The demand of fulfilling the continually increasing customer
requirements forces suppliers to always improve their system
solutions to be state of the art.
The discussed Pulse Motion Assembly Line for complex 160°
Aircraft Structures features the combined drilling and fastener
installation in 160° closed complex aircraft structures and in
parallel, the use of robots and workers in different cells. The
equipment described herein fulfills high precision manufacturing
under economic constraints using state-of-the-art accuracy
improving realignment methods for robotics.
The system provides ultimate flexibility to handle different
aircraft panels and types.
The paper is intended to describe and focus on the main aspects
of the state-of-the-art technology in automated fastening and
drilling process to meet the important customer production
criteria. Furthermore, it shall explain the integration by
presenting the process with a current example in production.