The project of automation of the Assembly of parts in carbon of Airbus (FUTURASSY) has passed a new milestone. Kawada Japanese comes to deliver a first copy of its humanoid robot Nextage Spanish factory Puerto Real of Airbus, in Cádiz. This one will be assigned to the Assembly of the rails of the monumental governs the A380 along with the companions because it is a collaborative robot.
Airbus must raise its rates
Alors que ses carnets de commandes sont pleins, Airbus va devoir faire face au ramp-up de ses chaines de montage pour son nouveau A350 et prochainement pour l’A320Neo. Parmi les pistes suivies While its order books are full, Airbus will have to cope with the ramp-up of its chains of mounting for its new A350 and soon for the A320Neo. Among the tracks not followed European industrial robotization. Unlike the automotive industry, aircraft assembly lines are very little robotic. The official release of Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer leads two separate projects. On the one hand the implementation cell Robotics on its channels, the Airbus Standard Robotic Cells in the House jargon. Airbus Puerto RealIn parallel, Airbus explores the trail of cobots, these collaborative robots able to work alongside humans. A few months ago, Airbus announced deploy with cobots in Toulouse, on the Assembly line for the A350, today it is the Spanish Puerto Real plant which has just received its first Nextage, a Japanese humanoid robot designed by Kawada. It will assist the fellow in the Assembly of the A380 carbon derivatives. Airbus did not specify the number of robots ordered to Kawada nor even if other sites of mounting go hired these companions of a new type.
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Source : “Airbus invests in robotics as part of its commitment to innovation”, Airbus Press Release, February 20, 2014