A motion platform is an electromechanical system designed for simulation applications. They are composed of a base where motors and control box are placed, and a superior platform, on which the simulation cabin or seat is fitted.Motion Platforms can be of 2DOF, 3DOF or 6DOF (Degrees Of Freedom), and are designed to withstand constant loads, which depending on the features of the platform, can vary from 120 kg up to 3000 Kg.
For their connection to a simulation system, each platform incorporates an Ethernet port through which positioning orders are received in real time.
The platform incorporates also an E-PORT through which alarms and warnings systems can be governed, which will ensure safety protocols of the Simulator.
The platform incorporates a port of emergency (E-STOP) through which systems of alarms and warnings can be governed, ensuring security protocols aboard the Simulator. It also incorporates an interrupting remote system. This ensures both the own platform security as well as the security of user aboard it.
Communication with the platform is via ETHERNET. It will be necessary to create a local network dedicated for communication between HOST on which to run the application and motion platform, so are received, in real time, orders of positioning.
Motion platforms are controlled from a computer through UDP/IP. Each platform has its IP address. A libreria.dll is provided for communication with the motion platform. This allows the basic and necessary operational with motion platforms.
Simumak motion platforms are designed to meet a wide diversity of demand, especially in motion simulation applications, either private or commercial use.
Some of the most common applications include heavy machinery simulators, mining; automotive simulation such as cars, trucks, formula1; flight simulators; arcade applications, amusement and recreational sectors and research sectors.