MRISAR's Portable Simulator "Hot Cell Manipulator Workstation" Exhibit
Portable Simulator “Hot Cell Manipulator Work Station” Challenge your skills! Can you insert all four radioactive specimen cylinders into their containers? (This simulator is designed for museum and other educational uses. It is not for use with radioactive materials). This exhibit relates to STEM education.
This exhibit challenges the user's skills to place four specimens into their cylinders and cap them for later experiments and research.
A count down timer display near the control panel challenges your speed and dexterity.
Prior to the timer going off, these theatrical elements will occur:
1- a green light comes on and a vocal recording states your task.
2- a yellow light comes on and a vocal recording states, "Radioactive test materials need to be placed into the storage containers."
3- a vocal recording makes statements about the user's progress.
4- if the user fails to cap off all 4 containers, then the timer will end the session. The voice feedback of the session ends in one of two ways. Either the user is successful and a vocal recording states congratulation; or the user is unsuccessful and the user is thanked for their attempt and asked if they would like to try again to improve their skills.
After the end of a session the cylinders and caps are automatically ejected back onto the activity surface. In real applications Telemanipulators are used in experiments with radioactive materials and with other industrial substances. They are also used in a variety of medical research applications which also use radioactive materials.
Voice recordings can be bilingual. We use Voice Playback technology for this option.
Hot cells are used in nuclear-energy and the nuclear-medicines industries. They are required to protect individuals from radioactive isotopes by providing a safe containment box in which they can control and manipulate the equipment required. Often manipulation is done via Manipulator arms. The main educational focus of this exhibit is to illustrate how manipulators can extend human capabilities to accomplish tasks such as handling waste material, experiments and in certain medical applications.
The exhibit features two electromechanical robotic manipulators that measure approximately 39” long from the tip of the fingers to the base of the shoulder pivot assembly. Each arm has three fingers. The fingers come in either black or white UHMW. Arms have pressure sensitive and end of travel limits, and can adapt to any arrangement of objects stacked in their path. It is made of lightweight 6061 Aluminum. The arms are totally open framed for educational viewing which relates to STEM and based closely on the proportions of an actual human arm. It is especially designed with safety features and force limits. Each arm has five ranges of motion and movement with 3 fingered hands (thumb - hand movement).
The exhibit is designed to be visually stunning, educational and usable by virtually any age of museum visitor. This exhibit is view able from all sides and is framed in with clear unbreakable poly-carbonate, making it ideal for mid floor locations. Each arm is protected by limit controls and spring loaded for shock. The limit controls use simple logic to avoid over travel, as opposed to expensive and hard to repair computer guided systems. The fingers operate by pressing push switches. A joystick is used to operate the wrist, shoulder and elbow ranges of motion. The exhibit is configured as a demonstration to illustrate nuclear application for remote handling robotics. Different types of remote handling robots are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations.
Comes with a complete exhibit including quality built electronic-electromechanical robot arms, fully enclosed exhibit case for the arms, support electronics, visual support materials, maintenance information and schedule, activities and control panel. This is the smaller portable version of our full size Simulator. It is 5’ wide x 6’ deep x 6’ high and is designed to break down into a number of parts for transportation to schools and other facilities. With each main part being able to be carried by two people and assembled back together in a few minutes time. For more information contact us.
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