Because components of ITER fusion reactor may become contaminated should maintain to this as much as possible to remotely take place.

  • Status: Completed
  • From January 2009 until December 2010
  • ITER • Design Project

Because components of fusion reactor ITER be exposed to radiation, and may be with toxic substances (such as tritium and beryllium), contaminated, the maintenance of these components can be found at a distance. Place as much as possible This ‘Remote Handling’ usually takes place using master-slave remote handling techniques. These manipulators, consisting of a pair of robotic arms and a
controller should be, so that positions and forces can be transmitted from operator to setting and vice versa as pure as possible.


Starting point is the proven MASCOT technique, which for over 10 years at full scale remote handling is performed on the JET fusion reactor. The end goal of the project is a single-arm manipulator which can be deployed both master and slave.

Contribution HIT

Go Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT) and Oxford Technologies BV (OTBV) collaborate on the development of a next generation master-slave remote manipulator within the framework of the project DEXTER.