2017 Exhibitor List


Hall N1: N1K77 - KRANENDONK Smart robotics

Edge preparation system, automatic adaptive plate milling


Beating IMO PSPC with award winning plate edge preparation. Any contour is automatically followed by the adaptive milling head. Milling with a constant force results in a perfect radius even if the plates have deviations. Allowing you to save hours of valuable time on a job that requires a lot of manual labour.

IMO PSPC compliant rounding of plate edges

To improve the quality of coatings in shipbuilding, IMO PSPC demands the preparation (rounding) of plate edges. Automation of this process requires an adaptive machine that perfectly follows plate contours. Our Edge preparation system meets this demand. The machine prepares edges of plates for coating with 2R grinding, according to the latest PSPC regulations. Our edge preparation system won the Maritime Innovation Award 2013.

Adaptive milling technology

The Edge Preparation System combines proven CNC technology with a state-of-the-art force controlled milling system. The system machines both sides without turning of the plate. Advanced software and a touch screen makes sure that operation is easy. The Edge Preparation System uses a force-guided milling head that is able to move in three orientations. With this adaptive milling technology, the machine mills a constant 2 mm radius (2R) to any plate contour.

Easy to control in a safe work environment

The manual grinding and milling of steel plates is a tough and dangerous job. With our edge preparation system, the opposite is true. A large touchscreen with graphical user interface makes the system easy to control by just one operator. The interface is fully independent of language. The system features predefined safety zones. In this way, the operator is able to safely monitor the process and load/unload while milling takes place. Not only saving hours of manual labour, but also preventing injuries and accidents.

Continuous production

Automated tool changing maximizes productivity. Handling time is reduces by smart plate lifters that makes the turning of the plates unnecessary.

 Hall N1: N1K77 - KRANENDONK Smart robotics