Listed below are the most frequently asked questions:
How much force is required to process 25mm shipbuilding panels?
You can calculate with the rule of thumb that 12 ton per mm thickness is needed to shape a Grade A shipbuilding panel. However there can be many execptions to this rule, contact us to learn what would be needed for your situation.
Our sales consultants are available to guide you through this process. Based on factual data from your production, growth plans and ambitions they will be able to calculate what would be the optimal solution for you.
Why do you offer presses ranging from 275 to 1500 ton, when the rolling unit always generates a maximum 150 ton rolling force?
Rolling is effective for panels up to 30-35 mm thick. Panels above this thickness require higher bending forces. As Nieland’s SBP shipbuilding press can be equipped with multiple tools, thicker panels can be stretched using the stretching stamps. This allows you to have one solution, one shipbuilding press that can effectively shape panels of a wide variety of thicknesses.
After Nieland’s 12 weeks on site training, the operator will be able to work independently and create the required shape of complex hull panels. By using the Shipbuilding Press the operator will improve in efficiency reaching maximum effectiveness in 12-18 months. (Depending on previous experience.)
Nearly always, yes, because the cranes have to comply with Nieland’s specifications. We integrate our Shipbuilding Press with cranes to ensure an effortless installation and use of the equipment.
On average we work to a minimum of 20 weeks (excluding shipment), but this depends on our current order book. Please contact us to discuss your timelines and see how we can meet them.
Nieland’s service team will perform the installation and commissioning. In most cases two specialists will perform the work with some support from your local team of technicians.