MTM’s flagship product, the next-generation Mini Flextrack (MiniFT), is a fully modular system that can be loaded with any array of end effectors for drilling all the way to inspection.
The MiniFT also features an onboard controller, internal storage for datasets, full Ethernet and USB data connections, as well as a user-friendly touchscreen pendant.
Mini Flextrack Automation System
- System only uses one vacuum track for easier loading and cost reduction.
- Configurable to any length
- Stiffer vacuum rail to accommodate higher reaction forces
- Six-inch wide vacuum cups for higher reaction forces.
- Integrated vacuum sensors, monitored by machine controller
- Generic X and Y positioning robot
- Modular design: Any array of end effectors can be loaded for different tasks (drilling, inspection, sealing, riveting, fastening, etc.)
- Onboard controller needs no control cabinet and umbilical is very small
- Entire system runs off stand 110V plug-in
- USB and Ethernet connections
- Run from onboard touch screen pendant or remotely from PC
- Increased y-axis travel (eight inches)
- Generic interface allows for different end effectors for varying production capabilities
- Reversible – can be loaded to carriage in either direction
- Light duty (on the right in picture) designed for smaller than 5/16” diameter holes. Uses a pneumatic drill motor with ranges from 20k to 3,500 RPM. Collet interface for tool holders
- Heavy duty (on the left in picture) fully electric spindle for controlled feeds and speeds with HSK 32A tool interface. Up to 7/16” diameter holes in aluminum
Fully Assembled System
HD Mini Flextrack with Temporary Fastener Installation Module
Concept Frame and Wing One-up Drilling
- Application: Frame drilling and wing drilling
- Materials: Gr / Gr or Gr / Ti
- Drill / countersink up to 7/16”-diameter fasteners
- Apply sealant to countersunk hole (method 1)
- Feed lock bolts and hi-locks diameter fasteners
- Adjacent hole clamp-up
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