In the shipbuilding industry, namely for the production of large deck sections, welding units for stiffening profiles to be welded onto the shipbuilding sections are required. It is necessary to remove the rolling edges first, so that these shipbuilding sections can be welded on utilizing modern joining techniques such as laser or laser-hybrid welding.
For this purpose, Graebener has developed special profile milling machines. The difference between these profile milling machines and the plate edge milling machines is that the work piece is moved and only the milling head rotates.
Profile milling machines are used in the steel industry, for example for the profiling of sections, slabs, etc.