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Standing shoulder to shoulder, two Sector Sub-Assembly tools will suspend the vacuum vessel sectors from the top while carefully positioning and installing—via the rotary motion of the "wings"—the vacuum vessel thermal shielding and two toroidal field coils.
13 November 2014Download
The in-pit assembly tool is made up of a central tower and a series of beams. This tool will support the vacuum vessel sub-assemblies and align them while the vacuum vessel is assembled.
06 October 2014Download
In their tandem configuration of two trolleys carrying two 375-tonne cranes respectively, the ITER bridge cranes will be capable of lifting loads of up to 1,500 tonnes.Download
Most of the ITER components with large diameters, like the poloidal field coils or the cryostat segments, will be handled by the synchronous use of four universal lifting beams connected to as many 375 tonne crane hooks.Download
Each vacuum vessel port component is assembled and aligned by the dedicated assembly tools, equipped with high-precision hydraulic units and motors.Download
This 22-metre-high Sub-Assembly Tool will assemble components weighing a combined mass of 1,250 tonnes: one 40° vacuum vessel sector; two toroidal field coils; and thermal shields. Most of specialized purpose-built tooling for ITER assembly will be supplied by Korea, as part of its procurement commitments to ITER.Download
Appropriately termed the "upending" tool, this specialized tool will lift the 40° vacuum vessel sectors from the as-delivered horizontal orientation to vertical orientation for sub-assembly with two toroidal field coils and thermal shields. This tool will also be used to upend toroidal field coils.Download
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