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Nuclear reactor components and systems must operate in a wet environment. To have confidence that new tooling systems will operate as expected, they should be tested and verified in a submerged environment. Potential problems can be quickly identified and systems modified before the tooling ever enters your nuclear facility.
ATS Industrial Automation has extensive experience designing, developing, testing, and delivering automation solutions for nuclear refurbishment, decommissioning, and new reactor projects. Our North American design and submerged system testing facility features multiple pools to accommodate the testing of small and large equipment underwater. Our integrated approach provides greater flexibility for real-time system modifications and hands-on training without impacting project schedules or budgets.
with large, deep water pools for testing of full-sized automation or cutting equipment.
of automated systems within the same facility to minimize shipping.
safely while performing submerged testing.
on how to install and operate equipment underwater.
Every testing project is unique. Allow us to listen to your challenges and share how automation can launch your project on time.
ATS Industrial Automation’s submerged system testing facility is unique in the industry. Our large, deep water pools use modular construction and can be built around the equipment. Water is pumped into the pool, simulating the actual environment, and later drained into a secondary tank. With fast water draw-down times, our design team can easily access the dry pool and make system modifications onsite without requiring cranes to move large, complex equipment. This improves overall worker safety and streamlines the testing process.
Accommodate multiple projects using a choice of underwater pools and sizes.
Create high fidelity mockup testing environments.
Leading experts in nuclear and automation onsite to optimize tooling and processes.
Comprehensive training of equipment in submerged environment replicating real life operating conditions.
18ft (4.5m) deep in height x 28ft (8.5m) in diameter
4ft (1.2m) deep in height x 8 ft (2.4m) in diameter.
3-level mezzanine for multiple viewing opportunities.
Space for manufacturing, testing, and a training center.
Perform testing before tooling goes into the field.
Build and test in one facility.
Make real-time modifications during testing.
Avoid the expense of shipping equipment to secondary facilities.
Workforce training ensures a prepared team to install and maintain equipment.
Limited crane use reduces risk to workers and testing equipment.
“We pride ourselves on being A Generation Ahead by Design… One of those needs is decommissioning, which requires the best people, planning, processes and equipment. We chose ATS to assist us because of their demonstrated nuclear industry expertise and technology, and their ability to develop a low-risk, innovative and modular solution.”
Holtec’s Senior Vice President of Operations.
CPG brands can profitably reshore with agile, high-speed automation. Digital automation enables brands to reduce development time and time to market.
A major e-commerce retailer was looking to finalize their prototype packaging machine and deploy these machines into production scale across their global fulfillment centers.
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2022 saw 66 EV platforms launched, and will double by 2024. The battery design is increasingly essential to the platform’s success, yet design changes are happening much further in the development process. Cell, Module, and Pack Testing solutions must be fast and support different form factors within the same line. But too often, companies move serial to solve the various battery form factors and specs. Multiple lines are inefficient, with a significantly larger footprint.
Tackling the battery revolution while ensuring product quality is challenging. Battery testing is not as simple as just “testing a battery.” Form factors, design elements, and systems change – they’re not fixed in time, and EV is just one battery application. Battery testing extends to power, grid storage, and more.
It’s an exciting time to be involved in the electrification industry. Tackling the battery revolution, from design to manufacturing is not an easy task. Simply stacking batteries is not a model that can scale. There are form factors and design elements that are not fixed in time, presenting significant hurdles. A scalable, modular approach with the right partner is critical for success.
The past two years have severely strained the global supply chain. Short-term fixes are no longer enough; reshoring assembly is now viable and profitable. Consumer Packaged Goods brands can now control and meet regional demand with agile and digital high-speed assembly.
Manual operation for decommissioning and refurbishment projects is not ideal due to high exposure rates and compromised safety; innovation through automation is required. Automation is not only possible but dramatically reduces downtime.
Consumer and industrial products can be assembled in the USA. In this highly interactive presentation, you will learn how Symphoni™, a high-speed, flexible assembly platform, is ideal for fast-moving assembly of small parts. Using real examples, understand the benefits and trade-offs of using Symphoni™ vs. traditional high speed assembly approaches.
It’s an exciting time to be involved in the automotive manufacturing industry. A revolution of electrification is underway, but there is a growing hurdle for OEMs to meet capacity demand and manage the evolution of technology changes that are coinciding. Learn how ATS Industrial Automation continues to be the partner of choice for EV battery module assembly and testing.
EV Battery Modules are evolving at a rapid pace. Chemistry, packaging, welding, material handling, software, and more make managing and testing EV batteries complex. Efficient battery testing must also evolve to support the growing demand and technology advances. Flexibility, modularity must be built-in, and the industry approach to battery module testing needs to shift its approach dramatically.
Watch Reuters’ FREE webinar “Addressing the Battery Module Challenges” on-demand as we discuss the complex game of EV battery module packs and automotive battery assembly systems. Watch this Free webinar to learn why many battery projects fail, where the EV battery market is going and why it is crucial to choose your partner now to ensure your future success.
ATS Industrial Automation has announced a contract to supply the semi-automated tooling for fuel channel installation for Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project.
ATS Industrial Automation announced a collaboration agreement to provide its expertise in tooling delivery to automate the deployment of Viridian Consulting’s ViridiScope® system for high radiation areas.
ATS Corporation’s (ATS) Industrial Automation business has announced a contract for their nuclear division with NuScale Power Corporation (NYSE:SMR) to build and test a prototype for the Module Assembly Equipment-Bolting (MAE-B) system, a critical part of the NuScale VOYGR™ small modular reactor (SMR) power plant.
ATS Corporation is pleased to share that its Industrial Automation business received the prestigious Innovation Award at the 2022 OCNI Annual General Meeting & Supplier Excellence Awards. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) recognized ATS Industrial Automation for developing groundbreaking technology to fully automate the installation and inspection of Calandria Tubes in collaboration with Bruce Power in support of its CANDU nuclear refurbishment project. This new class of automation technology developed by ATS Industrial Automation delivers significant critical path savings while reducing worker radiation exposure.