Controller Systems

Ideal Aerosmith AERO motion table controllers are designed to control single-axis and multi-axis test tables with unparalleled accuracy and precision. Ideal Aerosmith offers several different models depending on the application and the system requirements. AERO motion controllers are integrated with interface hardware and software to create easy-to-use motion simulation instrumentation. The Aerosmith Table Language (ATL) provides a simple command that allows test engineers to easily integrate an AERO controller into their application without compromising accuracy or performance.

History

Ideal Aerosmith pioneered the use of COTS components for Inertial Motion Test Systems in the late 1980s using single-board, computer-based motion control cards driven by a PC over a serial communications link. In 1993, Ideal Aerosmith introduced the AERO 900 Motion Controller, an ISA bus-based motion controller running Ideal Aerosmith software. It is extremely easy to use, yet capable of controlling three axes at a 1 kHz command frame rate. The AERO 900 has been updated during the past decade to add new features, and it is still supported today for legacy applications.

In 1998, Ideal Aerosmith lowered the cost of motion control with the introduction of the AERO 800 Motion Controller, built around the popular PC-104 platform. The AERO 800 delivered the same reliability that made the AERO 900 popular, while enhancing its usability with a color touch-screen interface. In 2002, Ideal further improved the AERO 800 by developing the AERO 8X2, which incorporated the PC-104+ platform and additional interface capacity. In 2002, the AERO 8x2 replaced the AERO 900 as the standard controller on most test tables.

The AERO 4000™ is the latest evolution in Ideal's long history of developing high-performance, cost-effective motion control products. The AERO 4000™ was released in 2006 and is quickly becoming the standard controller on many new Ideal Aerosmith products and is the controller-of-choice for retrofitting systems in the field whether they were manufactured by Ideal Aerosmith or someone else.

Controller Systems

Controller Systems

Each Ideal Aerosmith table system includes a digital Motion Table Controller. There are multiple models available to fit different applications, but the higher performance table systems are integrated with our AERO 4000™ Controller, the industry’s most advanced digital servo motion controller.