Material handling for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Material Storage Facility

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This paper will present the design and application of material handling and automation systems currently being developed for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Nuclear Material Storage Facility (NMSF) renovation project. The NMSF is a long-term storage facility for nuclear material in various forms. The material is stored within tubes in a rack called a basket. The material handling equipment range from simple lift assist devices to more sophisticated fully automated robots, and are split into three basic systems: a Vault Automation System, an NDA automation System, and a Drum handling System. The Vault Automation system provides a mechanism to ... continued below

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Pittman, P.; Roybal, J.; Durrer, R. & Gordon, D. April 1, 1999.

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This paper will present the design and application of material handling and automation systems currently being developed for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Nuclear Material Storage Facility (NMSF) renovation project. The NMSF is a long-term storage facility for nuclear material in various forms. The material is stored within tubes in a rack called a basket. The material handling equipment range from simple lift assist devices to more sophisticated fully automated robots, and are split into three basic systems: a Vault Automation System, an NDA automation System, and a Drum handling System. The Vault Automation system provides a mechanism to handle a basket of material cans and to load/unload storage tubes within the material vault. In addition, another robot is provided to load/unload material cans within the baskets. The NDA Automation System provides a mechanism to move material within the small canister NDA laboratory and to load/unload the NDA instruments. The Drum Handling System consists of a series of off the shelf components used to assist in lifting heavy objects such as pallets of material or drums and barrels.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99002194

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  • 8. topical on robotics and remote systems, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 25-29 Apr 1999

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  • Other: DE99002194
  • Report No.: LA-UR--99-725
  • Report No.: CONF-990402--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 334285
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688501

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Pittman, P.; Roybal, J.; Durrer, R. & Gordon, D. Material handling for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Material Storage Facility, article, April 1, 1999; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688501/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.