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

Problem

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.

Solution

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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