Axis Flight Training Systems (Axis) and its customer Aviation Academy Austria (AAA) have chosen the new Bosch-Rexroth Level D-qualified eMotion-14000-6DOF-1560-MK1 14t motion platform for the new full flight simulator that Axis has delivered to AAA.

Axis was the first flight simulator manufacturer to place an order for the system, but AAA’s other simulators all use Bosch-Rexroth motion systems, so the choice offers some commonalities.

The MK1’s system includes actuators that have integrated static load compensation to support up to 80% of the payload, thereby eliminating the need for extra pneumatic cylinders or separate pressurisers and reducing energy consumption. The gravitational energy of descending loads is stored in capacitors with smart energy exchange, allowing other cylinders to use it.

Furthermore, the inline motor design of the MK1 directly couples the motors to the actuators, minimising noise and vibration, while spindles and bearings are permanently lubricated for the platform’s entire lifetime of up to 30 years. “This was the 14-tonne motion platform we have been waiting for,” said Axis spokesperson, Helmut Haslberger. As a long-time customer, we have always been able to rely on Rexroth for high quality systems. With its unique design, this new platform delivers outstanding performance. It looks great too! So as soon as it became available, we placed an order.”