Our audio visual exploration of Meggitt throughout the decades.
Meggitt M4 - Our vision for end to end manufacture
Tomorrow’s factories will be intelligent and highly responsive. Smart components will find their own way to becoming products using the Internet of Things to talk to machines and people. Meggitt is leading the way in aerospace, exploring Industry 4.0 with a ground-breaking combination of smart tools and big data...
CLAAW ® (Closed Loop Adaptive Assembly Workbench) is one element.
Its smart workbench, part of a wider ‘Meggitt Modular Modifiable Manufacturing’ concept known as M4, will enable operators to build a wider variety of components in each factory, maximising state-of-the-art equipment, integrating new technologies when they come on stream and improving the way we manufacture our products. The aim is a substantive leap in output, quality, repeatability and traceability.
CLAAW incorporates technologies designed to make operator's jobs more efficient, leaving them doing what they do best: assembling intricate products.
• laser and video guides showing operators which parts to pick, place and fit in sequence
• built-in cameras connecting operators to experts for training and problem-solving in real time
• cameras keeping detailed records throughout assembly, enhancing traceability and capturing ideas for improvement
Research continues into integrating future technologies such as machine vision and smart glasses.
Supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield UK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, UK, in partnership with IBM.
Find out more at www.meggitt.com/m4
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems - UK Operations
Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets.
Some 11,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East. Meggitt’s civil aerospace presence covers large commercial transports, regional aircraft, business jets, helicopters and general aviation.
Its defence markets cover all military aircraft types, land systems, naval platforms and aerial, land-based and marine threat simulation training and weapons systems development. The firearms element of this capability extends into law enforcement and security organisations.
The group’s growing presence in energy is driven by our core fluid controls, heat management and sensing and monitoring capabilities, many of which are deployed to help reduce the maintenance costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions of industrial gas and steam turbines. – less