All Brown Aerospace drilling systems are designed to meet the torque, thrust, and speed requirements necessary for precision-drilled holes and best-in-class countersink depth control. This is achieved with new technology even if the aerostructure is not is in theoretical true engineering position (for example, OML movement during drilling operation).
We cover the universal range of fastener types for the insertion and fastening process including Centrix, rivet, one-sided rivet, HiLock, Hilite, and Composilock applications. As options, we provide torque monitoring, and fastener installation quality verification.
We provide sealant application to the hole, the fastener shank, or the fastener head. Our equipment can integrate with shuttle transfer injection for inserting pre-sealed fasteners. Moreover, the feeder systems can provide sealed fasteners.
Our infinitely programmable end-effector force application for multiple stack drilling also supports the management of temporary fasteners for adjacent clamp drilling and countersink operations.
We provide multi-function process heads capable of drilling, countersinking, inspection, sealing, insertion and fastening during the clamping process.
We use a variety of probing technologies in order to tailor the technology to the application. We are capable of measuring countersink, hole diameter, cylindricity, normality, surface reference, and stack measurement.
We have a wide breadth of vision applications and technologies, among them 3D optical profilometry, 2D area scanner, and line scanner. Our technologies perform pattern analysis, part identification, quality metrology, LASER projection and triangulation, and alignment of machine to workpiece. Measurement and verification processes include hole and countersink inspection, fastener inspection, and sealant application inspection.
Our normality controls include non-contact optical measurement, contact with a compliant tip, or a rigid tip, as suited to the application requirements.