Tecnatom is supplying two new robotic inspection systems for the Airbus production site in Nantes. The first one is already operating at the customer premises and the second has just passed the pre-acceptance tests.
The inspection systems are based on Tecnatom’s TAURUS robotic system, in this case on a base with turning table, in order to facilitate ultrasonic inspection of cylindrical carbon fibre acoustic panels for the A380, A350, A320neo and A330neo aircraft.
The systems use air transmission ultrasonic technology as the panels have a paper core that means it is not possible to use water for ultrasonic transmission.
The systems use Technatom’s GEOLID geometric recognition to identify the components and select the correct file trajectories for the inspection process. It also monitors the position of the workpiece in tooling, and the tooling’s position in the work space to prevent collisions.