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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.


Product Details

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

To complete your Shake Table II XY workstation, you need two Shake Table II units, and additional components that are sold separately:

For Simulink

  • QUARC add-on for MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • 2x Quanser AMPAQ-PWM amplifier
  • One of the following DAQ device options:
    • 2x Quanser Q8-USB
    • 2x Quanser QPIDe

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