstone of our design philosophy. Our linear precision systems boasting ball screw operation and hydraulic options also cater to thin wall materials (ACJS System), equipping you with the tools needed to conquer every fabrication challenge.

Unleash Efficiency

With a track record of optimising production by over 60%, our systems redefine what’s achievable in manufacturing. Say goodbye to inefficiencies and welcome a new era of productivity.

Welding Perfection

Experience the transformative power of high-quality and consistent welding results. Our systems ensure superior craftsmanship and significantly reduce rework projects, saving you time and resources.

Prioritise Safety

Our systems put you in full control, enhancing safety protocols as the vessel/workpieces journey from inception to completion. Your peace of mind is at the heart of our design.

Growing Line System Components

A Fit-up bed that forms part of a growing line system

Fit Up Beds

Our Fit Up Beds are engineered to align two vessels with impeccable precision during the fit-up process, just before welding. This crucial step ensures that your final product meets the highest quality standards.

A Key Plant Automation growing line system for the cylindrical vessels

Growing Lines

Key Plant Automation’s Growing Lines are the key to optimising the production of large-diameter, cylindrical vessels. These systems ensure smooth, accurate, and fast alignment, minimising handling and maximising operator safety.

A transfer station

Transfer Station

Our Transfer Station seamlessly moves the vessel or workpiece to the next phase of production, ensuring a streamlined and efficient workflow.

Precision in motion.

Fit Up and Growing Line System Demo

Watch our system in action as part of the manufacturing process for wind tower monopiles. In this video, we demonstrate a 300-ton Growing Line with a 40-60 ton Fit Up System.

Thin wall mastery.

ACJS: Automated Can Joining System

Meet the answer to tubular thin-wall can joining, welding, and assembly with our Automated Can Joining System (ACJS). Whether you’re working on storage tanks or rocket fuel cells, the ACJS is designed to optimise your production processes. It reduces both time and cost, supercharges productivity, and achieves a low BOP (Bottom of Pipe) workpiece height. What’s more, it seamlessly integrates with our Column and Boom Manipulators and offers independent wheel alignment. With various customisation options available, the ACJS is your key to efficiency and precision in thin-wall material welding and assembly.

Customised solutions.

Tailored Excellence for Every Industry

Whether it’s Wind Towers, Monopiles, Oil and Gas Platforms, Space Rockets, Storage Tanks, Tankers, Silos, or beyond, Key Plant Fit Up and Growing Line Systems cater to diverse industries, adapting seamlessly to your unique needs.

wind tower manufacturing facility
Fit up and growing line system for LNG storage tanks
Fit up elevating rotators with internal boom for tandem welding of monopiles in the offshore industry.
Fit up and growing line system for the oil industry

Why invest in a growing line system?

Unlocking Your Path to Production Excellence!

In the rapidly evolving landscape of industrial manufacturing, staying ahead of the competition is paramount. The production of complex structures like wind towers, rockets, tanks, and other cylindrical vessels demands not only precision but also efficiency. Enter Key Plant Fit Up and Growing Line Systems – a transformative solution that has the potential to reshape how you approach your welding and fabrication process.

Unparalleled Production Optimisation: Manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to enhance productivity without compromising on quality. The Fit Up and Growing Line Systems from Key Plant offer a game-changing advantage by optimising production processes by over 60%. This significant improvement translates to faster turnaround times, increased output, and a competitive edge that can elevate a manufacturer’s position in the market.

Precision Welding and Reduced Rework: One of the most significant challenges in complex structure fabrication is achieving consistent, high-quality welding results. Key Plant’s technology eliminates this concern by delivering seamless and precise welding outcomes. By maintaining a consistently accurate fit-up and alignment of components, manufacturers can significantly reduce the need for rework projects. This not only saves time and resources but also contributes to maintaining a sterling reputation for delivering reliable and flawless products.

Enhanced Safety Measures: In industries where the scale and complexity of the manufactured structures can pose safety risks, Key Plant’s Fit Up and Growing Line Systems shine as a beacon of safety innovation. With full control over the vessel/workpieces throughout the fabrication process, the potential for accidents is minimised. Manufacturers can rest assured that their teams are working in a safer environment, thereby reducing the likelihood of workplace incidents and ensuring compliance with rigorous safety standards.

Versatility for Diverse Industries: The beauty of Key Plant’s technology lies in its versatility. Whether you’re constructing wind towers that harness renewable energy, crafting space rockets that venture into the cosmos, or fabricating tanks for industrial applications, the Fit Up and Growing Line Systems can be seamlessly integrated across a wide array of industries. This adaptability ensures that manufacturers can invest in a solution that caters to their specific needs, thereby future-proofing their operations.

Precision Control and Manipulation: The heart of the Fit Up and Growing Line Systems lies in their ability to offer precision control and manipulation. Individual motorised adjustment of each axis under load enables seamless manipulation of workpiece sections along the X, Y, and Z axes. This unparalleled flexibility facilitates a more streamlined and accurate assembly process, resulting in a final product that meets the highest standards of quality and performance.

In an era where innovation drives progress, manufacturers of wind towers, rockets, tanks, and other cylindrical vessels cannot afford to overlook the transformative potential of Key Plant Fit Up and Growing Line Systems. The amalgamation of production optimisation, precision welding, enhanced safety, versatility, and precision control makes these systems a smart investment that promises a remarkable return on investment. By embracing this innovative technology, manufacturers can not only elevate their operations but also play a pivotal role in shaping the future of industrial fabrication.

Your Number One Automated Partner

At Key Plant Automation, we believe in pushing the boundaries of innovation to reshape the very fabric of industrial production. Our Fit Up and Growing Line Systems are more than just cutting-edge technology – they are a testament to our commitment to excellence, efficiency, and uncompromising quality.