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, 2017-05-18

New eMotion 6DOF 14 tonne full-flight simulator platform off to a flying start

Photo: New eMotion 6DOF 14 tonne full-flight simulator platform

Launch of new motion platform from Bosch Rexroth

  • Complete, flexible hardware and software solution
  • ‘Lubricated for life’, low maintenance, long lifetime
  • Designed to enhance aesthetics, efficiency and performance

Bosch Rexroth, the leading company in drive and control solutions, has introduced its first 14,000 kg electro-mechanical motion platform certified for commercial aircraft simulators. A modern, high quality design enables the eMotion-14000 to push the envelope in performance, efficiency and safety. Competitively priced, it also significantly lowers total cost of ownership due to greatly reduced energy usage, low vibration and long lifetime.

Outside and in, the design of the new eMotion-14000 full-flight simulator (FFS) platform has a lot to offer. Following the same lines as the proven eMotion 1500 and 2700 models, its sleek exterior is visually attractive and reflects the high build quality. A complete hardware and software solution, all components are built by Rexroth ensuring the best quality at a competitive price point. The system is level D qualified, so it can be used for pilot training simulators. Knuckles make it easy to link to the customer’s equipment. Also, adapters make it simple to upgrade other systems with the eMotion solution without needing to change the existing design.

The eMotion-14000 is highly energy efficient with actuators that have integrated static load compensation to support up to 80% of the payload. This eliminates the need for extra pneumatic cylinders or separate pressurizer, and reduces energy consumption. Also, with less force on the spindles, there is less wear and tear. Furthermore, gravitational energy of descending loads is stored in capacitors with smart energy exchange allowing other cylinders to use it.

An inline motor construction directly couples the motors to the actuators, minimizing noise and vibration. Self-lubricating spindles and bearings are ‘lubricated for life‘, ensuring the smoothest movement, without re-greasing, during the platform’s entire lifetime of up to 30 years.

The Hypcos control software is rather special too, incorporating several advances in motion cueing together with testing and troubleshooting tools, and special effects. Alternatively, the customer can elect to use their own control software.

Translating instructions from the customer’s host computer, the control software provides optimized motion cueing. This can be tuned to meet the desired pilot or system parameters. However, objective motion cueing – designed in cooperation with legislation institutes – can also be implemented for a more uniform response. This allows limits to be set on the tuneable parameters to ensure standardized simulator operation. So every pilot gets a very similar experience. Care has been taken to make movement smooth and realistic, and the software reduces the effects of reversal bumps and friction.

Built-in safety measures for the eMotion-14000 are the most extensive in the market. Drives are equipped with Bosch Rexroth ‘Safety on Board‘ technology which meets the standards for industrial robotics. Both mechanical and software motion limiting features are utilized and actuators have generous safety zones to absorb energy in case of failure.

“Part of a completely redesigned product family, the eMotion-14000 motion platform delivers high performance across the board, improving specs by some 10% over competitor systems,“ said Hans ten Hagen, Manager Motion Simulation Technology at Bosch Rexroth. “It is the perfect way for us to enter the FFS market, a market that is seeing steady growth now and in the future.“

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Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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