6-Axis High-Speed Hexapod Motion Simulator Platform
Parallel kinematics provide many advantages in multi-axis applications over conventional stacks of linear and rotary stages. Designed for high dynamics motion & vibration simulations, PI's new H-860KMAG 6-axis hexapod provides extremely smooth, and quiet high-speed motion in six degrees of freedom. |
Voice Coil Linear Motors and Flexure Guides for Reliability and High Speed
The hexapod is driven by non-contact PIMag voice-coil linear motors and guided by frictionless flexures. The absence of conventional bearings based on rolling elements reduces noise, and provides basically unlimited service life because the zero-wear flexures and motors require neither maintenance nor lubricants. Lightweight struts in combination with stiff, zero-play flexure joints provide very fast response with 4g acceleration, operating frequencies up to 100 Hz (small signal), and velocity to 250mm/sec. PI's latest high dynamics Hexapods have been tested to meet the CIPA certification standard for simulating camera shake when taking photographs.
Freely Defineable Trajectory
The 6-axis hexapod motion system is based on a parallel kinematic actuator structure for six degrees of freedom. The used-defined pivot point (center of rotation) can be changed on the fly by one software command for increased versatility. Tracking of pre-defined trajectories, sinusoidal curves, and freely definable paths with high trajectory accuracy can easily be programmed with the included software tools.
Video: High dynamics linear motor hexapod platform in motion
Strong, and Light
Extremely stiff carbon fiber components reduce the inertia and result in a high Eigenfrequency of 200Hz, important for fast response, high operating frequencies, and high throughput motion. The direct-drive hexapod comes with a powerful digital vector motion controller with open software architecture and hexapod-specific software.
Applications of the H-860KMAG Linear Motor Hexapod
Motion simulation, image stabilization test equipment, vibration simulation, precision positioning and alignment of opto-mechanical components
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