Quanser Industrial Applications
3 DOF Crane
The 3 DOF Crane experiment replicates much of the functionality of an actual tower crane and can be used to understand the dynamics and control challenges involved in everyday crane operations. For instance, the challenge of minimizing the motions of the load being carried introduces a great control problem for students.
The Active Suspension experiment teaches cutting-edge technology that has brought a new generation of vehicles to life. Active suspension technology is used in the automotive industry to continuously control the vertical movement of the vehicle wheel using an actively-controlled actuator placed on the suspension axis. Similar technologies have also been used in train bogies to improve the curving behavior of the train and the decreased acceleration perceived by the passenger.