Robots Improve Efficiency and Worker Safety on Transocean Oil Rigs
- Post Date: February 28, 2023
At ARC Specialties we believe it’s important to share with those around us. That’s the purpose of our monthly First Friday event. It’s an opportunity to join us and share SMILES, KNOWLEDGE, FOOD, & MORE.
In this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, Chris Tomlinson, columnist for the Houston Chronicle, stops by H.A.T. Studio to discuss journalism on this installment of Dan’s Business Secrets.
I have worked in manufacturing in Houston, Texas for the last 43 years. I can pick up the phone and get advice, equipment, and referrals if I’m ever in a jam. This cooperation is present even among competitors here in Houston. I love this country!
I have benefited from this open, supportive attitude for my entire career. So I always agree to host tours of ARC Specialties to show others how Dave Hebble conducts research in our lab. William Saxton and the other engineers design our machines. How John Tovar and the machinists make the parts. How Esteban Vazquez and the welders fabricate the machines. How Joe Lopez and the technicians assemble these machines. How Kevin Sevcik and the programmers write the code. And finally, how Nicholas Augustine, John Martin, and the other project managers put it all together.
Yesterday, the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association visited ARC Specialties for lunch and a facility tour. They saw robots working on drill ships, sand screen machines that make 100 welds per second, a mobile welding robot that goes and finds work, ultrasonic inspection robots, and additive manufacturing printing 50 pounds of steel per hour!
If you would like a tour, please contact me.
ARC Specialties thrives on problems. Send us yours.
– Dan Allford
ARC Specialties hosts our First Friday Lunch the first Friday of the month, and if you are in town with extend an invitation to drop by and visit. This month’s event was lead with a presentation from one our programmers, Zachary Freeman, on our 7-axis GTA hot wire cladding system, ARC-5 Infinity.
All of the indicators that I watch are pointing towards a strong year-end and a great 2022. Our backlog is up 5X, we are hiring, and as you can see from the photos below, the ARC Specialties First Friday Lunch is BACK in a big way. Today we had 15 guests from all over the industry, spirits were high, and the conversation was positive.