Kuka Fiber Placement Tool

  • Used in a Kuka robotic work cell for various aircraft programs. The work cell's primary function is to assist with fabrication of composite fiber aircraft parts.
  • Key elements and features include a Kuka robot, a custom end effector, and the controller shown. The controller allows the operator to manipulate the robot and the end effector which heats and dispenses the fiber material onto a uniquely contoured mold. The Kuka robot determines where the fiber is located and dispensed.
  • Our scope included controls engineering, hardware fabrication, and support for on-site testing of the completed system.

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