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1. (WO2018041881) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING A TUBULAR COMPONENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041881    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/071742
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B23K 7/00
B23K 9/28
B23K 37/02
B23K 37/053
B25J 5/02
Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
Inventors: WANNER, Martin Christoph
HERHOLZ, Hagen
KLÖTZER, Christian
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING A TUBULAR COMPONENT
Abstract:
Described are a system and a method for separating a tubular component, which component is suitable for constructing a supporting structure, in particular in the form of offshore or bridge constructions, and has a longitudinal pipe, pipe ends of which are open on both sides. The system has a mobile transport module, which comprises a receiving platform with a pipe clamping device that can be adapted to a variety of pipe diameters and is designed to receive and stably mount the tubular component in such a way that a first pipe end of the tubular component, the longitudinal pipe axis of which is oriented vertically, can detachably and securely engage the pipe clamping device. The invention further relates to a separating arrangement which is mounted on a supporting structure such that it can be deflected at least vertically, and which comprises a fastening arrangement for detachable, secure joining to that pipe end of a tubular component that faces away from the first pipe end, the tubular component being seated on the transport module and vertically, securely engaging the pipe clamping device, and which provides at least one manipulator unit, which is indirectly or directly mounted on the fastening arrangement and has a freely positionable manipulator end on which a separating tool is mounted, which can be guided relative to the tubular component along a predeterminable trajectory radially outside the tubular component.