THE KUKA ROBOT
A KUKA (R) robot is handling the radioactive targets in the MEDICIS sector 2. This sector includes a rail conveyor system used to send the targets to be irradiated by the 1.4 GeV proton beam into the ISOLDE target area as well as to retrieve them after irradiation.
Shielded and ventilated target storage shelves are present in this sector. They are fully controlled by the robotic system. Access to the MEDICIS frontend is possible from the sector 2.
After irradiation the KUKA (R) robot retrieves the targets, installs them on the MEDICIS frontend, retrieves them after the isotope collection is completed and stores them in the storage shelves. It is the CERN EN-SMM group which controls the robot.