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BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2015-05-04

The invention relates to a method for checking a rivet (1), the rivet (1) being transported from a rivet filling station (2) along a transporting path (3) in the direction of a riveting machine (4) during operation of the riveting machine (4). The method is characterized in that the rivet (1) is measured on the transporting path (3) for determining a rivet geometry of the rivet (1). The invention similarly relates to a corresponding measuring arrangement for checking a rivet (1).


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2015-04-15

The invention relates to a method for operating an automation arrangement (1), preferably operating an automation cell (1a), having a manipulator (2a, b) and an input/output module (3a, b) for automated production and also a computer apparatus (5), wherein the computer apparatus (5) is used to execute a PLC computer program (6) for providing a programmable logic controller for the input/output module (3a, b), which PLC computer program (6) is communitively connected to the input/output module (3a, b) via a module bus (7) for the purpose of actuating said input/output module. The method is characterized in that the computer apparatus (5) is used to execute a cell control computer program (8) for actuating the PLC computer program (6) via a PLC interface (9) of the PLC computer program (6), in that the cell control computer program (8) provides an NC controller (10) for the manipulator (2a, b) and in that the cell-control computer program (8) is communicatively connected to the manipulator (2a, b) via a network bus (11) for the purpose of actuating said manipulator.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2017-04-26

The invention relates to a production system for producing aircraft structural components, comprising a boring unit (2) for producing bores (3) in a material packet (4) consisting of at least two material layers (4a, 4b) for inserting securing elements, in particular rivet elements, and comprising a measuring unit (5) for ascertaining geometric parameters for a previously produced bore (3). The measuring unit (5) has an electronic measuring system (6) with an optical sensor element (7), an optical measuring system (8), and a measuring lance (9); the measuring unit (5) generates an optical measuring beam (13) in order to ascertain a distance (10) between the measuring lance (9) and a measuring point (11) on the respective bore inner surface (12), said optical measuring beam exiting the measuring lance (9) via the optical measuring system (8) and striking the measuring point (11) on the respective bore inner surface (12); a measuring movement is produced between the measuring lance (9) and the material packet (4) during a measurement cycle; and the measuring unit (5) cyclically ascertains distance values at different measuring points (11) at a sampling rate during the measuring movement, and at least one geometric parameter for the respective bore (3) is ascertained from the distance values.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2017-01-11

The invention relates to an apparatus for producing fiber-reinforced plastic preforms, comprising a feeding arrangement (1) for continuously feeding a non-crimp fabric (2), and a transverse shaping arrangement (3) that includes a draping device (4) for shaping the fed non-crimp fabric (2) into a predefined desired profiled element (5). The apparatus is characterized in that the draping device (4) can be adjusted so as to be able to modify a cross-section of the desired profiled element (5). The invention further relates to a corresponding method for producing fiber-reinforced plastic preforms.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2015-06-18

The invention relates to a manufacturing system for producing airplane structural components, comprising a drilling unit (2) for producing bores (3) in a material assembly (4) made of at least two material plies (4a, 4b) for the purposes of inserting fastening elements, in particular rivet elements, and comprising a measuring unit (5) for ascertaining geometry parameters for a previously produced bore (3). It is proposed that the measuring unit (5) comprises measuring electronics (6) with an optical sensor element (7), a measuring optical unit (8) and a measuring lance (9), that the measuring unit (5) produces an optical measurement beam (13) for ascertaining a distance (10) between the measuring lance (9) and a measurement point (11) on the respective bore inner is surface (12), said optical measurement beam emerging from the measuring lance (9) via the measuring optical unit (8) and being incident on the measurement point (11) on the respective bore inner surface (12), that a measurement movement between measuring lance (9) and material assembly (4) is provided in a measurement cycle and the measuring unit (5) cyclically ascertains distance values to various measurement points (11) at a scanning rate during the measurement movement and ascertains at least one geometry parameter for the respective bore (3) from the distance values.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2017-02-22

The invention relates to a method for operating an automation arrangement (1), preferably an automation cell (la), comprising a manipulator (2a, b) and an input/output module (3a, b) for automated production and a computer device (5), wherein a PLC computer program (6) is configured on the computer device (5) for providing programmable logic control for the input/output module (3a, b), said PLC computer program (6) having a communication connection with the input/output module (3a, b) via a module bus (7) for controlling said input/output module (3a, b). The method is characterized in that a cell control computer program (8) is configured on the computer device (5) for controlling the PLC computer program (6) via a PLC interface (9) of the PLC computer program (6), that the cell control computer program (8) provides an NC control (10) for the manipulator (2a, b), and that the cell control computer program (8) has a communication connection with the manipulator (2a, b) via a network bus (11) for controlling said manipulator (2a, b).


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2017-03-15

The invention relates to a method for checking a rivet (1), wherein the rivet (1) is conveyed from a rivet-filling station (2) along a transport path (3) in the direction of a riveting machine (4) during an operation of the riveting machine (4). The method is characterized in that the rivet (1) is measured on the transport path (3) to determine a geometry of the rivet (1). The invention also relates to a corresponding measuring arrangement for checking a rivet (1).


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2014-07-25

The invention relates to a centring arrangement for a component carrier, in particular for a mounting frame for structural aircraft components, having a centring pin, a centring receptacle for the centring pin, and a rotary drive for rotating the centring pin about a longitudinal axis of the centring pin, so that the centring pin can be brought into centring engagement with the centring receptacle as a result of the rotation. The invention further relates to a method for centring and locking a centring receptacle.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2014-10-13

A fiber laying machine (2) for producing laid fiber scrims has a tool table (23) for positioning a mold (12), said tool table (23) being linearly displaceable in an x direction by means of an x carriage (21) and being pivotable about a vertical pivot axis (25). Arranged above the tool table (23) is a fiber laying head (26) which is linearly displaceable transversely to the x direction by means of a y carriage (28). Since the fiber laying head (26) is linearly displaceable, the arrangement of the tool table (23) on the machine frame (15) is comparatively easy, and so laid fiber scrims are producible quickly and efficiently. In particular, automatic loading and unloading of the tool table (23) is easily possible.


Patent
BROETJE Automation GmbH | Date: 2015-03-06

The invention relates to an apparatus for the production of parisons from fiber-reinforced plastic, having a feed arrangement (1) for the continuous feed of a laid fiber fabric (2) and having a transverse deformation arrangement (3) with a draping apparatus (4) for the deformation of the fed laid fiber fabric (2) to form a predefined nominal profile (5). The apparatus is distinguished by the fact that the draping apparatus (4) is adjustable for a variation of a cross section of the nominal profile (5). The invention also relates to a corresponding method for the production of parisons from fiber-reinforced plastic.

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