Quanser 2DOF Gantry Pendulum

Quanser 2DOF Gantry  Pendulum

Two Servo Motor Bases are connected with 4 beams, forming an arm with 2 degrees of freedom. The additional pendulum can be mounted in two ways: 

  • Directed upwards creates an inverted pendulum experiment with two degrees of freedom 
  • Directed downwards creates a gantry model 

Students learn more advanced concepts of controlling a system with 2 degrees of freedom. 

The kit includes all elements necessary to quickly start the station: amplifier, controller, Matlab or LabVIEW module as well as educational materials for students.  


Basic technical parameters: 

  • Base parameters 
    • High quality servo motor (6V, 1A, 6000 RPM) 
    • Potentiometer for measuring the position (±5V) 
    • Quadrature encoder (4096 pulses / revolution) 
    • Gears with the possibility of changing the gear ratio 
    • Complete teaching materials compatible with NI LabVIEW and Matlab / Simulink included 
    • Open architecture allows to create own control algorithms 
  • Module parameters: 
    • Pendulum length: 336.5 mm 
    • Single mass of the connecting beam: 0.065 kg 
    • Pendulum encoder sensitivity: 0.0879 degrees / pulse