Portable Automated Straightener for Bulkhead And Hull
PAS-BH™ was developed under an Navy Funded project through NSRP to automate the manual bulkhead and hull straightening process. Currently, acetylene torches are used to heat spots on the deck plate, then a water/air mixture is sprayed on to quench, creating shrinkage. This manual process is costly and time consuming and causes delays in schedules and reduces the availability of craftsmen needed for other jobs. PAS-BH™ scans an area of deck, decides how much thermal straightening is needed to bring that area into spec, then creates and runs that procedure to thermally straighten the deck, utilizing induction heating. PAS-BH™ automates and improves the process, straightening the plates as least twice as fast as the manual process, including set-up time.
It was designed to go thru 26" doors, reach up to 20 ft from where it is sitting using lifters, and attach to an MLE manlift so it can reach up to 100ft into the air to work on hulls without scaffolding.
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