Ideal Aerosmith recognizes that many test systems are aging and obsolescence is a serious problem. Discarding a test system due to obsolete control electronics and purchasing an entirely new system is often not a cost-effective option, especially when the frame structure, motors, encoders and bearings of most rate tables and centrifuge systems may still be in good shape.

Ideal Aerosmith can modernize and re-manufacture outdated systems, extend the life of obsolete electronics and improve the reliability and supportability of your system. We service, refurbish and upgrade our own line of inertial navigation test systems and fight motion simulation systems, as well as motion simulators, air bearing tables, positioning tables and rate tables built by other manufacturers, such as Carco Electronics™ and Contraves®.

Inertial Navigation Systems

We provide the following options for table systems and centrifuges:

  • AERO4000™ Controller upgrade
  • Extended maintenance / service contracts
  • Clean and re-grease bearings
  • Clean armature / replace motor brushes
  • Replace / recondition bearings
  • New consoles / cabinets
  • New servo amplifier
  • Replace / recondition feedback devices
  • Optional computer interfaces including real-time interfaces VMIC or SCRAMNet
  • Annual system calibrations (performed on-site)
  • Calibration after repairs
  • Replacement motors
  • Clean / replace / upgrade / test slip rings
  • Field slip ring cleaning kit
  • Systems moved, reinstalled, leveled and calibrated
  • Axis intersections, orthogonality, wobble corrections (performed on-site)
  • Addition of a thermal chamber system or safety enclosure

Flight Motion Simulation Systems

We provide the following options for flight motion systems and target motion systems:

  • Extended maintenance / service contracts
  • Clean and re-grease bearings
  • Clean armature / replace motor brushes
  • New consoles / cabinets
  • New servo amplifier
  • AERO4000™ servo controller
  • Clean / replace / test slip rings
  • Repaint base and gimbal system
  • Refurbishment or replacement of servo valves, pressure relief valves, pressure transducers, piping or rotary unions
  • Rebuild/repair hydraulic actuators (O-rings, seals)
  • Replace a gear drive roll axis with direct-drive axis – Brushless Motor Assembly
  • Field slip ring cleaning kit
  • Annual system calibrations (performed on site)
  • Calibration after repairs
  • Implement replacement motors and/or hydraulic actuators
  • Optional computer interfaces including real-time interfaces VMIC or SCRAMNet
  • Systems moved, reinstalled, leveled and calibrated

Aero4000™ Controller

The AERO4000™ Motion Controller is the ideal solution for replacing the aging or obsolete control electronics on older flight motion systems and rate tables. The AERO4000™ Controller improves performance, provides new features, increases reliability and extends the support life cycle of an existing system.

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