The University of Agder has finalized the building of the new Motion Lab, which hosts the Stewart platform E-motion-8000 from Bosch Rexroth to be used in mechatronics education and research. While the motion lab is already operational, the official inauguration will take place on the 27th of November 2013.
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 include studying and improving algorithms for motion-compensation using the new Stewart platform with a mounted crane. 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.
Technical information about the Motion Lab can be found here. Please contact Geir Hovland (e-mail: name.surname @ uia.no) for rental prices and further information. NORCOWE partners have a 50% discount.
Below is a video demonstrating the opportunities for use of motion-compensation: