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Title: REMOTELY OPERATED MANIPULATOR

A manipulator is described for performing, within an entirely enclosed cell containling radioactive materials, various mechanical operations. A rod with flexible fingers is encompassed by a tubular sleeve shorter than the rod. Relative movement between the rod and sleeve causes the fingers to open and close. This relative movement is effected by relative movement of permanent magnets in magnetic coupling relation to magnetic followers affixed to the ends of the rod and sleeve. The rod and its sleeve may be moved as a unit axially or may be rotated by means of the magnetic couplings. The manipulator is enclosed within a tubular member which is flexibly sealed to an opening in the cell. (AEC)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4021697
Report Number(s):
US 2996330
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; FLUXES; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; MECHANICS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVITY; REMOTE HANDLING; RODS; ROTATION; SEALS; TUBES