In this paper, a spring-parallel rncchanisrii within high precision and wide working area, based on compliant mechanism, is presented. Spring-parallel mechanism is a parallel mechanism in which all of the joints are composed by elastic deformable joints. The presented mechanism is composed by circular spring joints that have been inspired by a plant "Drakaca". From our analytical and experimental tests, it was revealed that the circular spring joint has desirable characteristics for composing a spring-parallel mechanism. From these primary experiments, we developed a 3 I)OF spring-parallel mechanisiii, to be used for au optical component positioning machine. The prototype evaluation tests revealed the advantageous characteristics of the mechanism.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 19 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering