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Frankonia provides a broad range of positioning devices such as standardized and multi-use turntable systems and antenna masts, which are designed and developed by Frankonia’s own R&D department. Frankonia considers highest quality and technology standards respecting the latest EMC standard requirements.

Range of products

Turntable (FTM)

Dynamometer

Antenna mast for automatic use (FAM)

Antenna mast for automatic use and boresight function (FBM)

Antenna stand for manual use (FSM) with polarization unit (FPD)

Controller (FC) and Software

Turntable Systems

FTM – Turntable Systems

Frankonia’s wide range of turntables is fully compliant with the EMC chamber environment. The turntables are available in different sizes and can be equipped with various options. They are integrated flush in the raised floor and are surrounded by a conductivity grounding ring to ensure the contact with the ground plane of the chamber. For the control of the turntable series FTM, the Frankonia controller FC06.1 is perfectly adapted using the IEEE 488.2 (GPIB) commands.

Size ø1,2 m up to ø11,0 m
EUT weight 500 kg up to 70 tons
Options • Integrated energy chain for power lines and data lines, with rotating connection panels on the outer rim
• Integrated fixed or rotating exhaust system up to 800° C
• Waterproof solution and EUT water supply
• Integration of any rotating components below the surface, e.g., transformer
FTM Custom Customized turntable systems without limitations in configuration, size and EUT weight are possible

FTM – Mobile Turntable Systems

Size ø0,6 m up to ø0,8 m
EUT weight up to 200 kg

Antenna Mast Systems

FAM – Frankonia Antenna Mast

The FAM is Frankonia’s standard antenna mast solution compliant according to CISPR 16-1-4. For customers’ convenience, the Frankonia antenna mast is equipped with wheels and can be folded to enable easy transportation and handling. To reduce unintentional reflections, the masts are made of fiberglass and plastic materials. Any reflecting materials have been reduced to a minimum.

Type FAM2-4 FAM2-6
Polarization Electric, 0° to 90°
Polarization time approx. 6 sec.
Polarization accuracy 0,2°
Height scan (Electric) 0,9-4,0m 0,9-6,0m
Height scan accuracy ±5mm
Height scan speed 10mm/sec to 150mm/sec (dynamic movement)
Dimensions 1,2×0,9×4,5m 1,2×0,9×6,5m
Weight approx. 85 kg approx. 90 kg
Power supply 230V
Antenna weight max. 12 kg incl. adapter
Interface IEEE 488.2 GPIB interface with SCPI commands
Controller FC06.1

Features

Compliant acc. to CISPR 16-1-4

Electrical height scan 
from 1,0m to 4,0m (FAM2-4) or from 1,0m to 6,0m (FAM2-6)

Antennas up to 12 kg (incl. adapter weight) at cross-beam section

Total height 4,5m

Height scan accuracy ±5mm

Electric polarization 0°-90°

6 sec. polarization time

Manual antenna alignment ±2°

Easy positioning of antenna tube through clamp ring

Adapted software and independent controller (IEEE 488.2 GPIB interface with SCPI commands)

EMC proof

FBM – Frankonia Boresight Antenna Mast

Based on the FAM antenna mast construction, the FBM boresight antenna mast is compliant with ANSI C63.4 and CISPR 16-1-4 that includes an advanced tilt function. To offer full flexibility, the tilt function can be switched off, so that the FBM operates as a standard mast. Within the tilt function, the FBM software automatically calculates the tilt angle in accordance with the antenna specific reference point, as well as distance, position and size of the EUT and monitors the complete test procedure.

Polarization Pneumatic, 0° to 90°
Polarization time approx. 6 sec.
Polarization accuracy 0,2°
Height scan (Electric) 1,0-4,0m
Height scan accuracy ±5mm
Height scan speed 10mm/sec to 150mm/sec (dynamic movement)
Tilt 0°-50° automatic adjustment
Tilt accuracy ±0,5°
Dimensions 1,3×0,8×4,9m
Weight approx. 95 kg
Power supply 230V
Air 6-8 bar
Antenna weight

max. 12 kg incl. adapter (normal mode)

max. 8 kg incl. adapter (boresight mode)

Interface IEEE 488.2 GPIB interface with SCPI commands
Controller FC06.1B

Features

Compliant acc. to ANSI C63.4 and CISPR 16-1-4

Step-wise and step-less mode

Usable as standard mast without tilt-mode

Easy positioning of antenna tube through clamp ring

Adapted software and independent controller

EMC proof

Operation modes

Standard operating mode without tilt function

Boresight operating mode with tilt function

Adjustable antenna start height and tilt angle calculation

Negative tilt angle at 1,0 m antenna height

Automatic tilt angle calculation using the specific reference point of the antenna

Automatic tilt angle calculation in accordance with distance, position and size of EUT

FSM – Frankonia Antenna Stand

The FSM is Frankonia’s standard manual antenna mast solution. The height level of the double telescopic antenna masts FSM1.6 and FSM2.0 can be adjusted manually. To avoid unwanted reflections, the mast rods are made of fiber glass. A collapsible tripod provides a secure stand and easy adaption. The perpendicular mast adjustment is simplified with a spirit level mounted at the tripod. Antennas can be mounted directly on the 3/8” male thread or using adapters for double stacked antennas.

The main application of FSM4.0 is emission measurements, where frequent height scans are required. Level adjustment from 0,4 m to 4,15 m can easily be done by using the manual winch. The FSM4.0 tripod is suitable for both stationary and mobile applications. The antennas are mounted with their 22mm tube directly to the support, the polarization device is fixed with an indexing ring for both, vertical and horizontal polarization.

The polarization device FPD-01 is an electrical unit to adjust the polarization of antennas. The maximum weight of antennas is 5 kg with a 90° polarization range. The FDP-01 polarization device has an antenna tube of 22mm, which is equipped with a clamp ring for easy and safe installation of antennas. On the side, a 3/8-16 UNC thread is foreseen for the installation to a FSM antenna stand. The software operation requires a FC06.1 controller with 24V output.

Type FSM-1.6 FSM-2.0 FSM-4.0
Height adjustment 0,9-1,6m 1,2-2,0m 0,4-4,15m
Antenna or adapter 3/8” 3/8” 22mm
Adapter MAS or MAD MAS or MAD
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