MPAC

Multi Panel Assembly Cell

The Multi Panel Assembly Cell (MPAC) is an automated fastening machine for various panel types. The flexible configuration with all-electric end effector and independent inner vehicle enables highest throughput rates and maximum workpiece flexibility.

MPAC systems are ideal for moving lines efficiently utilizing both the rail-based movable gantry system and the moving workpiece. The 10-axes positioner makes the system extremely adaptable. It can be configured with the optional Broetje- Automation Flexible Tooling to allow assembling multiple aicraft panels on one system, e.g. shells, skin panels or wings.

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Technical Data

Riveter

  • Drill speed: 50 – 20.000 rpm
  • Countersink repeatability: ± 0.0006”/ ± 0.015 mm
  • Clamping force: 90 – 675 lbf / 41 – 300 daN
  • Drill spindle feed: up to 300 “/min / 7620 mm/min
  • Material: Al/Ti / optional composite
  • optional 10/32” / 7.9 mm Positioner
  • Upset force: up to 18,000 lbf / 8,000 daN

Positioner

  • Positioning accuracy per axis:
    ± 0.002“ / ± 0.05 mm
  • Work travel:
    X-axis: 1,397.2 inch / 35,488 mm (not limited)
    Y-axis: 244 inch / 6,200 mm
    Z-axis: 129 inch / 3,277 mm
Close-up of the Flexible Tooling unit of the Multi Panel Assembly Cell.

Due to its flexible workpiece capacity the Multi Panel Assembly Cell (MPAC) fastening system is ideally suited for flowline concepts.

Special Features

  • No limitation in workpiece length
  • Easy expandable for future application because of big work envelope
  • All components reachable from floor level => no platforms
  • 180 deg fastening capability
  • All electric fastening system (AEFS)
  • High speed tool changer for drill bits and upper anvils
  • Micro Peck VAD Capability
  • Automated fastener feeding system(AFFS)
  • Siemens NC Controls (10 ea axes for positioner)
  • Minimal Quantity Lubrication System (MQL) / BA Lube
Two trainees looking at the assembly plan of the Multi Panel Assembly Cell (MPAC).

Our trainees work on the machines right from the start, gaining valuable experience in large-scale projects.

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