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The shipping industry is an integral part of the transportation sector and the overall supply chain. Shipping moves goods across geolocations promptly, driving the economy toward a progressive path. The volume of cargo that ships carry is huge compared to other transportation modes, offering crucial economic advantages. According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95% of India's trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport using 12 major and 205 notified minor and intermediate ports.
However, moving large volumes of goods across increasing longer distances through challenging oceanic paths means that the ships need to withstand continuous stresses, pressures and damage.
The shipping industry has established a practice of life-cycle structural integrity management that focuses on design by considering expected loads, structural failures (yielding, buckling and fatigue), and corrosion addition.
To support such needs of the industry, the shipyards are in constant need of robust, precise metal-forming solutions that can handle heavy loads and deliver accurate control over the forming process.
Himalaya's range of metal forming machines has been a first-choice of shipyards around India for 40+ years. We have closely understood the needs of the industry and have developed advanced design and engineering capabilities at our expansive manufacturing facilities that enable us to deliver efficient and precise solutions to the shipping industry.
Our plate bending machines for ship building are mainly applied in the production of hulls of the ship which is often in circular arc shape. Based on the clients’ requirements, our machines can design either symmetrical or asymmetrical patterns.
Himalaya machines have a robust steel structure made from heavy metal plates, connected to each other by a strong box design chassis with interlocking frames & strengthening ribs. These allow for parallelism of all axes and precise surfaces, as well as longevity and precision.
We design the rolls with optimal diameter and use forged carbon steel rolls machined by high precision CNC lathes. Our rolls have a special spline-based design that is extremely efficient in connecting the rolls with the planetary gear system. Our rolls are also crowned to compensate for roll deflection during the bending process.
Our machines are equipped with a hydraulic system which can work at less than full capacity when jobs less than maximum thickness are rolled. Twin speed operation also reduces the energy consumption up to 50% at slower speeds.
Himalaya Planetary driving system used in our machines is efficient and eliminates energy wastage associated with heavy-transmission systems and yet achieves the goal of speed reduction by increasing the stages in gears and pinions.
The simple yet robust design of our machines also enables ease of operations and faster manufacturing. And our full package of accessories provides quick movement of rolled plates for rolling, welding, and subsequent manufacturing activities. The high construction quality of our machines means that they can work 24 hours a day and are highly reliable with minimum downtime.
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