Geometric Design

Rotary Axis

Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod with additional rotary axis for satellite maintenance testing

While the R-Series has significant movement in yaw, the standard P-Series Hexapod is limited in its twisting motion. Yet, some applications require both the larger working volume of a P-Series and the rotation of an R-Series for increased flexibility within its working volume.

Fortunately, we've had a variety of jobs over the years with this type of need. Whether for automated industrial uses, simulation, or something in between, we can install one (or more) additional rotary axes on the table. Utilizing a similar design to our Rotopod, a gear ring and motor is installed on the platform to fit your particular situation. If you need to rotate a heavy attachment, or line up with a part just right -- we've got you covered.

As shown in the slide of pictures above, a rotary axis can be applied to any system. It allowed our giant P8000 Hexapod to properly simulate microgravity conditions for NASA's satellite maintenance project. We collaborated on Boeing's LPDFS, an automated drilling and fastening system for airplane wings. We've even utilized multiple rotary axes together to create a 10-axis P2350 Hexapod. We're ready to work with you for whatever your custom application may require.

Rotary Axes on P2350 Hexapod.