Automatic line for pickling, anodizing and crack detection for aerospace components

Project description

  • Line set-up in 2 lines
  • 3 hoists, 1 cross transfer dry
  • Height adjustable loading station by lifting complete load carriage
  • 5 storage positions
  • Integrated crack detection as darkroom with UV lighting and raised level of automation
  • Flightbars height adjustable during the entire crack detection process
  • Chrome anodizing 3000 Amp, 60 VDC
  • 5-times rinsebath-cascade
  • Special contact support for efficient transfer of electric current
  • Electronic rectifiers watercooled
  • Recovery of chromic acid up to 95 %
  • Bath cooling of chrome acidic anodizing via atmosphäric evaporation (chromic acid evaporation)
  • Exhaust/fresh-air system with heat recovery
  • Frequency converter & positional control for variable drive, lift and brake speeds
  • Air-Jet-Dryer
  • Work baths with automatic airtight lids to reduce heating energy and exhaust air quantity
  • 2 hoists equipped with integrated exhaust system

Control system features

  • Based on Allen Bradley PLC
  • Fully automatic control system
  • Emergency control system in case of PLC failure
  • Hand-held remote module allows manual control of the hoist without interrupting scheduled processes
  • Dip sequences freely programmable
  • On-screen information re production and plant operation
  • Support via modem

Key data

space requirements

35 x 12 x 8 Meter

construction year


inner dimensions (rinsing-tank)

1000 x 3000 x 2000 mm


3 WT/h


Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG

ClientPilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
ProjectAutomatische Beiz-, Anodisier- und Rissprüfanlage für Komponenten der Flugzeugindustrie