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Question Low-noise actuators? (SCN6 vs SFX-100 for example?)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by hestenet, May 12, 2019.

  1. hestenet

    hestenet New Member Gold Contributor

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    I have a 2DOF + traction loss rig using SCN6s, and I enjoy it quite a bit, but there definitely is some actuator squeal.

    Are there some recommended actuators that are quieter in comparison? How do the SFX-100 compare to SCN6 for example?
  2. Nick Moxley

    Nick Moxley Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    SFX-100 are on a completely different level than a SN6.

    If your Looking for a more commercial Solution Vs DIY , Look up PT Actuators.
  3. Thanos

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

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    The SFX-100 actuators use servomotors. Relative quiet, fast. The mechanical part can be noisy if not build right.
    The SCN6 actuators use stepper motors. Steppers are noisy... period.

    Have a look here for better quality actuators.
    http://www.pt-actuator.com/
    Tell them you are from xsimulator forum... They'll know exactly what you need :)


    Thanks
    Thanos