Symetrie technology for your hexapod

WHAT IS HEXAPOD?

A hexapod is a mechatronic system with a parallel structure allowing the positioning and movement of objects in space according to the six degrees of freedom.

PRECISION AND DYNAMICS

Symétrie hexapods are designed to be dynamic (simulators) or precise (micro-positioning or measuring hexapods). Their very low mass-to-stiffness ratio gives them great dynamics with high load capacity.

HEXAPOD ARCHITECTURE

A hexapod can be a positioning or a dynamic motion system.
Its architecture consists of six actuators mounted in parallel between a fixed and a mobile platform with the help of joints. The actuators perform linear movements to position the mobile platform.

PRECISION AND DYNAMICS

Symétrie hexapods are designed to be dynamic (simulators) or precise (measuring hexapod or micro-positioning hexapod). Their very low mass-to-stiffness ratio gives them great dynamics with a high load capacity.

WHY PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE?

Better footprint
Better mass/stiffness ratio
Improved mechanical robustness
No moving cables
Better accuracy
Less risk of default than a serial structure
Better inertia

Positioning hexapods

Motion hexapods

THE EXPERTISE OF Symétrie

Symétrie is the only French manufacturer of hexapod-type parallel structure mechanisms.

Our expertise is based on very advanced knowledge in high precision metrology and great experience in the implementation of this technology with high potential for innovation.

FOR WHAT APPLICATIONS?

Due to its original architecture, this system is used for high precision positioning, position measurement, and the generation of movements in the context of dynamic tests.
Hexapods find their applications in the naval, space, aeronautical, automobile, optical, medical, nuclear, or electronic industries. These systems are also used by research laboratories.
Some of our hexapods exist in an empty, cleanroom or non-magnetic version to adapt to particular environments.