Developnieiit of a spring-Parallel mechanism tising circular spring joints based on compliant mechanism

Hiroaki Kozuka, Jumpei Arata, Kenji Okuda, Akinori Onaga, Motoshi Ohno, Akihito Sano, Hideo Fujimoto

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3216-3227
Number of pages12
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Volume78
Issue number793
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 19 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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