Today many maintenance depots and specialized paint shops remove paint and coatings from aircraft and helicopters by using methods such as chemical removers, abrasive sanding or plastic media blasting. These methods have in common that they are costly, time consuming, ergonomically unsafe, and produce large amounts of hazardous waste and emissions. Composite structures in new aircraft design will no longer allow the use of chemicals and the application of complex primers. And, coating paint systems will require more accurate and controlled methods that will allow selective removal of layers of paint without damaging the underlying layers.
The Laser Coating removal Robot (LCR) is a state-of-the-art, sustainable, high performance paint stripping solution for all types of commercial and military aircraft & helicopters. LCR is by far the most superior solution among the current and future (planned) methods for ‘stripping/de-painting’ of commercial and military aircraft / helicopters. LCR is the first in the world to develop and implement a robot of this kind with similar performance and economic benefits.
Focus R&D on Robotic MRO Solutions
- Loss of Skilled Personnel Through Retirement
- Continued Pressure on Costs
- Dependency on Labor
Use of Robotic Solutions will lead to:
- Efficiency Improvement
- Less Dependency On Factor Labor
- More Predictability and Quality
- More Flexibility in Planning
- Contribute to Social Responsibility and Sustainability