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Automated manufacturing of large composites utilizing a process orchestration system

Frommel, Christoph and Krebs, Florian and Haase, Tobias and Vistein, Michael and Schuster, Alfons and Larsen, Lars-Christian and Körber, Marian Karl and Malecha, Marcin and Kupke, Michael (2021) Automated manufacturing of large composites utilizing a process orchestration system. 30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 15.-18. Juni 2021, Athen, Griechenland.

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Abstract

The benefits of composite materials in aerospace applications are their low weight and high mechanical properties. The downsides are mainlyeconomical due to high material costs and complex manufacturing processes. Since material costs are decreasing slowly the approach of reducingcomposite part costs is to automate the manufacturing process.In earlier studies an automated preforming process for a rear pressure bulkhead was established. However, the sub processes of cutting, transport,fixation, gripping, draping and quality assurance were triggered manually as well as the storage of process data and quality assurance measure-ments. In this work the system was further enhanced with the help of a process orchestration system and several databases. The system triggers theindividual processes and monitors the status of execution. Process parameters, execution state, sensor data and quality assurance measurementswere stored automatically in a database. In this paper the design and execution of the system, interfaces for sub process integration and changesin robot cell configuration and safety are described.With these improvements a monitored, reproducible and automated system could be established and tested on the draping of reinforcementplies for a rear pressure bulkhead

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/137286/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Automated manufacturing of large composites utilizing a process orchestration system
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Frommel, ChristophChristoph.Frommel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3717-1087
Krebs, FlorianFlorian.Krebs (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6033-801X
Haase, TobiasTobias.Haase (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Vistein, MichaelMichael.Vistein (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6998-0017
Schuster, AlfonsAlfons.Schuster (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7444-366X
Larsen, Lars-Christianlars-christian.larsen (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4450-8581
Körber, Marian KarlMarian.Koerber (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0109-8102
Malecha, MarcinMarcin.Malecha (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kupke, MichaelMichael.Kupke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Large Composite Manufacturing; Process Orchestration System; Automated Composite Preformin
Event Title:30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Event Location:Athen, Griechenland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15.-18. Juni 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Automation and Production Technology
Deposited By: Frommel, Christoph
Deposited On:09 Nov 2020 17:58
Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 17:58

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