E2M's class leading electric motion system for pilot training simulators
Better smoothness, lower cost of ownership, better reliability than any other system on the market

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The next generation of motion technology

The eM6-1400-14000 is the latest generation, state of the art, fully electric 6 degrees of freedom motion system with a gross moving load of up to 14000 kg, designed for use in FAA, EASA, CAAC, etc., level D and ICAO 9625 type VII flight simulators for both fixed wing- and rotary wing aircraft.
This latest generation full electric motion technology is improved in four main areas: Reliability, Motion Quality, Diagnostics and Motion Cueing.


Axis Simulation Austria

For a full flight level D simulator for the Enna Kore University in Italy, Axis chose E2M as the supplier of the full electric motion system. The simulator is currently being used by students of the university and after EASA level D certification next year, the simulator will also be operated for the training of pilots.

Rheinmetall Germany

Rheinmetall choose to work with E2M on a Bell 212 military helicopter simulator compliant with level D. For this project, E2M not only provided the motion system, but also the actuators to replicate the aircraft control forces in the simulator, and a fully integrated upper frame.

The key features of the new motion technology can be summarized as follows:

Better Reliability – Means Increased Uptime

  • Increased MTBF through the usage of minimal number of parts; no pneumatic subsystem, no complex backup control system.
  • Minimal maintenance and low MTTR. For example the usage of hydraulic safety buffers that can be replaced without removing the actuator.
  • All line replaceable parts are “Zero Configuration”.
  • Exclusively COTS electronics from established major global suppliers with worldwide presence and support.
  • Robust, certified mechanics for extended product life.

Better Motion Quality – Means Better Immersion

  • Record level of motion smoothness through smoothness optimized electric motor design and smarter servo drive control featuring ripple compensation.
  • Lowest turn-around bump through high bandwidth control and friction compensation technology.
  • Low level of audible noise.

Better Diagnostics – Means Lower Cost of Ownership

  • Diagnostics are an inherent part of the sofware. Thanks to E2M’s event-action based software there is always a clear reason available for any change in system behavior.
  • Intelligent and self diagnosing electronics.
  • The Root Cause Indication feature always makes it clear what the root cause event was.

Better Cueing – Means Increased Performance

  • Improved cueing and usable workspace through the use of an unique and patented technology: “Direct Workspace Management”.
  • Only washout technology which knows and optimizes the usage of workspace at degree-of-freedom level using model predictive control.

Choice of mechanical interfaces. The integrated frame design.

E2M offers a choice of mechanical interfaces in order to make integration into the simulator system as straightforward as possible. E2M offers it's own interface, featuring an integrated frame design, but can also match the interface of existing electric or hydraulic motion systems.
The patented E2M integrated frame design incorporates a new joint design. The joints are an integrated part of the frame which allows a reduced height of the complete simulator. This has the advantage of an improved performance because of a lower COG height and eye reference point. Furthermore, the frame is extremely rigid and strong which leads to cost reduction because E2M customers can build simulator cabins with less strength than would normally be required.
Additionally, the frame can easily be extended with outriggers to provide mounting points for a collimated display or direct projection system, an instructor station, a cockpit frame with integrated control loading actuators, or in case of rotary wing simulators, a three DoF X,Y,Z vibration platform (eM3-ROT-1500-HF cockpit shaker)

Active RTH (Return To Home). Available as an option.

active RTH (Return To Home), enabling the motion system to move to settled from any lean-out condition in case of a facility power failure. The active RTH option is available to all E2M linear motion systems.

Advanced motion cueing software

Since 2009, E2M has been using its Direct Workspace Management (DWM) motion cueing algorithm which is based on model predictive control technology. Its adaptive properties allow for minimum tuning effort for typical flight simulation applications in-air and on the ground.
Current developments are directed towards model predictive control on the basis of human motion perception aiming at increasing motion cueing fidelity while further reducing the tuning effort.

Tech Specs

Download the Product Specification Sheet (PSS) on the eM6-1400-14000 motion system.



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Product Codes

eM eMove
A number of degrees of freedom (DOF)
CCC number of millimeters stroke for the linear actuator used or ROT for a rotational actuator
DDD Gross Moving Load (GML), the maximum load the motion system is rated for. The weight of the E2M upper platform, if included, has to be added to the weight of your simulator cabin.
HF High Frequency
CCT Cabin Crew Training
TT Turret Tester