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New Motion Lab at UoA

The new stewart platform has been delivered, and construction work is ongoing for the new motion lab.

In order to host the new and bigger Stewart platform E-motion-8000 from Bosch Rexroth, the University of Agder is now building a new hall for the motion lab. The electric 6 DOF motion-system can carry a payload of eight tons, and has a settle height of 1.37 meters. Future plans for the motion lab is now to study and improve algorithms for motion-compensation using the new Stewart platform with a crane mounted. Also studies on motion-compensated transfer of payloads between two floating vessels are planned, using both the new and the old Stewart platforms and a crane.

The new platform has now been delivered (November 2012), and will be operational when den the new hall at UoA opens in 2013.

Photo: The legs for the stewart plafrom currently beeing stored at UiA.

Photo: The construction work for the new lab has just started.

Video demonstrating the opportunities for use of motion-compensation:

 

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