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On the Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms for Production Automation


Prof. Giorgio Figliolini < figliolini@ing.unicas.it >
Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics University of Cassino
Italy

October 9, 2002 at  11:10 AM
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Several results on the kinematic synthesis of mechanisms for production automation systems, providing indexing and reciprocating motion, will be discussed in this seminar. In particular, a general design-oriented algorithm for the synthesis of conjugate Geneva mechanisms with curved slots and their pure-rolling cam-equivalent mechanisms will be introduced. The force-transmission characteristics of these two types of mechanisms will be compared. Moreover, the complete modelling of both meshing N-lobed elliptical gears and their rack for design and analysis purposes, by means of a suitable shaper-cutter with an involute tooth profile, is reported.