Many Motorsport based simulation platforms employ a traditional six legged Stewart platform (or hexapod). This device is mechanically simple and provide a strong and robust platform.
However, hexapods have limited linear translations. Extended linear travel, in particular in the surge and sway axes, provide maximum realism to the driver providing maximum vestibular stimulation
Heason’s motion engineering experts engaged with the customer’s extensive simulation expertise to provide a six degree of freedom motion platform with over a metre of travel in surge and sway. Constructed from standard industrial actuators (more normally employed in more mundane factory automation applications), coupled with an innovative welded aluminium frame, the resulting platform offers staggering motion performance in a compact design less than 400mm in height.