Safe & precise handling systems

CNIM Systèmes industriels designs and manufactures secure handling systems adapted to the most constrained and severe environment. We are a partner of choice delivering complex and specific handling systems for critical packages such as nuclear fuel.

Our teams put their electromechanics and control command skills to the service of workers' safety. Our handling systems are remotely operated. They can be used in hot cells.

Spent fuel transfer system in power plant

CNIM Systèmes Industriels offers very precise and secure handling systems for critical packages, from their design to their commissioning. Our handling systems meet the stringent regulatory and safety requirements of the nuclear sector.

We have a strong experience in the handling of spent fuel, upstream or downstream of the cycle. CNIM Systèmes Industriels currently equips 23 power stations in France and internationally.

Photo: Spent Fuel Cask Transfer Facility (SFCTF).
19 units delivered to Nuclear Power Plants in France (EDF), China (CGNPC) and Finland (AREVA)

Find out about the China EPR project

Heavy and precise handling system

For the construction of the fusion reactor of the ITER project, CNIM Systèmes Industriels designs and manufactures non-standard handling systems to position pieces weighing several tons to the millimeter. In May 2020, one of the tools was used to balance the ITER cryostat base, the heaviest piece of ITER (1250 tons), during its handling and final positioning in the tokamak.

Watch the video of ITER cryostat base handling operation

Cutting-edge critical containers and vacuum vessels

Our expertise in safe handling systems goes hand in hand with our offer of specialized and classified equipment such as sensitive object containers and vacuum vessels. We are committed to delivering the highest quality specialized containers and pressure equipment, achieving very high performance, to secure critical packages and high value-added material flows.

Large in size, under pressure, and possibly having a complex geometry, our equipment meets the most stringent requirements of nuclear environment (RCCM, CODAP, OHA, ASME, ESPN...). They are made of very high performance materials (AG3NET, aluminum, stainless steel, duplex...).


ESPN component for Jules Horowitz core reactor _ CNIM Systèmes Industriels

Photo : components of Jules Horowitz' core reactor


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