Safe-E-Stop and Wireless Remote Controls Optimize Production Processes


A large aircraft manufacturer.


The aircraft manufacturer utilizes huge conveyors to transport aircraft wings to the proper position. Movements need to be very controlled and coordinated and immediate responsiveness is critical if a
process is getting off track. They are looking for ways to leverage technology innovations to improve safety within their manufacturing process. With robots being used in tandem with a human for certain aspects of the assembly process, the aircraft manufacturer needed a way to communicate to the machine that the process is complete.


Cranes are used to position an intrinsically safe platform in the proper position so that painters can hand paint the aircraft while sitting on the platform. The process is time-consuming and had become a bottleneck in the overall production process. With Cattron’s Remote Controls, painters wear wireless controllers, enabling them to control the platform without having to get up and down during the painting process. This application resulted in a 30% increase in the area that the painters can cover within a certain timeframe.