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Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

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Power for simulation systems

The dynamic control of motion made possible by the high-speed Ethernet Powerlink machine network, is behind a new generation of aircraft door trainer that offers exceptional flexibility to simulate emergency conditions. The Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET), manufactured by EDM, uses Baldor’s Ethernet-compatible machine controller, with two servo motor axes to control the operating characteristics of the emergency exit door’s hinge and handle. The 100 Mbits/second speed of the Ethernet control network allows EDM to dynamically vary the loading force that each of the two motors apply throughout the door’s operational cycle. This gives EDM’s airline clients the means to realistically simulate problems ranging from a simple failure of the door’s hydraulic automation, to complex scenarios such as obstructions or damage. The engineering development environment for the motion control system, Mint Workbench, was a critical factor for EDM in the selection process, as simulators are almost invariably highly application-specific systems produced in small quantities.

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