Capable of reading CAD data, profiling the surface, and automatically generating an appropriate gripper configuration.
This product is able to form composite plies into double curvature surfaces making it ideal for laying up fuselage sections, wing skins or engine nacelles. It is perfectly able to achieve concave, convex and omega profiles.
FibreFORM® is a Loop Technology patented designed system, containing an array of fixed pitch grippers which can be manipulated so as to generate a double curvature surface whilst the whole time staying perpendicular to the ply surface throughout.
It is a scalable system allowing it to be optimised for a given deposition activity, and can be deployed on a robot or gantry system.
|Overall Footprint (X/Y)||1,600mm x 550 – 20,150mm|
|Pickable Area||1,500mm x 400 – 20,000mm|
|Surface Complexity||Fifth order polynomial in X and Y directions|
|Minimum Segment Radius||200mm|
|X Gripper Density: (minimum 3)||Mod (Pickable Length / 160) + 1|
|Y Gripper Density: (maximum 10)||Mod (Pickable width / 160) + 1|
|Number of Grippers||X Gripper density x Y Gripper density|
|Gripper Technology||40mm vacuum others available by request|
|Positional Repeatability||< +/- 1mm|
|Total Mass (per 3×10 module)||200kg including support frame|
|Operational Plane||Horizontal (normal operation)
Vertical, Inverted (application specific)