Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-1339
2019-03-19

Automated Surface Preparation of Embraer's Commercial Jet Fuselage for Painting Process 2019-01-1339

Automated Surface Preparation of Embraer’s Commercial Jet Fuselage for Painting Process Abstract The surface preparation of the fuselage prior to painting is largely done manually in the Aerospace Industry; utilizing scrubbers, sanders, chemicals, and man-lifts resulting in safety and ergonomic issues without delivering a consistent result. The automation of the process employing robots, vision systems, machine movers, and automated process equipment provided the following benefits: • Improved Safety and Ergonomics o Reduced exposure to hazardous materials and working conditions • Improved Consistency and Quality • Improved Production Capabilities and Reduced Labor Costs • Reduced Material Usage o Less weight o Lower environmental risks o Lower cost The paper will describe the equipment used and the process changes required to automate the surface preparation process, then discuss the benefits that were realized.

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