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3 Actuator SFX-100 rig -- lifting/load capacity ?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by CleverName, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. CleverName

    CleverName New Member

    Aug 24, 2019
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    Team - I've ordered my aluminum profile rig and the parts to build 3 SFX-100 actuators. I am planning to put 2 actuators in the rear and one in the front.

    Based on the materials (profiles, hardware, seat and my own body weight), I am calculating the total weight of the rig with me sitting in it at approximately 136-143 kg or 300-310 lbs.

    I'm sorry if my search skills are bad, but I cannot find a definitive answer to whether three SFX-100 actuators will perform adequately for this load? Based on what I've been able to find and read, it should work.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
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  3. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

    Jul 6, 2017
    Electronics Engineer
    United States
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    My Motion Simulator:
    AC motor, Motion platform, 4DOF, 6DOF
    Each SFX-100 actuator should be able to lift 160kg by itself. So three of them would be able to lift a lot, but be careful as we are talking about dynamic load with inertia properties and also the load is shifting a bit around to be more for each actuator depending on the pitch or roll values.
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