RACe

Robot Assembly Cell

The Robot Assembly Cell (RACe) is a light weight solution for drilling of multi material aircraft parts. The solution is based on a robot with a high positioning accuracy in conjunction with a multi-task end-effector.

The high robot positioning accuracy is ensured with a special calibration and compensation developed by Broetje-Automation. The System provides you with high flexibility  during various industrial applications and reduces the space capacity due to mobile or stationary platform options. 

 

Technical Data

Operational Functions

  •  Automated Robot Positioning
  • Product Referencing
  • Product Clamping
  • Drilling and Countersinking
  • Product Unclamping  

Single-Task End-Effector 

  • Drilling and countersink capability
  • Drill spindle Torque: 10 Nm Spindle speed: 200 -18,000 rpm Drill chuck interface: HSK32E)
  • Chip and dust removal with explosive protection 

Positioner

  • Standard 6-axes robot system
  • Robot equipped with BA accuracy package Robot calibration Dynamic load
    compensation Grid compensation Temperature compensation
  • Robot Positioning accuracy: ±0,3mm
Technical drawing of an agile RACe system.

From the idea to the implementation we accompany the projects with the highest precision and our know-how.

Special Features

  • High speed drill spindle (drilling quality better than H9) 
  • Hole roughness up to Ra 1.6 μm
  • Drill chuck storage with 24 places
  • Product referencing capability to ensure the edge distance to the structure
  • Normality sensors to ensure a perpendicular alignment to the work piece during clamping 
  • Moving of platform by manual operated electric mover
  • Manual fine positioning of platform by index bolts on air cushions supports
  • Safety system with laser scanner
  • The working area is not accessible from the rear side of the platform
  • Robot system is prepared for future extension
  • Control system: Beckhoff or Siemens
Close-up of the rivet end effector of a Robot Assembly Cell

Processes like riveting and the overall technical high-end production lead to a more efficient shopfloor.

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