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CKAS “W” Series 6DOF Motion Platforms

The CKAS “W” series motion platforms / systems are the flagship motion systems offered by CKAS Mechatronics and these units are all fully professional, 6DOF electric, high fidelity synergistic motion platforms / systems. These units are the “no compromise – no nonsense” solution to any motion simulator application, providing more reliability, performance and features than those available on motion system costing many times the price. 

Some of the more common applications for 6DOF Motion Platforms / Systems include:  

  • High Fidelity Flight Trainers and Simulators for Aviation training
  • High end Driving and mining simulators
  • Advanced University and Research Simulators (vehicle or flight)
  • Military vehicle and flight training simulators
  • The most serious home cockpits

CKAS 6DOF Motion Platform units have been developed under the most stringent academic and professional design guidelines, to offer the highest fidelity motion systems, for the highest demand applications, at the best value.

As with all our Generation III capable motion systems, the W Series units have real-time Reverse Kinematics, Forward Kinematics and Full featured Washout Cueing Filters all completely "on-board" meaning that any client application can operate these systems at even the "vehicle acceleration" level completely independent of any other software (See Gen III Connectivity Matrix document for more information).

 

The key difference between CKAS 6DOF motion platforms / systems and other units on the market, is “design intent”. The CKAS units have been engineered specifically to be used as “Simulators” – not “rides”. This means that our washout algorithms, our controller architecture, and our mechanism design have all been refined to create the highest fidelity possible at an incredible value price point. CKAS 6DOF motion platform units are still the ONLY electric crank arm motion systems in the world which have been awarded “Full Flight Simulator” credits on the revolutionary CKAS MotionSim Series (Full Flight Trainers), and our academically developed washout cueing algorithms are the key to these awards.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the CKAS 6DOF motion platform units cannot be used in ride applications. On the contrary, these units offer the best performance / cost ratio available from any 6DOF units on the market, and the resultant customer experience is second to none.

As with all revolutionary products, CKAS are providing more performance, for lower cost, and extremely limited maintenance requirements, making the CKAS 6DOF motion platforms perfect for ANY application.

CKAS 6DOF motion platforms come standard with the following key features:  

  • Fully Electric Actuation
  • USB plug and play (with Ethernet as option for completely platform/OS independant control)
  • Washout filters and acceleration onset cueing algorithms for:
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX / ESP / Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
    • X-Plane 9/10
    • rFactor / rFactor2
    • iRacing
    • Generic custom user program or other systems with full washout cueing, inverse kinematics, forward kinematics and full diagnostics on board the motion system
  • Configurable to be connected directly to X-Sim to support over 40 other popular games such as Dirt/Dirt2/Dirt3 F1 2010/2011/2012/2013/2014 and many more
  • Basic Serial over USB or optionally UDP (over Ethernet or Local) interface for immediate connection to custom software
  • Very high speed update 100Hz motion controller for extremely smooth high fidelity response 

If an application is to have the highest fidelity and the most realistic motion sensation, the CKAS “W” Series 6DOF motion systems are by far the best value alternatives on the market.

Standard units in the middle weight CKAS “W” Series 6DOF Motion Platform family:

System            

CKAS W5 6DOF Motion System

CKAS W10 6DOF Motion System

Architecture

Hybrid Stewart Type

Actuation

Fully Electric

PC Interface

USB

PC – Controller Update

100 Hz

Power Requirements

200 – 250 VAC 1ɸ – 16 amps

200 – 250 VAC 1ɸ – 25 amps

Approx Dim’s (parked)

 

 

Width

2100mm (83")

2100mm (83")

Length

1700mm (67")

1700mm (67")

Height

625mm (25")

625mm (25")

Approx unit weight

540 kg ( 1190 lb )

600 kg ( 1320 lb )

 

 

 

Payload Mass

500 kg ( 1100 lb )

1000 kg ( 2200 lb )

Payload Moment of Inertia

250 kg m2

450 kg m2


 

 

Angular Axes

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Yaw

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

Pitch

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

Roll

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

±24o , ±40o/S , ±500o/s2

 

 

 

Linear Axes

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Heave

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

Surge

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

Sway

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

 

Standard units in the heavy weight CKAS “W” Series 6DOF Motion Platform family:

System            

CKAS W15 6DOF Motion System

CKAS W25 6DOF Motion System

Architecture

Hybrid Stewart Type

Actuation

Fully Electric

PC Interface

USB

PC – Controller Update

100 Hz

Power Requirements

220 – 240 VAC 1ɸ – 30 amps

220 – 240 VAC 1ɸ – 35 amps

Approx Dim’s (parked)

 

 

Width

2500mm (98")

2500mm (98")

Length

2150mm (85")

2150mm (85")

Height

750mm (30")

750mm (30")

Approx unit weight

1100 kg ( 2400 lb )

1100 kg ( 2400 lb )

 

 

 

Payload Mass

1500 kg ( 3300 lb )

2500 kg ( 5500 lb )

Payload Moment of Inertia

1500 kg m2

3500 kg m2


 

 

Angular Axes

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Yaw

±18o , ±30o/S , ±300o/s2

±18o , ±25o/S , ±300o/s2

Pitch

±18o , ±30o/S , ±300o/s2

±18o , ±25o/S , ±300o/s2

Roll

±18o , ±30o/S , ±300o/s2

±18o , ±25o/S , ±300o/s2

 

 

 

Linear Axes

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Displacement , Velocity , Accel

Heave

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

Surge

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

Sway

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

±150mm, ±300mm/S , ±0.5G

 


Note: Custom units of ANY payload and specification can be designed and built to meet specific customer requirements. Please contact us for further information.

For more answers and information please read our Technical Section and FAQ, or alternatively, contact us with your query.