The energy industry
consists of transformers, nuclear power
plants, off-shore drilling, hydroelectric, wind turbines, and storage tanks.
The experts at KOIKE have worked for decades with top companies in the area of energy. Our combination of products and know-how allow our customers to stay ahead of the competition. The types of cutting and welding done in energy require unique solutions for each application. Customers in this business segment require high up time and short turn around. Equipment made within the energy segment is often high tolerance and requires the Welders to meet stringent government testing, such as x-ray quality welds. The large ranges of KOIKE standard and customized equipment are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of our customers.
Cutting machines such as laser, plasma, oxy-fuel and waterjet cutting are used to cut parts for pipe and vessels, domes, covers, reinforcing parts, pump part, blades, and penstock. Our products range from small, one torch cutting machines to large CNC gantry cutting machines with multiple torches. Often, parts are made of very thick steel and require specialized bevels for welding in the next stage of fabrication. Large gantry cutting machines have the option to add plasma bevel cutting and oxy-fuel bevel cutting to the machine. Laser and water jet cutting machines can be equipped with three-dimensional bevel cutting heads.
Portable semi-automated cutting and welding equipment is employed in difficult areas that are often done by hand. Productivity in these areas can often be increased by up to three fold.
The handling of large weldments and parts can be done safely by the use of positioning equipment, such as gear driven positioners, headstock and tailstock sets, and turning rolls. Positioners reduce workload on overhead cranes and other handling equipment. Welds are done more efficiently and defects are reduced. Savings can also be seen in the reduction of wire and gas usage.