Automated Pipe-Shops

Automated Pipe-Shops

Automated Workshops for Pipe Spool Production

Our automated and fully customized pipe-shop solutions will boost your efficiency, regardless of whether your projects are ships, offshore rigs or industrial plants. We conduct an in-depth analysis of your requirements, taking your current processes into consideration, and we coordinate the purchase, transport and commissioning of all transport systems and machines.

Consulting

Our goal is to offer you the pipe-shop that is best suited for your requirements. This means that first we find out what you wish to achieve. Things like your current and projected output, the existing and required capacities, as well as currently employed fabrication methods are important factors in working out what kind of pipe-shop would benefit you the most.

Layout & Design

We design a pipe-shop layout that minimizes transport and idle times and maximizes efficiency. Wherever possible we will retain your existing machines and integrate them into our concept. For new machines, you can rely on our close relationship with many manufacturers to get you the machines best suited for the job.

Installation

Once the concept has been agreed upon, 3R acts as the project coordinator on your behalf. That means that we deal with all the different machine manufacturers, and we also coordinate the deliveries, installation and training schedules. Rather than having to deal with each vendor separately, we are your primary contact, making life easy for you.

Efficient Fabrication

In order to remain competitive in a global market, it is essential to fabricate cost-efficiently without making sacrifices to quality. This means reducing fabrication costs and time as much as possible, as well as using modern machinery at maximum capacity.

A combination of plate-belts, roller conveyors, and cross-tables can supply all workstations with minimal waiting time. High-rise pipe dispensers can be used to store large quantities of tubes on a minimum of space. Buffer tables at the machines and workstations make efficient use of workshop space while preventing both bottlenecks and idle times.

Due to our close relationship with many manufacturers, we can integrate modifications to make the machines even more suited for your needs. The machines are able to work continuously with minimal idle times, since the combination of buffer storage and automated transport provides a steady supply of material for each
machine.

Of course a pipe-shop on its own can’t utilize its full potential, which is why we also offer a software framework for complete control of your pipe spool fabrication. You can find out more about it here.

Efficient Fabrication

In order to remain competitive in a global market, it is essential to fabricate cost-efficiently without making sacrifices to quality. This means reducing fabrication costs and time as much as possible, as well as using modern machinery at maximum capacity.

A combination of plate-belts, roller conveyors, and cross-tables can supply all workstations with minimal waiting time. High-rise pipe dispensers can be used to store large quantities of tubes on a minimum of space. Buffer tables at the machines and workstations make efficient use of workshop space while preventing both bottlenecks and idle times.

Due to our close relationship with many manufacturers, we can integrate modifications to make the machines even more suited for your needs. The machines are able to work continuously with minimal idle times, since the combination of buffer storage and automated transport provides a steady supply of material for each
machine.

Of course a pipe-shop on its own can’t utilize its full potential, which is why we also offer a software framework for complete control of your pipe spool fabrication. You can find out more about it here.

Machine Selection

Below are some of the types of machine that we utilize in our automated pipe-shops.

Pipe Dispenser

Shot Blasting

Transport System

Band Saw

Cold Beveling

Plasma Cutting

Slip-On Flange Welding

Butt Welding

Bending

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All of these machines are part of an integrated pipe-shop system that is run by our software framework.

Find out more about integrated piping here.

Find out more about our software framework here.