Motion platform
Motion platform

Premium class position measurement for dynamics and safety

Intelligent hydraulic cylinders with integrated position measurement systems form the core of motion platforms, which play an important role in industry and research. Whether for the development of new vehicles, training for pilots, shipping or medical technology – the cylinders, with their position measurement systems, guarantee dynamic control and, in particular, safe operation of the platforms in a wide variety of research areas. Balluff Micropulse magnetostrictive linear position sensors are ideally suited for integration into hydraulic cylinders.

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Application examples

  • Automatic tilt control on passanger train cars

    Reach destinations faster and more safely

    The solution

    To reduce the travel time and increase cornering speeds, high-speed trains are tilted up to 8° when negotiating curves. Hydraulic cylinders with Balluff Micropulse magnetostrictive linear position sensors ensure optimum angles in every curve. The result is increased passenger comfort and safety

    The features

    • Highly resistant to shock and vibration
    • Built-in redundancy ensures fail-safe operation
    • Wide operating temperature range
    Controlling train tilt
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  • Positioning patient tables (Medical)

    Accuracy to meet the demands of cutting-edge medical technology

    The solution

    The exact positioning of the patients is indispensable for an efficient and effective radiation treatment. Balluff Micropulse linear position sensors, integrated into hydraulic positioning cylinders, provide extremely precise position feedback. The result is the ability to optimally position the patient while undergoing treatment.

    The features

    • High repeat accuracy
    • Absolute measuring
    • Operation status display using status LED
    Precise positioning of patients
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  • Controlling flight simulators

    High performance position feedback on hydraulic flight simulator legs

    The solution

    Flight simulators, which prepare pilots for their daily work routine, are moved with the help of highly dynamic hydraulic systems. Balluff Micropulse rod-style magnetostrictive linear position sensors provide accurate, absolute position feedback in highly dynamic hydraulic flight simulators. Micropulse linear position sensors are ideal for use in closed-loop servohydraulic systems.

    The features

    • Plug-and-play replacements for legacy linear position sensors
    • Numerous electrical interfaces available
    • Rugged, fast, and precise
    Controlling flight simulators
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