Thursday, April 30, 2009

FATRONIK-Tecnalia Robot Wins International Strategic Manufacturing Award 2008

A robot developed by FATRONIK-Tecnalia’s Industrial Systems Unit for the aeronautical company Airbus España has been declared the winner, out of more than 100 companies from all over the world, of the prestigious international Strategic Manufacturing Awards 2008, within the Innovation category. In its decision, the jury highlighted the robot’s innovative conception and, in particular, its mobility for working with large-sized elements, such as those to be found in the aeronautical industry, although it can be applied within other sectors. The prize-winning machine, known as “ROPTALMU”, consists of a light portable robot whose purpose is to drill holes with a high degree of precision in large aeronautical components, such as aircraft wing spars, during the assembly stage. The FATRONIK-Tecnalia representative responsible for collecting the award was… View this post

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