Low-cost automation for aircraft assembly
2004 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper solution for low-cost automation of aircraft assembly is presented. The concept of this development is closely related to "Lean Automation", which in this case concerns the use of modern standard equipment such as standard robots, PC-computers and a newlydeveloped spatial sensor system for prec1s1on measurements of positions. The robot is used to perform reconfiguration of tooling modules that arepossible to be configured/reconfigured in six degrees of freedom. A prototype developed as the result of an EU-project called ADFAST* has been evaluated at Linköping University in Sweden. Technical functionality is reported where the robot manages to configure the flexible tooling modules to a total error bellow 50 μm. This paper presents the resu~s on the portion of the project addressing robot, metrology system and tooling.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22547DOI: 10.4271/2004-01-2830Local ID: 1810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22547DiVA: diva2:242860
SAE 2004 Aerospace Manufacturing & Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition, September 21th 2004, St Louis, Missouri, United States