Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse, Liebherr’s centre of excellence for air administration techniques, has put into operation a brand new excessive capability 5-axis machining centre that includes a rotary pallet loading system.
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik, Liebherr’s heart of excellence for gear expertise and automation techniques, provided the robotic. This innovation permits Liebherr-Aerospace to strengthen and modernise its manufacturing capacities and opens the door for Liebherr-Verzahntechnik to enter the aerospace market.
The machining centre includes a six-wheel instrument journal, which incorporates 363 reducing instruments. It’s outfitted with a 52 kW/430 Nm milling spindle that may rotate at 12,000 rpm. As well as, an IoT connector bundle permits real-time monitoring of the tools and distant upkeep. The rotary loading system can raise as much as 1.5 tons and shops as much as 15 work items in its cell.
The completely different modes of management guarantee autonomy and adaptability in manufacturing. Ready occasions are thus considerably decreased and Liebherr-Aerospace can reply and adapt higher to future market calls for. As a person/machine interface, this new system may also facilitate the work of operators by refocusing them on excessive value-added duties.
“Through the pre-investment session phases, the mixing of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik in our undertaking had a number of benefits when it comes to expertise and synergy potential inside the Liebherr Group,” defined Mathieu Oulié, strategies engineer at Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse. “From the design section to the entry-into-service, the mutual belief and communication have been the principle drivers for achievement. Having Liebherr-Verzahntechnik as an industrial associate permits us to constantly enhance the reliability of our manufacturing means and to ensure finest efficiency. Due to the pliability and configuration of this robotic, we will meet the brand new necessities of our prospects and guarantee future will increase in manufacturing price.”
“For Liebherr-Verzahntechnik, it was necessary to have the ability to provide an answer tailor-made to one of many particular wants of the aerospace market,” added Charles Mannocci, nation supervisor automation techniques at Liebherr-Verzahntechnik. “Based mostly on the RLS 1500, now we have built-in a particular pallet gripping system enabling to protect the precise pallets (zero level system) already utilized by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse, whereas permitting the next load capability and a bigger dimension. The entire Liebherr Group advantages from this “win-win” cooperation between our two divisions, enhancing the productiveness of 1 and permitting entry to a brand new marketplace for the opposite.”