Special

From Concept To Completion

Astech has extensive experience of special manipulators for both production outage and decommissioning applications. Techniques including remote handling, advanced manipulator control, data processing, vision analysis and tool change play a big part in this type of application. Combined with the harsh, potentially active environment in which the equipment must operate these applications require an experienced, specialist and professional supplier. Over 60% of Astech engineering staff have nuclear experience, totalling in excess of 95 man years experience within the industry.

One of Astech's niches is its advanced software applications development group. This group has extensive experience in the development of complex control system solutions for real-time

applications. We have expertise in inverse kinematic modelling, vision systems and real time resolved motion joystick control. Astech implement solutions using conventional PLC technology, industrial PC and VME environments. This puts Astech in a unique position to deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to meet your exact requirements.

The nuclear industry requires both "thoroughbred" and "agricultural" manipulators to fulfill its varied requirements. Astech has experience with a breadth of solutions, from high-precision clean robotics to hydraulic based, heavy duty decommissioning equipment.