The Model 9790-BVR Scorsby Motion Test Table from Ideal Aerosmith is designed to simulate the three motions of flight: roll, pitch and yaw. Originally designed for shop, production, qualification testing and exercising of gyroscopic aircraft instruments, the Scorsby table became a standard in the aircraft industry.  Currently, the Scorsby table is used for testing inertial sensors including gyroscopic components and motion sensing systems in a wide variety of industries.

The Model 9790-BVR is the heavy-duty stand alone version of the 1421 Series Scorsby Table with up to a 500 pound payload capacity.  The Scorsby Table can be operated through the front panel controls or the remote communications interface.  The front panel consists of a power switch, LCD display, and four keys: run/menu, increase, decrease, and enter.  Full computer-controlled automation can be accomplished with an RS-232 (standard) or IEEE-488 (optional) interface.

The closed-loop motion control system consists of a DC motor, a digital microprocessor-based controller, an optical encoder, and a series of cogged belts to provide the required gear reduction.  The encoder is located on the shaft of the motor to provide high resolution feedback for smooth, stable Scorsby motion with a constant frequency.

The pitch, roll and yaw motions are achieved with a single rotating shaft and Ideal Aerosmith’s patented head design.  The sinusoidal motion of each of the axes is related to the shaft motion and cannot be controlled independently.

Features of the 9790-BVR

  • Heavy-duty table frame designed for heavy load capabilities
  • Approved for many aircraft gyroscopic instrument tests
  • Anodized aluminum mounting platform for durability and corrosion resistance
  • Designed with ball bearings for smooth motion and long life
  • Flat, precision-ground table top mounting surface
  • Tilting head with engraved markings for easy adjustment
  • Automatic homing
  • Positive stop allows quick setting of the tilt head to frequently used positions
  • Two bubble levels mounted under table top provide quick, easy leveling
  • Motor and drive train designed for reliability and long life
  • LCD shows current speed, number of cycles, and shaft position (Mode dependent)
  • Oscillation reversing with cycle counter provides testing versatility from 1 to 99 cycles
  • RS-232 Remote Communications Interface
  • Variable speed from 3 to 60 Cycles/Minute

Options of the 9790-BVR

  • IEEE-488 Interface
  • For special requirements, please contact Ideal Aerosmith regarding system customization

Other Scorsby Motion Test Tables

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