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On Design and Development of Super-FRS main tunnel Remote Handling System Concept

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 17th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 8-11 Oct. 2014, Qingdao
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6078-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Period1/01/00 → …


The Super Fragment Separator (Super-FRS) main tunnel at the Facility of Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) consists of 11 focal planes with vacuum chamber to perform physics experiments. Four of the vacuum chambers at four different focal planes contain activated beamline inserts that requires remote maintenance. The remote maintenance will be performed using automated equipment that can safely conduct remote manipulation on to the activated beamline inserts. In this paper we discuss the conceptual design and development process for the remote handling (RH) system to be used in the Super-FRS main tunnel environment. The RH system for Super-FRS main tunnel is presented here along with conceptual design phase methodology. The main features of the new concept design are to utilize the state of the art of the shelf technologies and products from the industry, which in accordance to Super-FRS needs and requirements to make it more reliable and available during the remote maintenance tasks. The selected design concept are verified with virtual reality simulations and are fulfilling the requirements defined during the concept design phase, including structural, assembly sequence, safety and reliability


  • Super-FRS, beamline inserts, Remote Handling, FAIR, FRAGMENT SEPARATOR FRS, GSI

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