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Automation Assisted Layup Cell

  • Integrates multiple functions in one easy-to-use WinCC-based HMI on a single screen
    • Tool Positioning
    • Laser Projection (Aligned Vision) coordinated with motion axes
    • Ply Backing Accountability
    • Workorder/recipe management
    • Straightforward recipe generation and navigation
    • Integration with Manufacturing Information Systems
  • Accommodates combined tooling+component mass up to 250 lbs (115 kg)
  • Positions tooling for optimal ergonomics
  • Lab scale checks ply backing mass; HMI compares with recipe
  • Laser safety scanner underneath tool mounting platen
  • Custom tool positioning mechanism
    • Three Allen-Bradley servo motor axes; Two rotary and one linear (a, c, Z)
    • Precision gearbox, slewring, ballscrew, and profile rails
    • Simple Allen-Bradley PLC platform
  • Cell design can be tailored to specific tool and component requirements