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Collaborative OWA robots for drilling and fasteners insertion in assembly lines

CORDIAL

Collaborative OWA robots for drilling and fasteners insertion in assembly lines

Call for proposal: 
H2020-CS2-CFP03-2016-01
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The overall objective of the CORDIAL project is to develop a new compact drilling and fastening unit for One Way Assembly. The effector has to be used by operator or lightweight industrial robots. Six sub-objectives contribute to achieve such a goal:

  • To define how robots and operators can interact in an OWA cell.
  • To evaluate a typical assembly layout and endeavour new OWA opportunities and risks assessment.
  • To develop compact automated effector(s) for drilling, fastening and counteracting
  • To establish a test plan according to requirements for commercial aircraft structures.
  • To demonstrate the technology, realize specimens and test the proof of concept under real conditions.
  • To disseminate the results widely to maximise the impacts of the CORDIAL project.

To complete the project, the capabilities of the partners include:

  • SONACA Engineering, industrialization, qualifying and manufacturing means for small subassemblies such as slats of landing gear doors, including composite manufacturing.
  • AEROSPLINE innovative engineering in robotics and drilling and fastening effectors. Including innovative fastener with sealant feeding, which permits to simplify and lighten any effector.
  • XLIM Advanced sensor vision technologies using small size vision sensors and capable of multiple information computation: coordinate positioning, centring, normality, hole and fastener quality.

The CORDIAL project is perfectly in line with the Clean Sky 2 objectives since it will contribute to develop eco-friendly processes (reduction of the impacts on health, creation of sustainable capabilities), to demonstrate new technologies (human/robot close collaboration in the aeronautics, new structures design), improve the European competitiveness (lighten the assembly process, cost reduction and shorten time-to-market) and create market opportunities (technology transfers, innovation stimulation and attraction of elite in Europe) and new skilled jobs like cobotics engineering.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Aerospline

Address: 
32 ALLEE DES CIGALES
33160 SAINT AUBIN DE MEDOC
France
EU Contribution: 
€346,569
Partner Organisations: 

Societe Nationale De Construction Aerospatiale Sonaca Sa

Address: 
Route Nationale Cinq
6041 Gosselies
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€82,500

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Address: 
3 rue Michel-Ange
75794 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€70,400
Technologies: 
Development phase: