1291BL Series Single Axis Position and Rate Table


The Model 1291BL Single Axis Position and Rate Table System is designed to provide precise position, rate and acceleration motion for development or production testing of commercial or military inertial sensors. The 1291BL was specifically designed for testing today’s considerably smaller inertial sensors and systems.

Accurate and reliable motion control of the 1291BL test table is achieved with a servo controlled system consisting of a direct drive brushless torque motor, a precision absolute optical encoder, and an internal microprocessor-based motion control card. Position, rate, and acceleration, as well as motion profiles, are commanded remotely from a host PC (not provided) via the standard RS-232 communication interface. The user can utilize a LabVIEW Application Program provided by Ideal Aerosmith, or their own communication software package with Ideal Aerosmith’s software command set to precisely control the 1291BL. The 1291BL utilizes the latest controller technology, configured in a 19 inch rack-mountable servo controller that interfaces to the host PC.

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

  • 1291BL
  • 1291BL
  • 1291BL
Options available for


  • 64 line slip ring package
  • Position Accuracy: ±8 Arc Sec
  • IEEE-488 (GPIB) Communication Interface via converter kit
  • 14, 18 or 24 inch (356, 457 or 610 mm) diameter tabletops
  • Pedestal for floor mounting
  • Custom mounting hole patterns
  • Tilt stand
  • Temperature Chamber
  • RF and Fiber Optic rotary joints
  • Mating connector kit
  • Wire-wrap option available for limited rotation applications
  • Heavy duty maximum payload option (200 lbs)
  • Vacuum line


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Standard Performance Specification & Features:

Rate Accuracy: 0.001% (Over 1 revolution)
Maximum Rate: 3,000 deg/sec
Position Accuracy: ±15 Arc Sec
Position Repeatability: ±3 Arc Sec
Tabletop Diameter: 8 inches (203 mm)
Payload Capacity: Vertical configuration - 125 lbs (56 Kg)
                              Horizonal configuration - 50 lbs (23 Kg)
21 lbf-ft Direct drive brushless motor
34 user lines to tabletop (2A per line)
Digital closed loop servo control
RS-232 Remote Interface
LabVIEW Interface
Electric fail-safe brake
Brake release switch located on the table
Axis Active LED
User-friendly Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL)
Tests in a Vertical or Horizontal Axis Configuration
Precision-ground anodized aluminum tabletop
Trapezoidal motion profiles with programmable velocity and acceleration
Sinusoidal Motion with programmable frequency and amplitude
Capable of querying the current position, velocity, and acceleration
Configurable and scalable Analog Input
Configurable and scalable Analog Output (2 KHz update frequency)
CE Mark