Center Wing Box Assembly

Center Wing Box Assembly System

Fori designed, built and integrated three custom automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for a U.S. based Defense OEM. The (3) AGVs are utilized for an assembly line for the production of center wing boxes for the F-35 program. A Vehicle Management System (VMS) or Traffic Control system was supplied with the AGV system. The Fori VMS allows for fully automated vehicle movement. It includes a Siemens Safety PLC to communicate with automation equipment, such as riveting machines. The integrated VMS system provides a truly hands-off material handling assembly system.

  • Capacity: 14,000 lbs.
  • Max speed of 100 feet per minute
  • Magnetic bar guidance
  • +/- 5mm positioning repeatability
  • High voltage power supply
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Siemens PLC based control system – no black box
  • Onboard safety scanners & bumpers for collision avoidance and protection