The purpose of this paper is to present a step‐by‐step methodology for the design of parallel kinematic machines (PKMs), from the initial stages of the conceptual definition of a new machine to an optimum design fulfilling the complete set of design requirements.
The methodology includes consideration of the kinematic, static and dynamic features required for the manipulator, which must all be assessed in complete industrial design. It is applied to a 4‐degrees‐of‐freedom (DOF) Schönflies motion generator for pick & place operations by way of example.
The authors specify the key stages of a detailed design procedure for parallel manipulators.
There are many publications on the development of specific robots and parallel manipulators based on their particular characteristics. However, it is relatively rare to find a paper on the general procedure with a step‐by‐step methodology applicable to any parallel manipulator.
Hernández, A., Altuzarra, O., Salgado, O., Pinto, C. and Petuya, V. (2012), "Designing parallel manipulators: from specifications to a real prototype", Industrial Robot, Vol. 39 No. 5, pp. 500-512. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911211249797Download as .RIS
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