Integrated Joining Assembly Cell

IJAC

Preliminary Fuselage Assembly Line

PreFAL

joining

Broetje-Automation offers unique means for the structural assembly of sections, wings and stabilizers at specified positions. The assembly cell for joining components:
Here are our solutions:

Integrated Joining Assembly Cell

IJAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic jack devices for the final assembly of aircraft fuselage

2. Operation

  1. Take up the fuselage for fuselage section in exact defined position
  2. Repeated positioning of the fuselage or fuselage section for the final assembly of the aircraft

Preliminary Fuselage Assembly Line

PreFAL

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of aircraft mega-panels (up to 180 half shells), all riveting operations through the skin, e.g. stringers, doublers, tear strips, shear ties, window frames

2. Features and Equipment

  1. Skin Panel and Frame Riveter
  2. Stationary operator desk
  3. Pre-assembly station
  4. Assembly station
  5. Transfer Car
  6. Flexible or dedicated tooling
  7. Post assembly station
  8. Hoisting/handling system

Cooperating Robots

RACe

Vertical Panel Assembly Cell

Vpac

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

stabilizer

Broetje-Automation has developed unique solutions that are designed specifically for drilling holes and inserting bolts and blind rivets into stabilizers. Productive triad:
Here are our solutions:

Cooperating Robots

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • Assembly of carbon fibre structure
  • Drilling, countersinking and Lockbolt installation

2. Operation

  1. Set reconfigurable tooling with robot (vacuum cups)
  2. Automatic measurement on inner skin (tie/stringer positions)
  3. Clamping, drilling and countersinking. Stack measurement for each hole. Drilling of complete product.
  4. Endeffector change on both sides
  5. Automated fastener selection (AFS)
  6. Automatic bolt insertion (outer skin). Sealant application in countersink.
  7. Automatic collar installation (inner skin) (Fastener type: Lockbolt, pulltype)

Vertical Panel Assembly Cell

Vpac

1. Area of Application

  • The VPAC is developed for automated drilling and lockbolt installation of different aircraft vertical tail planes. A 'linked' light weight gantry system comprised of inner and outer system each equipped with six (6) NC-controlled axes and all electric multi-task endeffectors.

2. Operation

  1. Adjustment of the flexible tooling
  2. Product referencing
  3. Product clamping
  4. Drilling and countersinking
  5. Fastener selection according stack thickness
  6. Fastener and collar feed
  7. Fastener insertion and collar installation
  8. Product unclamping

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

1. Area of Application

  • Closed structure fastening, composite and multi stack capless drilling

2. Operation

  1. NumerationSet-up: CNC-machine positioning
  2. Clamping
  3. Drilling/countersinking: conventional or orbital
  4. Stack measurement: 1 x/fastener cycle
  5. Automated fastener selection (AFS)
  6. Sealant application: in-cycle, shank-direct
  7. Fastener insertion/installation: bolts and blind rivets

CNC-Controlled Riveting System

CCRS

nacelle

We build complete nacelle assembly lines at Broetje-Automation. Enabling you to play a leading role: Will follow shortly

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

pylons

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

Ipac

Multi panel assembly cell

MPAC-LIGHT

Wing Panel Assembly Cell

WPAC

Wing Skin Panel

At Broetje-Automation, we have individual machine solutions for automated riveting of wing skin panels and fuselage box components. Our strong trio:
Here are our solutions:

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

Ipac

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of fuselage skin and wing panels up to 120 up to length 14 m

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of panel
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking
  5. Sealant application
  6. Fastener selection and feeding
  7. Fastener insertion (rivet, slug-rivet, compensator-rivet, Hi-Lok)
  8. Upsetting rivet
  9. Measuring button height
  10. Shaving
  11. Unclamping of workpiece

Multi panel assembly cell

MPAC-LIGHT

1. Area of Application

  • The MPAC Riveter is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft type panels. It is highly flexible with a gantry mast mounted all electric end effector and an independent inner vehicle.

2. Operation

  1. Automated machine positioning / normalizing
  2. Inner and outer tool positioning
  3. Workpiece clamping
  4. Drilling / Countersinking
  5. Sealant injection
  6. Fastener selection
  7. Fastener feed and insert
  8. Workpiece unclamping

Wing Panel Assembly Cell

WPAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic riveting for skin/stringer on aircraft wings

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of the machine (the wing is stationary fixed)
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking
  5. Selecting fastener
  6. Verifying fastener
  7. Feeding/inserting fastener
  8. Upsetting rivet
  9. Shaving rivet
  10. Unclamping of workpiece

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

spars

Broetje-Automation offers automated robot solutions for drilling holes and installing bolts into front and rear wing spars. Available for such orchestration:
Here are our solutions:

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • The RACe FTE is a light weight solution for drilling the outer and middle trailing edge of the twin aisle aircraft. The solution is based on a robot with a high positioning accuracy in conjunction with a multi-function end-effector. The high robot positioning accuracy of 0.01 (0.3 mm) is ensured with a special calibration and compensation developed by Broetje-Automation GmbH.

2. Operation

  1. Load in the work piece with a manual guided vehicle (MGV)
  2. Automated robot positioning
  3. Product referencing
  4. Product clamping
  5. Drilling
  6. Product unclamping

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

flaps

Broetje-Automation builds automated machines and robot cells designed to drill holes and install bolts into the structural elements of flaps. Enabling you to play a leading role:
Here are our solutions:

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • The RACe FTE is a light weight solution for drilling the outer and middle trailing edge of the twin aisle aircraft. The solution is based on a robot with a high positioning accuracy in conjunction with a multi-function end-effector. The high robot positioning accuracy of 0.01 (0.3 mm) is ensured with a special calibration and compensation developed by Broetje-Automation GmbH.

2. Operation

  1. Load in the work piece with a manual guided vehicle (MGV)
  2. Automated robot positioning
  3. Product referencing
  4. Product clamping
  5. Drilling
  6. Product unclamping

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

1. Area of Application

  • Closed structure fastening, composite and multi stack capless drilling

2. Operation

  1. NumerationSet-up: CNC-machine positioning
  2. Clamping
  3. Drilling/countersinking: conventional or orbital
  4. Stack measurement: 1 x/fastener cycle
  5. Automated fastener selection (AFS)
  6. Sealant application: in-cycle, shank-direct
  7. Fastener insertion/installation: bolts and blind rivets

C-Frame Panel Assembly Cell

CPAC

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

IPAC

Multi panel assembly cell

MPAC

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

doors

When it comes to passenger and cargo doors, we at Broetje-Automation, provide our customers with individual riveting solutions not only for door skin panels but for inner door structures and door stops as well. Our reliable ensemble for automated production:
Here are our solutions:

C-Frame Panel Assembly Cell

CPAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of large aircraft panels

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of panel
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking reaming holes, if required
  5. Injecting sealant
  6. Selecting fastener
  7. Feeding/inserting fastener
  8. Upsetting rivet (standard rivet)
  9. Measuring upset head
  10. Unclamping of workpiece

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

IPAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of fuselage skin panels

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of panel
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking
  5. Injecting sealant
  6. Selecting feed
  7. Feeding/inserting fastener
  8. Upsetting rivet
  9. Measuring button head
  10. Fastening collar
  11. Unclamping of workpiece

Multi panel assembly cell

MPAC

1. Area of Application

  • The MPAC Riveter is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft type panels. It is highly flexible with a gantry mast mounted all electric end effector and an independent inner vehicle.

2. Operation

  1. Automated machine positioning / normalizing
  2. Inner and outer tool positioning
  3. Workpiece clamping
  4. Drilling / Countersinking
  5. Sealant injection
  6. Fastener selection
  7. Fastener feed and insert
  8. Workpiece unclamping

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • The RACe Cargo Door Assembly is a light weight solution for drilling and solid rivet installation within the inner structure of cargo doors. The solution is based on a robot with a high positioning accuracy in conjunction with a multi-function endeffector.

2. Operation

  1. Automated robot positioning
  2. Product referencing
  3. Product clamping
  4. Drilling and countersinking
  5. Sealant application
  6. Fastener selection
  7. Fastener feed and insert
  8. Rivet installation
  9. Button height measurement
  10. Product unclamping

Flexible Section Assembly Cell

FLAC

Integrated Section Assembly Cell

ISAC

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

sections

Broetje-Automation offers various solutions for assembling fuselage sections: from mere positioning of main assemblies to fully riveting individual components. Our instrumentation for guaranteed accuracy:
Here are our solutions:

Flexible Section Assembly Cell

FLAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automated aircraft panel positioning and fuselage splicing

2. Operation

  1. Flexible loading of panel to be spliced
  2. Laser measurement of workpiece 'actual' position
  3. NC-controlled positioning correction in the splice position
  4. Semi-automatic drilling and tacking of the longitudinal splice (automated final rivet process in next assembly cell)
  5. Cycle-out transfer of tacked sections

Integrated Section Assembly Cell

ISAC

1. Area of Application

  • The SKIN-BAC-system is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft type barrels. It is highly flexible with a gantry mast mounted all electric end effector and an independent inner vehicle.

2. Operation

  1. Automated machine positioning / normalizing
  2. Inner and outer tool positioning
  3. Workpiece clamping
  4. Drilling / Countersinking
  5. Sealant injection
  6. Fastener selection
  7. Fastener feed and insert Collar feed Collar installation Upset measurement
  8. Workpiece unclamping

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic final assembly cell for Helicopters (360 shells), all riveting operations through the skin in splice areas.

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of fuselage
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking
  5. Applying sealant
  6. Selecting fastener
  7. Feeding/inserting fastener
  8. Installation of blind fastener
  9. Unclamping of workpiece

C-Frame Panel Assembly Cell

CPAC

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

IPAC

Integrated Gantry Riveter

igantry

Multi Panel Assembly Cell

MPAC

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

Preliminary Fuselage Assembly Line

PreFAL

Skin Panels/ Frame Clip

Broetje-Automation produces automated solutions for aircraft skin panels: from riveting individual skin panels and inner structures to automated riveting lines. Our virtuosos for maximum efficiency:
Here are our solutions:

C-Frame Panel Assembly Cell

CPAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of skin fuselage

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of panel
  2. Clamping of workpiece, parallel stack measuring
  3. Drilling holes
  4. Countersinking
  5. Injecting sealant
  6. Fastener feed
  7. Inserting of fastener
  8. Upset of rivet or screwing collars or swage Hucks
  9. Measuring of button (online)
  10. Unclamp of the workpiece

Frame Assembly Cell

FRAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic riveting for frame/shear-tie connections on aircraft panels
  • Automatic assembly of floor structures

2. Operation

  1. Detecting position of component
  2. Drilling hole
  3. Countersinking
  4. Selecting rivet
  5. Feeding/inserting rivet
  6. Upsetting rivet

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

IPAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automated assembly of fuselage skin panels

2. Operation

  1. Panel positioning
  2. Clamping
  3. Precision drilling
  4. Countersinking
  5. Sealant injection
  6. Fastener feed and insertion
  7. Fastener upset
  8. Button head measurement

Integrated Gantry Riveter

igantry

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of aircraft mega-panels, all riveting operations through the skin, e.g. stringers, doublers, tear strips, shear ties, window frames

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of the machine
  2. Positioning of inner and outer tools
  3. Clamping of workpiece
  4. Drilling hole
  5. Countersinking
  6. Injecting sealant
  7. Selecting fastener
  8. Feeding/inserting fastener
  9. Upsetting rivet
  10. Measuring upset head
  11. Unclamping of workpiece

Multi Panel Assembly Cell

MPAC

1. Area of Application

  • The MPAC Riveter is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft type panels. It is highly flexible with a gantry mast mounted all electric end effector and an independent inner vehicle.

2. Operation

  1. Automated machine positioning / normalizing
  2. Inner and outer tool positioning
  3. Workpiece clamping
  4. Drilling / Countersinking
  5. Sealant injection
  6. Fastener selection
  7. Fastener feed and insert
  8. Rivet upset
  9. Upset measurement
  10. Workpiece unclamping

Robot Assembly Cell

RACe

1. Area of Application

  • The Frame Clip Fastening Machine is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft components (Frame, clips, brackets). It is highly flexible with a robot on a X-Rail-system and all electric end effector

2. Operation

  1. Automated machine positioning / referencing
  2. Workpiece clamping
  3. Drilling / Countersinking
  4. Sealant injection
  5. Fastener selection
  6. Fastener feed and insert
  7. Workpiece unclamping

Preliminary Fuselage Assembly Line

PreFAL

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of aircraft mega-panels (up to 180 half shells), all riveting operations through the skin, e.g. stringers, doublers, tear strips, shear ties, window frames

2. Operation

  1. Skin Panel and Frame Riveter
  2. Stationary operator desk
  3. Pre-assembly station
  4. Assembly station
  5. Transfer Car
  6. Flexible or dedicated tooling
  7. Post assembly station
  8. Hoisting/handling system

Integrated Gantry Riveter

ISAC

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

Ipac

ramp

For military freight transporters, Broetje-Automation develops unique solutions for riveting the skin panels of cargo doors and ramps as well as floor panels. Our duo for these types of application:
Here are our solutions:

Integrated Gantry Riveter

ISAC

1. Area of Application

  • Automated assembly of ramp and door of military aircrafts. All drill only, drill and insert and riveting operations through the skin, e.g. stringers, bulkheads, floor planks and webs.

2. Operation

  1. Automated positioning of the machine
  2. Positioning of inner and outer tools
  3. Clamping of workpiece
  4. Drilling hole
  5. Countersinking
  6. Injecting sealant
  7. Selecting fastener
  8. Feeding/inserting fastener (respectively interference fit pins)
  9. Upsetting rivet
  10. Measuring upset head
  11. Unclamping of workpiece

Integrated Panel Assembly Cell

Ipac

1. Area of Application

  • Automatic assembly of fuselage skin and wing panels up to 120 up to length 14 m

2. Operation

  1. Automatic positioning of panel
  2. Clamping of workpiece
  3. Drilling hole
  4. Countersinking
  5. Sealant application
  6. Fastener selection and feeding
  7. Fastener insertion (rivet, slug-rivet, compensator-rivet, Hi-Lok)
  8. Upsetting rivet
  9. Measuring button height
  10. Shaving
  11. Unclamping of workpiece
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