Novel design of an adjustable constant force mechanism based on cam and spring

Godfrey Keung, Chao Chen

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Abstract

An adjustable constant force mechanism is introduced. The profile is generated based on energy equations to obtain a parabolic pro-le and utilize lever arms to allow constant force adjustment. The reaction force error due to friction and dimension error is analysed to identify the output force error of the mechanism. A proof of concept prototype is built and a loading experiment is conducted to validate the mechanism synthesis and analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mechanism and Machine Science
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th IFToMM World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science
EditorsTadeusz Uhl
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages1481-1490
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030201319
ISBN (Print)9783030201302
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science World Congress 2019 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 30 Jun 20194 Jul 2019
Conference number: 15th
http://iftomm2019.com/

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume73
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

Conference

ConferenceInternational Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science World Congress 2019
Abbreviated titleIFToMM 2019
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period30/06/194/07/19
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Keywords

  • cam mechanism
  • constant force mechanism

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