Quanser Shake Table I-40

Shake Table I-40

The Quanser Shake Table I-40 is an open architecture bench-scale single-axis earthquake simulator ideal for teaching structural dynamics and control, earthquake engineering and other control topics related to civil engineering. With pre-loaded acceleration profiles of real earthquakes, such as Northridge and El-Centro, students can study their effects on buildings, bridges and various materials.

The Shake Table I-40 consists of a stage mounted on a high-quality, low backlash linear guide with a total travel of 40.0 mm and is driven using a ball-screw drive mechanism. Using the high torque direct drive motor, the stage loaded with a 1.5 kg mass can be accelerated up to 1.0 g. The high-resolution encoder enables the system to obtain a linear stage position resolution of 1.22 μm.


  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 57,5 cm x 12,7 cm x 7,62 cm
  • Total mass: 5,88 kg
  • Payload area (L x W): 43,2 cm x 10,2 cm
  • Maximum payload at 1,0 g: 1,5kg
  • Maximum travel: ± 20 mm