Peck Aircraft Drill
Wing Skin Drilling Safety Improvement
Cynergy Ergonomics Case Study
Aerospace industry operators required a device to assist
operators in the handling and manipulation of Peck drills
during the set-up process for wing skin drilling. Operators
were manually carrying the 45 lb. drills up stepladders and
holding them over their heads while attaching the drills to
the wing skins.
A dual-balance controlled manipulator arm designed to attach
to the wing jig fixture was provided, allowing operators to
raise, lower and position the Peck drills effortlessly.
Three manipulators, mounted at specific locations on the
jig, allow the operators to reach every hole with the drill;
an articulating gimbal at the end of the manipulator allows
the drill to be positioned to the proper angle for
attachment to the wing.
Drill press table lift.