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Abstract

THREE PAPERS PRESENTED HERE WERE CONCERNED WITH THE REMOTE MAINTENANCE OF TOKAMAK REACTORS. THE FIRST PAPER ON JET REMOTE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM - DISCUSSES DESIGN STANDARDS OF SERVOMANIPULATORS, TRANSPORTERS, SPECIAL TOOLS AND IN-VESSEL INSPECTION. IT CONCLUDES THAT THE PRINCIPLE REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT NOW EXISTS, BUT NEEDS TO BE COMBINED INTO A WORKING SYSTEM. EXTENSIVE TRIALS SHOULD BE DONE TO ESTABLISH HANDLING PROCEDURES. THE SECOND PAPER DISCUSSES THE INTEGRATION, CONTROL AND OPERATION OF JET REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS ARTICULATED BEAM TRANSPORTERS, END-EFFECTORS- LIKE MASCOT SERVOMANIPULATOR, VARIOUS CUTTING AND WELDING TOOLS, AND VIEWING EQUIPMENT IS ACHIEVED BY ADOPTING A LOCAL CONTROL UNIT PHILOSOPHY. THE MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO ALLOW ANY REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT TO BE OPERATED FROM A SINGLE TYPE WORKSTATION. THE FINAL PAPER DEALS WITH THE USE OF TELEOPERATORS AND TRANSPORTERS IN JET: SERVOMANIPULATORS, ARTICULATED BOOM AND CREMEMOUNTED TELESCOPIC ARM. A MICROPROCESSOR BASED DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM ALLOWS SERIAL LINKS AND COMPUTER-AIDED TELEOPERATION FOR DEXTEROUS TASKS LIKE CUTTING/WELDING.

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Authors: JET JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT JET-P(88)-13, 1988, AVAILABILITY: JET, ABINGDON, UK
Record Number: 1989126219700 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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