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Ascent Expands Portfolio with Faster, More Accurate Aerospace Robotics

Ascent Aerospace, a provider of aircraft assembly line integration services, has added Exechon Enterprises LLC's parallel kinematic robots to its portfolio of manufacturing automation solutions. Exechon's Parallel Kinematic Machine (PKM) technology offers the stiffness of a machine tool with the dynamic 5-axis capability of an articulated-arm robot, for faster, more accurate assembly and higher overall equipment effectiveness.

"Exechon's latest innovation, the XMini, is accurate to 30µ, a step-change improvement over existing aerospace robotic solutions, which are limited in stiffness and speed," said a company spokesperson. XMini's rigid PKM technology maintains accuracy to 3G acceleration, for faster cycle times. The light, carbon fiber XMini can be mounted in any orientation, even upside down, for full 5-axis capability. The modular XMini can be taken apart and reassembled inside spaces traditionally inaccessible to machines or people, such as an aircraft wing box.

Ascent Aerospace has entered into a licensing agreement with Exechon Enterprises LLC, a joint-venture company comprising Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National, U.S. global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB. The agreement authorizes Ascent to integrate Exechon's parallel kinematic robots into its automated manufacturing cells.

Ascent Aerospace provides intelligent production tooling and manufacturing automation, along with integration and engineering services, to deliver turn-key assembly lines for aircraft. Ascent works with OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 airframers in the commercial aerospace, business aviation, general aviation, defense and space launch industries.

For more information contact:

Ascent Aerospace

16445 23 Mile Rd.

Macomb, MI 48042


Exechon Enterprises (UAE)

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