A major remote applications client required our help designing and manufacturing a guiding system to help with the engineering of their products.

Using our years of expertise, we were able to design a custom guiding system that helped to improve productivity and accuracy during production. The mock-up Dummy Test Blanket Module (Dummy TBM-MU) and the mock-up TBM Frame that we delivered to our client were identical to the actual frames that will be in use within a fusion reactor, both in terms of relevant geometry and mass.

Made of carbon steel plates and weighing 8 tonnes, the Dummy TBM-MU needed to be lifted from and lowered into the mock-up TBM frame – this is a distance of 2.4m, with only a 6mm clearance around the edges. Repeatedly controlling the position of such a heavy object with millimetric accuracy is a major challenge, made no easier by the fact that its centre of gravity could be shifted.

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