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Shake Table II XY

Dual-axis motion platform for advanced dynamics experiments

Earthquake Engineering

Combining two single-axis Shake Table II units is a cost-effective method to build a dual-axis motion platform. With this Shake Table II XY configuration, you can explore more advanced dynamics analysis topics, and perform research relating to earthquake loss reduction.

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The Shake Table II XY consists of two single-axis Shake Table II units mounted perpendicularly on top of each other. Each stage can travel ±7.6 cm. Driven by powerful motors, the Shake Table II XY can achieve an acceleration of 2.5 g when loaded with a 7.5 kg mass.

Furthermore, you can use the two Shake Table II from the XY configuration for other setups, i.e., serial and parallel, to support larger loads, or perform experiments with asynchronous excitation signals.

  • Dual-axis operation
  • Multiple setup variations (XY, Bridge Simulation)
  • High-resolution encoders
  • Cost effective
  • Easy integration of user-built structures, third-party sensors and actuators
  • Control using standalone Shake Table software or with QUARC for MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • Supports scaling and playback of earthquake data
  • Integrated safety features and limits
Dimensions (L x W x H) 61 cm x 46 cm x 25.4 cm
Total mass 54.4 kg
Payload area (L x W) 46 cm x 46 cm
Maximum payload at 1 g¹ (X-Axis, bottom) 34.7 kg
Maximum payload at 2.5 g¹ (Y-Axis, top) 7.5 kg
Maximum travel (X and Y) ± 7.62 cm
Operational bandwidth¹ 10 Hz
Maximum velocity (X and Y with 7.5 kg payload)¹ 39.9 cm/s
Maximum acceleration (X-Axis, 34.5 kg payload)¹ 1 g
Maximum acceleration (Y-Axis, 7.5 kg payload)¹ 2.5 g
Lead screw pitch 1.27 cm/rev
Servomotor power 400 W
Amplifier maximum continuous current 12.5 A
Motor maximum torque 7.82 N.m
Lead screw encoder resolution (in quadrature) 8192 counts/rev
Effective stage position resolution (in quadrature) 1.55 μm/count
Accelerometer range ± 49 m/s²
Accelerometer sensitivity 1.0 g/V

¹ Please contact Quanser for full operational bandwidth specifications.

  • Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Bandwidth curves
  • Other control topics

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