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710-6 Six Axis Motion Base Platforms
With several different six axis (6dof) motion base platform models choose from, starting at 500 pounds (227 Kgs) and going up to 8000 pounds (1818 Kgs), Servos & Simulation has a wide selection of systems for all types of application. All of our six axis (6dof) motion base platform systems are completely customizable for the customer's application. All systems come with an integrated top platform that can be modified and customized per customer requirements. Adding seats, cockpits, cabins, or equipment? Let us know and we can make the top pre-drilled for your item or make the cockpit, cabin, and seats!
Designed typically for military, commercial, and entertainment applications, the six axis (6dof) motion platform systems are fully electric, digitally controlled, and are virtually maintenance-free. Highly efficient and with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry, these systems will provide decades of worry-free service. Clean and environmentally green, these systems are highly reliable, safe, and have a proven design. With a completely sealed design, these systems can be operated in the most abusive and harshest conditions.
The 500 lbs and under six axis bases are single/dual rider systems meant for gaming rides, car simulators, seat shakers, virtual reality entertainment, or other small testing applications. The 1,000 lbs six axis bases are designed for rides accommodating 1-4 people near the center of the base. The 2,000 lb. or larger payload six axis bases are designed to accommodate the top with several seats, including the walkway (typically a 4’ x 6’ top – other are available as are custom tops). The 4500 and 8000 lb. six axis motion base platform systems can be used for large scale entertainment rides and FAA level D Full-Flight Simulators. Your imagination is the limit!
Other combinations of strokes and payloads can be accommodated at an additional cost based on the contract.
Six Axis (6DOF) Motion Base Platform - Basics
A six axis motion base platform has the following axes: roll, pitch, heave, yaw, surge, and sway.
All motion base platforms are servo-controlled... which means that there is a closed feedback loop between the motor and the motor controller (drive amplifier). When the system receives a signal from either the computer or an analog control voltage, the motor moves in relation to the input signal (typically ±7.5v). If it receives a negative voltage, the crank on the motor moves down; a positive voltage, the crank moves up. There are no encoders, no limits, or stop for the upper and lower positions as there are in linear systems as none is required.
What is Included?
All motion base platform systems come with integrated electronics installed in COTS rack mount chassis which makes for ease of installation. Up to 50' of cables are included to interface the electronics to the motion base. Hubbell standard 220VAC plug, mating input connector, and generic system manual are included. Integrated safety braking system and e-stop integration are standard for every system. A standard system manual (ICD and maintenance) with a full drawing set is included. All systems come with a full one year warranty and lifetime email/phone technical support. For more information on our warranty, please click here. Extended warranties are available.
Axis Layouts for Rotation for a Motion Base Platform
Mechanicals and Dynamics:
|Payload Specification||250 Kgs or 550 Lbs||500 Kgs to 1100 Lbs||1000 Kgs or 2200 Lbs||2000 Kgs or 4400 Lbs||3628 Kgs or 8000 Lbs|
|Standard Top Dimensions (customizable)||304mm (12" sq) triangle||660mm x 914mm (26" x 36")||660mm x 914mm (26" x 36")||contract dependent||contract dependent|
|Bottom Dimensions for floor loading||711mm sq (28" sq.)||2133mm (84") circular footprint||2133mm (84") circular footprint||contract dependent||contract dependent|
|Standard Height (customizable)||482mm (19")||812mm (32")||812mm (32")||contract dependent||1828mm (72")|
|Vertical Translation (Heave)||±50mm (±2")||±100mm (±4")||±100mm (±4")||±200mm (±8")||762mm (30") total|
|Standard Angularity (customizable)||±10 degrees (not-modifiable)||±20 degrees (up to ±32 degrees)||±20 degrees (up to ±32 degrees)||±20 degrees (up to ±32 degrees)||±20 degrees (up to ±32 degrees)|
|Standard Velocity (customizable)||±60 deg/sec||±100 deg/sec||±100 deg/sec||±100 deg/sec||±100 deg/sec|
|Standard Acceleration (customizable)||±100 deg/sec/sec||±100 deg/sec/sec||±100 deg/sec/sec||±100 deg/sec/sec||±100 deg/sec/sec|
|Standard Vertical Velocity (customizable)||±10" /sec||±10" /sec||±10" /sec||±10" /sec||±10" /sec|
|Standard Vertical Acceleration (customizable)||0.75g||0.75g||0.75g||0.75g||0.75g|
|Center of Gravity (overhung loads can be accommodated)||center of top||center of top||center of top||center of top||center of top|
With several different six axis (6dof) motion base platform models choose from, starting at 500 pounds (227 Kgs) and going up to s come with the computer standard.
Raspberry Pi and Phidgets– Since the motion base platform systems are controlled with an analog signal, they can be controlled with either a Raspberry Pi with a DAC installed or with a Phidget card such as the 1002_0B or OUT1002_0. With this option, enthusiasts with home-brewed flight simulators can interface the motion base platform systems to Prepar3d, Flight Simulator Steam, or X-Plane.
Measurement Computing– all of Measurement Computing ±10VDC analog output devices will work with any of the motion base platform systems. Please check with our engineering department to get the fast one available so that the motion base platform performance is not hindered.
The customer is more than welcome to choose their own interface. We are here to help with engineering and advice where and when you need it.
Standard power requirements are 220VAC with other optional voltages available. The motion platforms are completely electric and environmentally green. The smaller bases can be configured to run from a standard 120 volt, 20 amp circuit with the use of a transformer (customer may purchase the transformer or we can provide at an additional cost). The mid-size bases (1,000 to 4,000 lbs) require 220 volt, either single phase or three phase and the largest bases (6,000 lbs and up) requiring from 220 to 440 volts AC, three phase. We can wire the system per customer specific electrical requirements.