Kits Ensure Correct Fastener Selection

June 2009
Assembly;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p26
The article focuses on the use of a trolley tray fastener knitting system from Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) by Airbus for its A230 aircraft final-assembly plant in Tianjin, China. It is said that the tray allows operators to quickly locate parts they need for the fuselage and wing joint area. The system features a color-coding system to prevent errors in the process and selects fastener grip lenghts. AFS also manufactures fasteners and installation equipment for the commercial transportation, aerospace and automotive industries.


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