1621C Series Position and Rate Table System


The 1621C Series Automatic Positioning and Rate Table Systems are designed to provide precise position, rate and acceleration motion for the development and/or production testing of navigation sensor systems such as Fiber Optic Gyros (FOG), Ring Laser Gyros (RLG), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and accelerometers.

The 1621C test table is a servo-controlled system featuring a direct-drive brushless torque motor, precision absolute optical encoder and a microprocessor that provides accurate and reliable motion control. The table can be operated from the AERO 3500 Commander Controller front panel for local control or remotely through a host PC via the Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL) over an RS-232, IEEE-488 or Ethernet communication interface.

The Single Axis Product Selection Matrix allows you to easily compare the primary specifications for each of the single axis table systems. With very few exceptions, every system that Ideal Aerosmith manufactures can be customized to meet a customer’s specific requirements.

  • 1621C
  • 1621C
  • 1621C
Options available for


  • Integral Thermal Chamber with electric heating and LN2, CO2 or mechanical cooling
  • Testing range: -65 to +150 deg C
  • Custom tabletop
  • 3000 deg/sec Max Rate
  • Various slip ring packages
  • RF and Fiber Optic Rotary Joints
  • Wire-wrap option available for limited rotation applications
  • Vacuum Chamber System
  • Horizontal axis configuration
  • Rack-mount cabinet for controller and servo amplifier chassis
  • On-site service: Installation, training, field calibration

  For special requirements, please contact Ideal Aerosmith regarding system customization.


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Standard Performance Specification & Features:

Position Accuracy: ±15 arc sec
Rate Accuracy: ±0.001%
Max Rate:
  • 1080 deg/sec (standard)
  • or 3000 deg/sec (optional)
Direct-drive, brushless servo system
Precision-ground anodized aluminum tabletop
14-inch diameter tabletop
Fail-safe brake
Slip ring lines for unlimited rotation
Rack-mountable AERO 3500 Commander Digital Controller
RS-232, IEEE-488 and Ethernet interfaces
2 kHz Servo update rate
Front panel display of status and data
Local and remote operation
User-friendly Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL)
Trapezoidal velocity profiles with programmable velocity and acceleration
Sinusoidal motion profiles with variable amplitude and frequency
Position Profile, Velocity Profile and Flight Profile Modes for simulating complex motion profiles
Analog position and velocity input
Analog axis position, velocity and position error output
Absolute Optical Encoders
Capable of querying the current position, velocity, and acceleration
CE Mark