New vision system augments remote-handling operations

14 September 2018

FRIB’s remote-handling system allows maintenance on equipment difficult to handle in person. The remote-handling vision system permits FRIB staff to remotely conduct such maintenance.

The vision system is a collection of video cameras that can pan, tilt, and zoom as needed. The cameras can show multiple or single views and record the footage. The system lets the operator work from a separate room that contains the controls. The operator can remotely maneuver the crane to remove equipment from the beamline.

The design allows flexibility for alterations in the future. As operators train and the vision system is in use, FRIB can change it as needed.