OC Robotics has recently completed a contract with Comau Pico Inc. investigating the use of snake-arm robots for aerospace coating applications.
Currently, standard industrial robots are used to coat the surfaces of separate parts of a structure before it is assembled. These robots are not able to reach the most awkward areas of the assembly.
OC Robotics has designed a snake-arm robot flexible enough to reach into the assembled structure to apply a uniform coating, increasing production rates.
Snake-arm robots also offer great potential for improved access in all areas of automotive and aerospace assembly and maintenance such as assembly tasks within a wing box and in situ engine inspection.
Thursday, December 15, 2005