A Flexible Lateral Seam Riveting System for Circular Aircraft Structures 902040
The need for a flexible and automated seam riveting system has opened the door for a new approach to machine design. The Flexible Lateral Seam Riveting system (FLSR) proposed by Gemcor will be able to automatically, under CNC and tracer control, rivet both lateral and radial joints without the use of dedicated and fixed machine track systems. The FLSR system is adaptable to a wide range of part diameters and configurations with lengths up to 10m (394 inches). Applications include aircraft fuselage sections as well as any other circular section which is assembled with rivets or other standard aerospace fastener systems including interference fit type.