WHAT IS A 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 (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
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.