For the construction of its new surface treatment installation, this world leader active in the civil and military aeronautics markets, entrusted the Industry Sector’s French entity, John Cockerill Sleti, once again with the design, supply, assembly and commissioning of its two new highly automated lines combining Anodic Sulfuric Oxidation (ASO) and Hard Anodic Oxidation (HAO), as well as the related equipment.
The new surface treatment workshop will process aluminum parts for the future “Falcon” and “Rafale” jets, respectively France’s flagship business and fighter jets. An investment that is already taking into account the expected future changes of the European REACH regulations governing the use of chemical substances to better protect human health and the environment.
Located at the Dassault Aviation site in Argonay, in the French department of Haute Savoie, this fully automated facility consists of two lines linked by a wet transfer section, as well as syringe booths and vacuum ovens.
The entire new surface treatment workshop will be controlled by our proprietary CATS© software, designed by the recently acquired French software company Logapro that joined Industry’s Surface Treatment Business Line in September last year. CATS© is to ensure the supervision of the process, allowing in particular the traceability of the various equipment parameters, thus helping clients like Dassault to most efficiently manage and run their equipment over time.