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Industrial Robot: An International Journal

ISSN: 0143-991X

Online from: 1973

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Cost effective robotics in the nuclear industry

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Title:Cost effective robotics in the nuclear industry
Author(s):David Sands, (ST Robotics, Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
Citation:David Sands, (2006) "Cost effective robotics in the nuclear industry", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 33 Iss: 3, pp.170 - 173
Keywords:Cost effectiveness, Nuclear reactors, Robotics, United Kingdom
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01439910610659079 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – Aims to clarify the use of “nuclear” robots with special reference to one UK contractor (Magnox) and the cost-effectiveness of its decommissioning programme.

Design/methodology/approach – Goes through the protocol of the use of robots in the disposal of contaminated scrap.

Findings – Justifies the use of a built-to-order modular linear (Cartesian) robot system required by Magnox.

Originality/value – Provides valuable advice for handling nuclear materials, especially reactors.

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