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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Position transducers keep on performing while James Bond is shaken and stirred

EMP Designs is a leading Industrial design consultancy and systems integrator specialising in motion control and automation projects. One of EMP's major market areas is film motion control, supplying complete motion base positioning and control systems for blockbusters like the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale. With the high cost of delay and the complex schedules involved in the film industry, EMP Designs regularly chooses Variohm Eurosensor for linear position and cable-extension transducers.

In a typical filmed scene, several hydraulically actuated motion bases may be synchronised with CGI and movie cameras for carefully choreographed stunts and action sequences which involve precise positioning of heavy objects or even large structures that sink. Positional feedback for the model platform was provided by six Variohm PT8420 cable-extension position transducers which have a high pedigree for use in harsh environments.

The IP68 rated PT8420 housings were mounted in the water below the motion base with stainless steel extension cables connected to the moving part of the submerged hydraulic cylinders. This cost effective and compact solution was simple to install and set-up with no need for precision alignment.

In another application, EMP produced a 3-axis control system to provide 'pick up and use' usability, where a scaled replica model of the motion base and a simple 3-button control console are used to input, record and playback complex move sequences.

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