Aspects on Design of High Precision Parallel Robots

Aspects on Design of High Precision Parallel Robots

Categories Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Year 2004
Authors Hesselbach, J.; Wrege, J.; Raatz, A.; Becker, O.
Published in Journal of Assembly Automation, Emerald, 2004, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 49-57

This paper presents a concept for a micro‐assembly station and shows different possibilities for increasing the positioning accuracy. The main part of the station consists of a spatial parallel structure with three translational degrees of freedom. An additional rotational axis is integrated into the working platform. This structure is constructed with low friction joints, which are nearly free of backlash. The construction of these high precision joints is presented and the characteristics of the robot such as workspace and resolution are discussed. After this an approach for increasing the accuracy of parallel robots by integrating flexure hinges into the structure is described.

ISSN 0144-5154
DOI 10.1108/01445150410517183