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Industry Hints & Tips

Jul. 12, 2015

Bug-O Systems products are well known in serving many industries such as shipbuilding, fabrication and transportation. What you may not be aware of is that our products are often used in nontraditional industries such as decommissioning projects, thermal spray and waterjet cutting. Whether you are a Distributor or an end user, we want to encourage out of the box thinking when it comes to finding the right fit for the automation of Bug-O’s welding and cutting machines. Listed below are examples of both current and nontraditional industries that we serve as well as additional detail regarding the nontraditional industries.


Current Industries Served


Plate Fabrication
Tank Fabrication
Pressure Vessel Welding
Structural Fabrication

Nontraditional Industries


Decommission Projects
Waterjet Cutting
Educational Centers – Cutting of Coupons
Thermal Spray
Sand Blasting / Surface Preparation
Tie-downs/Anchor Point
Occupational Hazards
Decommission Projects –ships, nuclear power plants etc. removed from active service.
Waterjet Cutting – the use of equipment combined with a jet of water at high velocity and pressure to cut, shape or carve materials.
Educational Centers – utilize equipment in their welding/cutting programs as well as in the cutting of coupons for different purposes.
Thermal Spray – coating processes where metal is melted and applied to a surface, such as overlay.
Sand Blasting – effective way to strip and smooth a surface of a material in preparation to rejuvenate it and make it look new again.
Tie-downs/Anchor Points – used to hold down cargo or equipment during transport.
Occupational Hazards – unfriendly human environments where continuous exposure can result in injury or death.