The transportation industry consists of heavy trucks, aerospace, railroads, locomotives, automobiles, recreational vehicles, ships, containers, bridges and includes the maintenance of these products.
The experts at KOIKE have worked for decades with top companies within these modes of transportation. Our combination of products and know-how allow our customers to stay ahead of the competition. In particular, our group of KOIKE companies have designed specialized equipment to meet the needs of our customers. The types of cutting and welding that take place within these types of transportation services require unique solutions for each application. Customers in this business segment require flexibility to change production quickly due to market demands, high up time and short turnaround time. Equipment made in this segment can have both very small and large parts, and they can be made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, or composite. 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 frames, wide flange beams, mounting plates, aircraft parts, snow plow parts, hitches, bumpers, and accessories. Our products range from small, one torch cutting machines, to large CNC gantry cutting machines with multiple torches. Some 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 waterjet cutting machines can be equipped with three-dimensional bevel cutting heads.
Portable semi-automated cutting and welding equipment is employed in difficult areas often done by hand. Productivity in these areas can often be increased by three-fold.
The handling of large weldments and parts can be done safely by the use of positioning equipment, such as gear driven positioners, head and tail stock sets, and turning rolls. Positioners are used not only for welding, but for assembly of truck bodies, rail cars, engines, and trailers.
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.