Airframe

Customize your airframe

To follow through on delivery commitments from full order books airframers need to streamline their manufacturing and assembly processes.  The size of the products and tooling present ergonomic and space claim challenges.  Their values warrant consistent and safe handling.  Necessary manufacturing precision and the unique nature of the tools requires a repeatable, custom solution.  Our custom designs address all of these at once based on the specific needs of each customer in a turn-key solution.

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Custom ASRS

Applications

  • Composite form block storage (frame and structure tools)
  • Composite material storage (pre and post manufacturing)

 

Benefits

  • Minimize space claim
  • Compact storage for tools/products
  • Significantly reduced cycle times
  • Consistent and ergonomic retrieval and storage
  • Precise placements and synchronized motions
  • Extreme Environments (Clean rooms, freezers, auto claves)
    • Seismic Certification capabilities
 

Custom Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs)

Applications

  • Composite form block storage (frame and structure tools)
  • Composite material storage (pre and post manufacturing)

 

Benefits

  • Minimize space claim
  • Compact storage for tools/products
  • Significantly reduced cycle times
  • Consistent and ergonomic retrieval and storage
  • Precise placements and synchronized motions
  • Extreme Environments (Clean rooms, freezers, auto claves)
    • Seismic Certification capabilities
 

Automated Manufacturing

Applications

  • Composite structure assembly
  • Composite structure manufacturing

 

Benefits

  • Reduced cycle times
  • Process control and repeatability
  • Integrated testing/inspection for increased focus on quality
  • Ergonomic handling of the products and tooling
  • Co-location of multiple manufacturing processes in a single, automated workcell
 

Ergonomic Handling

Applications

  • Composite form block handling (frames, stringers, and wing structures)

 

Benefits

  • Safe and repeatable manipulation of valuable tooling and products
  • Reduction in the number of operators required to complete process
 

Partial Client List & Related Literature

Clients

  • Boeing
  • Alliant Techsystems (ATK)
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BAE Boeing Heavy Duty VLMPDF3.77 MB10 Oct, 2013 Download
BAE Boeing Freezer VLMPDF3.58 MB23 Sep, 2013 Download
 

Airframe photos

 

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