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SCN6 vs SFX100

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Haarp, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Haarp

    Haarp New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi, I'm currently using SCN6 actuators but have my eye for a while now on SFX100.

    Anybody has experience from switching over? Would it be worth it?
    I suppose the SFX100 would be more silent but what about vibrations going to the floor? And what about the feel and detail?
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  3. Thanos

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

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    Let me see:

    -Silent servomotor versus stepper motor
    -250mm/s versus 200mm/s speed
    -250kg load ability versus 50kg load ability
    -Vibrations on command versus constantly because of the stepper nature
    -Price $350 versus $585.00


    Yep, looks identical to me why bother...:p
  4. hideki

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    mmmm Price motor in aliexpress $350 plus the expensive DHL Shipping (frex are less expensive ) plus the painful SFX100 building . SCN6 arent that bad at all It all deppends on your time, budget and building skills IMHO
  5. Thanos

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

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    Actually $350 in parts per actuator is closer to DIY SFX-100 than you might think, excluding shipping from all kind of different vendors...
    The servomotor+servo drive combo alone is the most expensive part, but rest are cheap bits and 3D printed parts... or if you want to avoid tracking separately ordered parts from all over, there are options that provide literally everything in one basket...
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    hideki Member

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    Sorry Thanos. 350$ is not closer that I think to the total price. Please put the whole list of parts,.(aluminium profiles, etc) here so I can see where I am wrong, Thanks
  7. Gadget999

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    How many will you use and where will you place them on your rig ?
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    Its like comparing apples to oranges, ignoring cost, AC servo motors are better in every area - quieter, much higher torque, very accurate encoder feedback and with a 10mm pitch ballscrew they can run up to 500mm per/sec. Highly recommended.
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  9. Bastiuscha

    Bastiuscha Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Yes, i can fully agree. I would also prefer Servo Actuators. The Price is better fore sure. But if i already had SCN6, i don't know if I would switch. Unfortunately, i have never owned these SCN6.
  10. Thanos

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

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    No one talks about total price, always before shipping or customs fees... even the price for SCN6 I mentioned is before shipping or other extra fees...

    Take this shopping list for example...
    https://opensfx.com/shopping-list-and-sourcing-parts/#shopping