Broetje-Automation GmbH, a German aviation equipment manufacturer and wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Electric (上海电气, 601727.SH), recently confirmed the delivery of two heavy robots for acceptance to Gulfstream in the United States.
These two robots, called Power RACe No.9 and No.10, are often used in the assembly of airplane wings.
Shanghai Electric Group, a state-owned conglomerate providing industrial and energy equipment, said in a company statement that to date Broetje-Automation has delivered 10 Power RACe robots to Gulfstream.
According to the website of Broetje-Automation, Power RACe (Robot Assembly Cell) is a highly flexible robotic system specifically designed for the needs of the aerospace industry for high rigidity and precision.
Power RACe can reduce the time for drilling by half and enhance the airplane wing’s overall performance by 40%.
Broetje-Automation’s technical prowess in this domain has put it in the league of the industry’s top-tier players, said the statement from its parent Shanghai Electric.
In the past, Broetje-Automation not just delivered its Power RACe robots to Airbus for airplane manufacturing, but also to European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the production of Ariane rocket series.
Shanghai Electric acquired a 100% stake in Broetje-Automation for HK$1.7 billion ($219.19 million), Reuters reported on August 15, 2016.