|Aircraft Shimming Operations|
Capacitec Gapman® Gen3 portable non-contact electronic gap tools replaces feeler gauge measurement in aircraft assembly applications at Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and military aircraft such as JSF.
Typical targets are painted metal, aluminum, titanium and composites. Recent trends are heavy use of CFRP to CFRP gaps, difficult to access gaps and measurement of large area designed shim locations requiring multiple sensor configurations.
Structure manufacturers demand time saving efficient gap measurement tools due to heavy order backlogs and high volumes of critical applications such as main wing shimming and fuselage section connections. The Gapman Gen3 and Gapmaster16 multi-sensor arrays reduce shimming production time of 5 to 1 versus feeler gauges and other mechanical solutions.