The manual sealing process of aircraft structures is a time consuming task which requires absolute precision and quality. Broetje-Automation has successfully developed market-ready industrial technology to meet the high standards of the sealing process with automated systems.
Automatic sealing increases productivity, quality and consistency. The application is executed by standard industrial robots or based on a modular cobot integration, modified to a high precision manufacturing system by specially developed software of Broetje-Automation. The flexible control system and variable applicator heads allow the sealing of diverse, even most inaccessible aircraft parts, while maintaining and monitoring the quality of the applications with our peripheral systems. The newly designed end-effector is capable to provide both, catridge application and mixing of two-component sealings in process in order to replace expensive pre-mixed sealants.
Broetje-Automation GmbH has delivered its highly innovative STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement Robot to the Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH (An Airbus Company) in Stade, Germany. This advanced and automated fiber deposition system will be used in conjunction with the CTC and Airbus teams to create ecologically efficient and innovative composite structures, in support of a more sustainable future of mobility.
The vertical integration of future-oriented technologies and sustainable interconnections in the Factory of the Future are the topics of the “Vertical E2E” research project led by Premium AEROTEC, which was launched in 2022. The first results have now been presented on 25.01.2023 at the Technology Day in the Varel Technology Centre.