Assembly Guidance (Chelmsford, Mass., USA) announced on Jan. 27 that it has received a launch order for five seats of Multitasking KitGuide from American GFM (Chesapeake, Va., USA) for a large composite aircraft production program that is increasing its rate. Using LASERGUIDE projectors to indicate the unloading sequence of plies on the cutter table, the new Multitasking KitGuide projects kitting sequences for two parts simultaneously, thus doubling the unloading rate.
“The multitasking feature enables our equipment to meet the increased rate demands of our production program,” reports Frank Elliott, advanced initiatives coordinator for GFM and American GFM organizations.
KitGuide’s simultaneous guidance of two cutter operators also enables a single kit to be unloaded from both sides of the table simultaneously, eliminating the need to get to plies that are out of reach from one side of the table. The plies from each side are combined offline, freeing the table to resume cutting. Each operator also has the option to wear a wireless printer that generates a detailed label to be placed on each ply as it is unloaded from the table.