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Multifunctional automation system for Fuselage Assembly Line

Objective

The main objective of MultiFAL project is to design, develop and construct an automated plant system for joining thermoplastic fuselage shells considering three different design use-cases, taking into account the existing assembly plant system at the topic managers’ facility.

MultiFAL will consider automation and virtual commissioning technologies in order to bring both an increase in the assembly process performance and a deep understanding of the relevant factors implementing a full size automated plant following a brownfield approach.
Different assembly approaches and joining process for different use-cases will be considered, taking into account the currently existing double-sided and limited accessibility for full fuselage sections.

As a result, MultiFAL will also facilitate the adaptability of both the robotic machinery and the central control system. Objectives include reducing the commissioning time of automated plant systems up to 20% by the use of virtual commissioning tools, increasing the level of detail for production steps around 25% by implementing interfaces between plant system and production control. Additionally usability and re-utilization of automation systems by development and implementation of standardized interfaces will be enhanced. In the MultiFAL project, lean development approaches will be combined with agile methodologies to develop not only software modules for the simulation but also for the virtual commissioning of the plant system.

Moreover, following results will be achieved:
• End-to-End design approach exploiting model based system-engineering methodologies
• Flexible automated plant system enabling multi use-case coverage

Coordinator

CT INGENIEROS AERONAUTICOS DE AUTOMOCION E INDUSTRIALES SL
Net EU contribution
€ 665 350,00
Address
Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 22 Parque Empresarial La Carpetania La Atalayuela
28906 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 285 150,00

Participants (2)

FFT PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 644 587,00
Address
Schleyerstrasse 1
36041 Fulda

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Region
Kassel Fulda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 704 823,00
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 189 735,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00