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Linear motion technology in the aerospace industry

01 July 2019

The need to automate has never been more apparent with manufacturers under pressure to increase output, lower costs and improve quality. There are now very few areas where automation cannot contribute greatly to improving efficiency – including the aerospace industry.

HepcoMotion is well versed working in the aerospace industry. HepcoMotion’s V based linear rail and slide systems are used extensively in the aerospace industry, typically to move and position large structures, or as guidance for handling fixtures. The precision ground running surfaces provide a low friction, surprisingly rigid solution delivering accurate movement with longevity. 

The use of robots in the aerospace industry for high volume, repetitive tasks has been gathering pace in recent years as the installed costs reduce. Within Hepco’s product range there are several options to actuate robots depending on weight, duty cycle and speed requirements. Graham Bramley, Sales Director at HepcoMotion says, “There are lots of repetitive tasks in the aerospace industry. Having an automated process for tasks such as welding, and deburring achieves new levels of repeatability and improves the quality and consistency by eliminating human subjectivity.”

Read the full article in the July issue of DPA

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