Quanser Shake Table I-40

The Quanser Shake Table I-40 is an open architecture bench-scale single-axis earthquake simulator ideal for teaching structural dynamics and control, earthquake engineering and other control topics related to civil engineering. With pre-loaded acceleration profiles of real earthquakes, such as Northridge and El-Centro, students can study their effects on buildings, bridges and various materials.

  • Overview & Features
  • Workstation Configuration

The Shake Table I-40 consists of a stage mounted on a high-quality, low backlash linear guide with a total travel of 40.0 mm and is driven using a ball-screw drive mechanism. Using the high torque direct drive motor, the stage loaded with a 1.5 kg mass can be accelerated up to 1.0 g. The high-resolution encoder enables the system to obtain a linear stage position resolution of 1.22 μm.

Features:

  • Compact, portable, low maintenance
  • Precise and accurate positioning using high-resolution encoder and low-backlash guide
  • Ball-screw mechanism for robust actuation
  • Standalone software operation using Shake Table I-40 software or highly-flexible operation and control design using QUARC® for MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • Integrated safety features and limits

For Simulink

  • QUARC® add-on for MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • Quanser VoltPAQ-X1 linear voltage amplifier
  • One of the following DAQ devices:
    • Quanser Q2-USB
    • Quanser Q8-USB
    • Quanser QPIDe

For LabVIEW

  • Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping (Q-RCP) Toolkit® add-on for NI LabVIEW™
  • Quanser VoltPAQ-X1 linear voltage amplifier
  • One of the following DAQ devices:
    • Quanser Q2-USB
    • Quanser Q8-USB
    • Quanser QPIDe