The assembly of aircraft structures requires the joining of large and heavy components with the highest precision. In addition, components, some of which are subject to very tight tolerances, must be joined in such a way that the induced forces on the product are minimized.
The EcoPositioner from Broetje-Automation, follows a concept for modular and configurable positioning technology that ensures the highest flexibility and product quality for aircraft structure assembly.
To combine highest quality with an easy-to-use system, Broetje-Automation has developed a fully integrated modular control system. This integrates the measuring system with the central data processing and NC drive controls. Everything is controlled from a central control panel with a state-of-the-art graphical man-machine interface.
The positioning system can be used for various types of structural assembly applications; for example, assembling fuselage sections or joining wings and tails to the fuselage. Based on the two product lines – the horizontal and the vertical EcoPositioner line – and due to Broetje-Automation’s modular strategy, more than 100 000 configurations of positioners can be realized. A solution can be offered for every specific process task.