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


A large aircraft manufacturer.


The aircraft manufacturer utilizes giant conveyors to transport aircraft wings to the proper position. Movements need to be controlled and coordinated, and immediate responsiveness is critical if a
process gets off track. They are looking for ways to leverage technology innovations to improve safety within their manufacturing process. With robots being used with humans for certain aspects of the assembly process, the aircraft manufacturer needed a way to communicate to the machine that the process was 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 has become a bottleneck in the production process. With Cattron’s Remote Controls, painters wear wireless controllers, enabling them to control the platform without getting up and down during the painting process. This application resulted in a 30% increase in the area the painters can cover within a specific timeframe.