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Diehl Aerospace Expands Quality Testing Capacity With 2F-85 Adaptive Grippers and an FT 300 Force Torque Sensor


Diehl Aerospace manufactures computer systems for the Airbus A350 XWB. With orders for this aircraft in full swing, the production capacity of the quality testing department needed to increase quickly. Management faced a choice between adding an expensive, permanent night shift, delaying deliveries, or implementing automation.


Diehl Aerospace chose a Universal Robots UR10 robotic arm equipped with a pair of Robotiq 2F-85 Adaptive Grippers and an FT 300 Force Torque Sensor to automate the computer’s final acceptance test. The robot is responsible for precisely inserting the fragile computer case into the testing hardware, wherein every electrical interface, input, output, and sensor is double-checked.

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By the numbers
Diehl earned an ROI within a year with a reliable, flexible solution.
Two Diehl staff members attended Universal Robots training and were then able to train the rest of their colleagues themselves.
night shift dropped
Diehl finally put an end to its costly, hard-to-fill night shift position and employees were glad to return to day shifts only.

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