Aerospace Industry Solutions from Yaskawa Motoman
Aerospace companies have only just begun to automate their manufacturing processes, but the potential for robotic applications is virtually limitless, particularly with painting, welding, material removal and light machining. Each application of paint adds weight to the aircraft, affecting fuel economy and payload. While manually painting large parts can be a challenge - consistent, repeatable robotic finishing can meet aerospace specs, such as ±0.125 mils dry-film thickness control for a part that might be 10 ft high and 40 ft long. Among other applications, reliable Yaskawa Motoman robots are used to paint landing gear for regional jets and aircraft radomes (nose cones).