| Milledgeville, GA |

Applications

  • Routing and drilling

  • Inspection


System
Configuration

  • Two five-axis router gantries

  • 10' x 100' CNA POGO flexible tooling system with three production cells
    - 1320 pockets
    - Total 880 POGO actuators


Parts

  • Fuselage panels

  • Doors

  • Window belts


Aircraft

  • 747

  • C-17


Results

  • Eliminated design and fabrication of 91 fixtures for $5.1M savings

  • Reduced skin panel inventory by 50%

  • Reduced tool storage space by 30,000 SF

  • Reduced production space 45,000 SF

  • Reduced ship-set cycle time by five days

  • Operating 7 days x 22.5 hours for 18 months

  • Supported production rate of 5.5 ship sets per month for 747

  • Scrap rate reduced to 0.7%

  • System uptime on POGOs @ 97% since installation

  • Operation with third cell of POGOs @ over five ship sets/month

  • Improved hole tolerance to 0.007"

  • Improved trim tolerance to 0.015"

  • Eliminated secondary inspection process

  • Over 20,000 panels produced as of February 2001

  • Implemented C-17 program within few months

  • Reusable on future programs