the swiss company ruag space ag is a supplier of space products and the world’s leading supplier of composite technology payload fairings and structures for launcher vehicles. new production sites have been established in emmen (ch) and decatur (usa). ariane 5, ariane 6 short and long and vega payload fairings are produced there.
most of the production plants in switzerland and two plants in decatur are equipped with electrical engineering from mrm². at the emmen production site there is a laying table for fibre mats, two plants for equipping fairing half-shells and a highly complex, fully automated plant for processing the fairing half-shells, the horizontal integration station. 17 synchronously running axes, repetitive accuracies of 0.02mm over a length of 26m, tool changing systems including program management, further synchronously running and externally monitored drive systems, multi-user operable visualizations and highly networked different systems. all systems are developed and programmed on the codesys software platform.