Our automated solutions

AUTOMATED
HONEYCOMB POTTING

Our Automated Honeycomb Potting system automatically applies potting material for local reinforcements in honeycomb sandwich panels. It saves labour cost, is more accurate and has a seamless automated workflow, from design to automated manufacturing.

'Our Automated Honeycomb Potting system is designed to fill honeycomb blanks efficiently and accurately with potting compounds via a robotised platform. Where one traditionally applies the potting material manually or via a mechanised system in the aerospace industry, this new system is fully automated and digital.'

- Marcus Kremers, CTO Airborne

Automated Honeycomb Potting

The system is offered in three sizes:


Working Bee: our smallest solution. This honeycomb potting robot-cell is suitable for small spaces up to 25m2and flat honeycomb blanks.

Bumble Bee: our midrange solution. This medium robot-cell is suitable for spaces up to 44m2and flat honeycomb blanks as well as curved once.

Honey Bee: our largest solution, suitable for large honeycomb blanks, flat and curved, and will require a floor space of some 85m2.

Advantages

  • Small footprint, easy to use, plug & play
  • Automated work-flow
  • Filling program based on CAD-data

Technical specifications

  • Honeycomb blanks up to 4000 x 3000 mm
  • Blank thicknesses tested up to 27 mm
  • Dosing speed up to 300 ml/min
  • Robot trajectory speed up to 65 mm/sec

Material specifications

  • Honeycomb blanks (Nomex)
  • Several potting compounds