Kuka showcases robotics for nuclear plant clean up

KUKA Systems UK has showcased its developments in robotic solutions for radioactive waste clearance to organisations tasked with cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear plant.

The company took part in an international forum and exhibition at Iwaki which was organised by the Japanese government to bring together specialists from the nuclear decommissioning industry.

Representatives from Kuka also attended an event at the British Embassy in Tokyo to promote the latest automated technologies that can help solve the problems caused by the 2011 meltdown disaster.

These included Kuka’s joystick control unit, which allows an operator to use a robot remotely in manual or automated mode for complex tasks such as nuclear waste retrieval, sorting and levelling.

John Dilworth, Kuka UK’s nuclear decommissioning sales and projects manager commented: “The damage to the plant as a result of the earthquake and tsunami means there is a huge requirement for remotely operated equipment for decontamination and waste clearance tasks.”

Kuka Systems www.kuka-systems.co.uk

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