Large Manipulators for CIM


LAMA - 2280

Keywords large-reach manipulators, actuators, aircraft maintenance, ship cleaning


Start Date: 01-APR-89 / Duration: 48 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to develop a large-reach, high-load manipulator to move workpieces or tools precisely in a programmable task execution mode. Important applications for robotics are foreseen, from workpiece handling in new shop-floor layouts to aircraft maintenance and cleaning ships.

In a first step the relevant sub-systems will be specified based on the results of handling task analysis. The second step is component development, leading to the realisation and demonstration of a prototype.

Progress and Results

From the results the following outcomes and major benefits can be expected:

Exploitation

A range of hardware and software products are expected to be exploited by the project partners as a result of the work. Spin-offs are expected for application to more conventional robot systems and for non-CIM applications.


CONTACT POINT

Dr M.C. Wanner
IPA FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT
Nobelstr. 12
D - 7000 STUTTGART 80
tel: + 49/ 711-970 1129
fax: + 49/ 711-970 1399

Participants

DAIMLER-BENZ AG - D - C
BERTIN & CIE - F - P
FRAUNHOFER-IPK - D - P
MOOG CONTROLS LTD - UK - P
DANSK TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT - DK - P
PUTZMEISTER-WERKE-MASCHINENFABRIK
GMBH - D - P
IPA FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT - D - P
CASA SA - E - P
H.F. JENSEN - DK - A


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LAMA - 2280, December 1993


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