FORERUNNER

FORERUNNER

FORERUNNER is a light mobile manipulator designed to perform PWR steam generator inspections with eddy current probes. It is applicable for vertical and horizontal tube sheet and adjustable for different tube sheet configurations and inner tube diameters.

Key Features

  • integrated machine vision
  • fully automated optimal movement
  • power supply: 110-230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • air supply: 5-8 bar
  • operating voltage: 48 V
  • reaching 197 tubes without repositioning - inspection time reduced
  • working with double guide tubes
  • pneumatically actuated grippers with total loading force 4x1700 N at 5 bar pressure
  • self-leveling function- permanent contact with the tube sheet
  • fail-safe logic
  • a single cable connection
  • air and power hazard proof manual unlocking system for emergency lowering
  • installation/de-installation time less than 4 minutes
  • adjustable for various tube sheet configuration
  • operating on horizontal and vertical tube sheet orientations
  • easy decontamination
  • combined with various modules for steam generator inspection and repair

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