The JET experience with remote handling equipment and future prospectsFunded under: FP1-FUSION 9C
The commissioning and testing of numerous pieces of equipment are now in progress at JET. These include two microprocessor controlled force feedback MASCOT IV servomanipulators and other computer aids to improve the man-machine interface. 32 toroidal limiters and 8 radio frequency antennae have been installed using the in-vessel transporter under direct visual control. Diagnostics parts and water pipes were aligned, cut and welded using remote handling tools inside the vessel hands-on. Work is in progress on the ex-vessel transporter, a low-level transporter, and the replacement of the neutral injector sources. Bench tests on flanges, heating jackets and connectors will identify necessary refinements. The possibility of image processing for collision avoidance is being studied.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(89)64 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 198910844 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en