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Title: Robotics at Savannah River site: activity report

The objectives of the Robotics Technology Group at the Savannah River Laboratory are to employ modern industrial robots and to develop unique automation and robotic systems to enhance process operations at the Savannah River site (SRP and SRL). The incentives are to improve safety, reduce personnel radiation exposure, improve product quality and productivity, and to reduce operating costs. During the past year robotic systems have been installed to fill chemical dilution vials in a SRP laboratory at 772-F and remove radioactive waste materials in the SRL Californium Production Facility at 773-A. A robotic system to lubricate an extrusion press has been developed and demonstrated in the SRL robotics laboratory and is scheduled for installation at the 321-M fuel fabrication area. A mobile robot was employed by SRP for a radiation monitoring task at a waste tank top in H-Area. Several other robots are installed in the SRL robotics laboratories and application development programs are underway. The status of these applications is presented in this report.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6312466
Report Number(s):
DPST-84-736
ON: DE85003657
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ROBOTS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; OPERATING COST; PRODUCTIVITY; QUALITY CONTROL; SAFETY; CONTROL; COST; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 420200* -- Engineering-- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques