ATS and NuScale Power Corporation are set to build and test a prototype for the Module Assembly Equipment-Bolting (MAE-B) system.
ATS Corporation’s (ATS) Industrial Automation business has announced a contract for their nuclear division with NuScale Power Corporation 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.
The MAE-B system includes prototyping the automation technology to be used on the Reactor Flange and Containment Flange tools. Extensive testing will be performed on the system to provide confidence that the technology will operate as intended for the NuScale Power Module™ (NPM).
Narinder Bains, VP of Sales, ATS Industrial Automation Nuclear Division, said
“We are excited to provide advanced automation that will be needed for NuScale’s first SMR plant. SMR technology has the potential to provide flexible, scalable, and carbon-free energy to the grid. Together with NuScale, ATS Industrial Automation is working to advance a new generation of nuclear technology as part of a green energy future.”
The prototype, which will serve as a proof-of-concept system, will be assembled and tested at an ATS facility in Wixom, Michigan.
ATS Industrial Automation delivers proven automated tooling solutions, concurrent engineering, and digital twin technology for nuclear refurbishment, decommissioning, and small modular nuclear reactors. The company specializes in solving the most complex nuclear automation challenges with innovation, ingenuity, and experience.
About ATS Corporation
ATS Corporation is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, transportation, consumer products, and energy. Founded in 1978, ATS employs over 6,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company’s common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATS. Visit the Company’s website at www.atsautomation.com.