Manipulators for Special Applications

Manipulator for Nuclear Fusion Plant
JET, Culham, UK)
The T elescoping A rticulated R emote M anipulator (TARM) was designed and supplied by Babcock Noell Nuclear for the fusion experiement JET (Joint European Torus).

The TARM is equipped with 38 degrees of freedom due to the extremely complex work environment in the JET fusion system. The remote control is done with a special control panel, connected with a hierarchically- graduated computer control (multi-processor system) for a multi-axis manipulator (Master-Slave) or automatic operation as multi-axle axis robot with 38 axes.

The TARM can be used both hanging from an industrial crane, as well as stationary on a scaffold.

Technical Data:

Total weight: 40,000 kg
Main rotational support: 270
Crane capacity: 6,000 kg / 250 kg
Travel-vertical telescope: 11.8 m
Travel-horizontal telescope: 3.8 m
Total range: 12 m
Rotary motors in the vertical telescope: 16,000 Nm / 505
Reproducibility: 1 mm
Materials used: Steel /Aluminum /
Stainless Steel
Controlled by a multi-processor system
Operated by Lap-Tops with 2 Joysticks


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