Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-3915
2007-09-17

Automated Riveting Cell for A320 Wing Panels with Improved Throughput and Reliability (SA2) 2007-01-3915

A new Low-Voltage Electromagnetic Riveting (LVER) machine has entered service at the Airbus UK wing factory in Broughton, Wales, in an assembly workcell for A320 family wing panels. The machine is based on existing Electroimpact technology but incorporates numerous design modifications to process tools, fastener feed hardware, machine structure and the control system. In the first months of production these modifications have demonstrated clear improvements in fastener installation cycle times and machine reliability.

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