The 1281 Single Axis Position and Rate Table System is designed to provide precise position, rate and acceleration motion for development or production testing of inertial sensors. The 1281 was specifically designed for testing today’s considerably smaller inertial sensors and systems.

Accurate and reliable motion control of the 1281 test table is achieved with a servo-controlled system consisting of a direct drive brushless torque motor, a precision absolute encoder, and an internal microprocessor-based motion control system. Position, rate and acceleration are commanded from a host PC (not provided) via the RS-232 or Ethernet communication interfaces. The user can utilize an Ideal-provided LabVIEW™ Application Program or their own communication software package with Ideal’s software (ATL command set) to control the 1281.

Features of the 1281

  • Position Accuracy: ±50 Arc Sec
  • Position Repeatability: ±25 Arc Sec
  • Rate Accuracy over 360°: ±0.01%
  • Maximum Rate: 1,000 deg/sec
  • Tabletop Diameter: 12 inches (305 mm)
  • Direct drive brushless motor
  • 34 line slip ring
  • Digital closed loop servo control
  • RS-232 and Ethernet Control Interface
  • LabVIEW™ Interface
  • User-friendly Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL)
  • Tests in a Vertical or Horizontal Configuration
  • Precision-ground anodized aluminum tabletop
  • Sinusoidal Motion with programmable frequency and amplitude
  • Capable of querying the current position and velocity
  • Indicator LEDs: Power, Error, Servo Active, E-stop Button, E-stop External
  • CE Listed
  • Specification Comparison Matrix (Model 1270VS Rate Table vs Model 1281 Positioning And Rate Table)

Options of the 1281

  • Pedestal for floor mounting
  • Custom fixture plates
  • Mating connector kit
  • Custom mounting hole patterns