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WHAT IS A HEXAPOD ?

A hexapod, or Stewart platform, is a parallel kinematics system composed of six struts to provide motion and accuracy for positioning, following six Degrees Of Freedom, or commonly abbreviated 6 DOF, which are x, y, z, pitch, roll and yaw.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR ?

With its six actuators, a hexapod is capable of moving in any direction or orientation, generating strong and dynamic motions and controlling those motions. Therefore, it is used to test materials, products and often for swell simulation, or to precisely align components.

Hexapods are frequently used in industries such as shipbuilding, space, aeronautics, automotive, optics, medical, nuclear, electronics, and by many research centers and universities.

WHICH ADVANTAGES ?

Very high accuracy
Less errors due to a simple structure
Better stiffness to mass ratio
More payload due to strong parallel kinematics
Better inertia
Intuitive control
Pivot point can be tuned
Easy accessibility for payload installation