X-Y Milling of Radar Dome Pedestal Foundations
Fast Response And A Precise Job For Norwegian Naval Destroyer
A Norwegian shipyard contacted Goltens to take over a pressing job that another company had committed to but could not complete. The job was to machine four pedestal foundations for radar domes on a naval destroyer.
The foundations, as constructed, were too rough and uneven to mount the domes. Goltens quickly evaluated the technical requirements and immediately mobilized two in-situ machining technicians and its X-Y milling machinery to the shipyard to start the work.
Goltens In-Situ Machinist aligning X-Y milling machinery
X-Y Milling in progress
Completed pedestal foundation
|NAVY RADAR FOUNDATIONS|
|Pedestal Diameter:||1 x 2,000mm/3 x 1,200mm|
|Material removed:||Max 28mm|
|Machining Tolerance:||0.5mm per 1,000mm|
- X-Y milling of 3 radar dome pedestal foundations measuring 1,200mm
- X-Y milling of 1 radar dome pedestal foundation measuring 2,000mm in diameter
- Tolerance of 0.5mm per 1,000mm.
Goltens technicians completed the X-Y milling job within three days to the full satisfaction of the shipyard and the Navy.
As a result of the job, Goltens was awarded the order for the work on a sister ship with the possibility of a working on a third.
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