Geometric Design

P8000 Hexapod

Cartoon Kettlebell Weight

13,800 lb.

6,260 kg.

Payload

Area Unit Symbol

188 in. ø

 4,775 mm. ø

Working Volume (X,Y)

Arrow Pointing Up

71 in.

 1,800 mm.

Working Volume (Z)

Cartoon Tape Measure

0.003 in.

75 µm.

Repeatability

Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod

 

Powerful 70.9 in. (1,800 mm.) stroke actuators provide a large working volume and a high payload capacity while maintaining high accuracy. This system design is often used for heavy duty simulation applications. 

Climbing up to nearly 13 ft. (4 m.) at its maximum height, this giant among the P-Series line is Mikrolar's largest Hexapod to date. Despite its massive footprint and weight, the P8000 maintains the rigidity and repeatability of our other Hexapod models. Much like everything else about this system, the working envelope and payload capacity have both been increased greatly; perfect for large scale operations. 

Our first application of this model was for development of NASA's satellite refueling program. It enabled them to lift a test satellite and accurately simulate a wide range of motion. The research has helped in developing their robotic arm for the refueling process. This P8000 was designed to simulate micro gravity conditions and the effects of applied forces. Visit our Satellite Servicing page to find more information about the project.

All of our robots use the same core software; how you communicate with them is up to you. With the use of the same simple user interface as every other Mikrolar robot, you will find operating and programming this Hexapod to be both simple and straight-forward. Whether you wish to use a language you are already familiar with such as G-code, or you require a custom designed solution such as feedback from exterior measuring devices, Mikrolar can write a custom interface to suit your needs.

Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod Performance Data Table

NASA Johnson Space Center P8000 Docking Sim. 

Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod with satellite mock up for refueling research at NASA