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1. (WO1998013169) ASSEMBLY TOWER

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/013169    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/016776
Publication Date: Apr 2, 1998 International Filing Date: Sep 22, 1997
IPC: B23P 19/04
B64F 5/00
B66F 11/04
Applicants: McDONNELL DOUGLAS COPRORATION
Inventors: SARH, Branko
Title: ASSEMBLY TOWER
Abstract:
The present invention provides an assembly tower (12) for use with an assembly jig (14) having a tower guidance apparatus. The assembly tower (12) includes a base (36), a platform (64) coupled to the base (36) for movement relative thereto, drive mechanisms (38, 58) for moving the base (36) relative to the ground and for moving the platform (64) relative to the base (36) in response to selected control signals.