Year of manufacture: 2016
Customer: JSC FCNRS (NFC Logistics), Moskow, Russia
The manipulator is a part of the equipment to unload propulsion reactor SFAs stored at the Lepse service ship.
The manipulator performs the following operations in the confined space of the Lepse storage tanks:
- aligning with an SFA top nozzle in the storage tank,
- gripping the SFA by the top nozzle or by the top of the SFA suspension,
- releasing the SFA in the storage tank,
- lifting and holding the SFA.
The manipulator drives enable vertical rotation and movement, horizontal rotation of the jaws, and the jaws closing/opening. A TV camera on the manipulator rod monitors the SFA gripping. The control system remotely controls the operation of the drives. Manual override devices are provided for the electric drives.
A lifting beam and a rotary frame are designed to transport and store the SFA manipulator.
Specifications of the SFA manipulator:
|Overall dimensions (L×W×H)||650×524×5695 mm|
|Service area diameter||535 mm|
|SFA release force||not more than 5 kN|
|Grapple rotation angle around vertical axis||360 degrees|
|Grapple rotation angle around horizontal axis||90 degrees|
|Grapple linear movement speed||up to 1 m/min|
|Safety class||3 to NP-022-2000|
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