A Design Guide for Hybrid Machine Applications

Authors: L. Canan Tokuz DÜLGER, John Rees JONES

Abstract: This paper presents a design guide for programmable motion implementations using hybrid machines. Characteristically different output motions for a transforming mechanism are chosen and successfully studied. These motions are taken as a basis to deduce important performance characteristics: the optimum amount of motion modulation, input torques and power ratings required, and alternative configurations for hybrid machines. All comparisons made are between programmable machines and hybrid machines by using the computer model developed. The observations taken from the experimental set-up are also used. The behaviour of these machines is examined and the predicted benefits and drawbacks found in possible application are revealed and discussed.

Keywords: Hybrid machines, Programmable machines, Servomotor driven mechanisms, Mathematical modelling