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SIMOTION Technology function vibration absorber VIBration eXtinction VIBX

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The Technology Package VIBration eXtinction (VIBX) is an option package for SIMOTION SCOUT. It is used to change the setpoint of an axis so that there is as little vibration as possible caused by the natural frequency of the moving mechanical components.

The Technology Package VIBration eXtinction (VIBX) offers an axis setpoint filter, which is used on SIMOTION axes. By variation of the setpoint of an axis the natural frequency of the moving mechanical components is avoided. This leads to a vibrationless positioning, less stress on the material, noticeable improvement in smoothness and finally to trouble-free operation and higher machine cycle rates.

Structural changes or additional sensors or actuators are not required.
VIBX can easily be retrofitted to existing applications.

The value of the frequency of the dominant natural frequency can be simply determined with trace- and measuring functions of the engineering system SIMOTION SCOUT.

The Technology Package VIBX is installed in SCOUT. After the installation, the function is available for all SIMOTION platforms. In order to activate, only the natural frequency has to be parametrized.


  • shorter positioning times
  • increase in the machine capacity
  • less stress on the material
  • no extra hardware required
  • no structural changes required
  • easy implementation in existing applications


Picture 1: A traversing motion without (on the left side) and with (on the right side) activation of the VIBX

The Technology Package VIBX is an option package for SIMOTION SCOUT with SIMOTION C, P and D.  
It has been released for



  • SIMOTION Runtime V5.2 SP1
  • SIMOTION Runtime V4.4 as of HF11
  • SIMOTION Runtime V4.3 SP1 HF23

The Technology Package VIBX is already in use in many various applications.
You can read an example to the technology package of VIBX in this professional article:
Maximum machine productivity thanks to vibration damper

If you want to use this technology package, please contact your local sales partner.

A runtime license (6AU1820-3CA20-0AB0) is required for each controller.
This license can be easily ordered prelicensed on an SIMOTION memory card with the Z-option (B03). 

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