Automatic vacuum system

[Focus Area]: Digital Industry [Type]: Automation [TRL Level]: 7 [Linked WPs]: 1,2,3,4,5,6 [Linked PIARCHs]: A4,A5
[Innovation areas]: Drill add-on, vacuum support system, tool wear detection, industrial computing pre-integrated architecture
[Potential vertical/horizontal markets]: Industry automation [Potential market entry]: S2 2023 [Re-engineering effort]: 30-40 MM
The use case deals with a specific assembly process on large composite structures for military and civil aircrafts that currently are human driven: one operator drills on one side while another operates a vacuum on the opposite side of the fuselage to vacuum the carbon fiber dust that is produced while drilling.

Objective: move the vacuum automatically to follow precisely the position of the DRILL in order to vacuum the carbon fiber dust without manual intervention.