FastPlant

Conveyor System

FastPlant is a modular, cost-efficient transport system for assembly lines that enables higher production rates within moving or pulsing line concepts. It is widely used in the aerospace sector for the assembly of aircraft, sections or engines. The system is designed to allow clean floor production concepts. FastPlant possess a lifting unit to guarantee ergonomic working levels for the workers. Specific product adapters can be attached. The specially developed software and monitoring system control the production flow and report actual product data as well as fault history. The modular system is very flexible and can easily be extended or relocated. The standardized modules can integrate media, energy and data connections (if required by the process).

Technical Data

Carrier

  • Total Lifting Weight: max 5,500 kg (12,200 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 2x 4 x 2 m (6x12x6 ft)
  • Vertical Stroke: 2.1m (82.5‘‘) Rotational Accuracy: ±0.5 deg
  • Travel Speed: 1-10 m/min (3-30 ft/min)
  • Positioning Accuracy: ±2 mm (±0.080‘‘)
  • Payload: 3,500 kg (7,714 lbs)
  • Lifting stroke: 2,000 mm

Rotational Unit

  • Rotational Range: ±360°
  • Rotational Speed: max 720°/min
  • Rotational Accuracy: ±0.5 deg
  • Anti-vibration capacity to protect workpieces
A transport system that can be adapted to different material flow layouts and enables the fast transfer of parts and tools.

Adaptive and flexible transportation for different material flow layouts.

Special Features

Production Volume scalability

  • Simple modular units
  • Simulation tools to evaluate variations / alternatives
  • Capability to disassemble and relocate

Product & Location flexibility

  • Simple to extend, to shorten, or to reconfigure the system
  • Multi-programmable carriers (motion & sequence)
  • Self supporting units, no pits, no attachment to building structure
  • Process & Troughput
  • Defined material flow including anticollisionprotection
  • Lead time & WIP reduction
  • Improved workplace organization (tools)
  • High positioning accuracy

Ergonomics

  • Open floor for product accessibility
  • Multi-dimensional adjustment of product (height, rotation)
A component carrier system for the ergonomic assembly of aircraft components and easy transport to the next work station.

Automotive-oriented component carrier system for easy loading, transfer and unloading of components.

Overhead Conveyor System Product Information

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Aircraft Production goes “GREEN” – Broetje-Automation Collaborates with Airbus Aerostructures to Promote Sustainable and Resource-Efficient Production

Broetje-Automation has successfully collaborated with a broad industry consortium to identify ways to reduce the environmental impact of today’s production facilities. The “GREEN” project, a joint initiative of a consortium of partners including OFFIS e.V., DLR e.V., ProIng and Broetje-Automation GmbH under the leadership of AIRBUS Aerostructures, developed measures to reduce the power consumption of old systems by up to 85% in certain areas of application. Overall, especially retrofitting older systems allows significant contributions towards a more sustainable industrial production.