The aviation industry is highly technological and innovative with extremely detailed specified requirements in the manufacture of the aircraft and its components.
Initial components are numerous and they have a high degree of complexity. Furthermore, great flexibility is needed to quickly switch production to new models. Transport systems with airframe conveyors must be space efficient, able to integrate with mounting machines and communicate with machines such as robots, screwdrivers and superior process systems.
Like other modern industries, the conveyor solutions should also be clean, quiet and ergonomic to meet both human and technical needs and requirements. With the OCS patented overhead conveyors – built on friction instead of space-intensive and inflexible chain or the more expensive EMS Electric Monorail system – all the requirements are achieved to be lean, clean & green.
Of course, we also offer traditional floor conveyors for handling pieceware.
The conveyor system transports the pylons weighing up to 1200 kg and between 4 and 6 meters long, automatically at a height of 5.5 meters. The pylons are lowered and discharged onto the respective assembly station, after which the product carrier rises to retrieve a new pylon. The four assembly lines together have a total of 42 product fixtures. OCS has been responsible from design and manufacturing to the implementation of ready-made assembly lines.
OCS 500 system installed at KLM catering center at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The system consists of powered and manual lanes with product carriers for carts used in the aircraft. The product carrier is automatically transported from station to station where the operator loads carts into the product carrier. Along the system, the operators continue to fill up with more products (food, drinks, etc.) in the carts. The product carrier can rotate to 180 degrees and holds a total of 6 carts.
Internal transport of engine parts
Internal transport systems for aircraft engine spare parts.
Assembly line for aileron
OCS 500 system for assembling aileron to Airbus airplanes. The system consists of driven loops to which workstations and buffer areas are connected. With the help of the unique product carriers, the operator can raise, lower and rotate the aileron to have an ergonomic environment during assembly.
Assembly and transport of components for aircraft
OCS 500 system for transporting C-rib and Lever (aircraft components) between assembly stations and NC machines. In 16 assembly stations, components are loaded into a Jig, which is then transported into the NC machine and then back to the respective assembly station. The transport takes place at 6 meters height and laterally with an OCS transport truck. Up and down movement is controlled by frequency controlled hoist and the maximum load is 1500 kg.