Growing Line systems and fit up bedsLinear precision growing line systems for use in the production of wind towers, monopiles, pipes and more.
Linear Precision growing lines
Since 2002, we have designed, manufactured and supplied Fit Up and Growing Line Systems that optimise the production of onshore and offshore monopiles, towers, pipes, tanks and more.
Fit up and growing line system demo
Watch how the system works as part of the manufacturing process for wind tower monopiles.
The video demonstrates a 300 ton growing line with 40-60 ton fit up system.
- Proven to optimise production by over 60%.
- High quality and consistent welding results decreases rework projects.
- Increases safety – the vessel/workpieces are in full control from start to finish of the fabrication process.
Innovative growing line systems and automated can joining systems.
Key Plant growing line and automated can joining systems enable individual motorised adjustment of each axis under load, the work piece sections can be manipulated left, right, up, down (X, Y, Z axis) to join the cans together.
We manufacture linear precision systems with ball screw operation for smooth precision control and hydraulic options for thin wall material.
Key Plant growing line and ACJS systems reduce time & cost, increase customer productivity and gives a consistence to the fitting up and joining of cans.
Wind tower manufacturers
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, levelling, and fitting up of the cans. They adapt to accommodate varying sizes of the vessel, minimising handling and maximising operator safety.
Automated can joining systems
The ACJS optimises the joining, welding and assembly of tubular thin wall cans, such as storage tanks and rocket fuel cells.
Reduces time & cost, Increases productivity, Low BOP work piece height, Integrate with Column and Boom Manipulator, Independent wheel alignment.
Various options and customisations available.
GL / ACJS options & features
Wheel surface options
Wheels can also be supplied with Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel dependent on the workpiece material.
We offer steel, polyurethane and aluminium options.
Undercarriage and base options
Travelling Base / Undercarriage bogies can be supplied to transfer the workpiece(s)
Support idler options
Motorised or Manual Leadscrew adjustable support idlers to extend the workpiece support, dependent on overall length.
Motorised feed systems for transferring the work piece and growing the can during build up assembly.
Control your Automated Can Joining System ACJS with ease.
Interested in a Growing Line / Automated Can Joining System?
With over 60 years experience in weld automation and material handling engineering, we have successfully developed and supplied automated growing line and joining solutions for customers all over the world.
Discuss your needs and challenges with our team of dedicated experts.
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