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Theoretical Design and Control Analysis of Reconfigurable Parallel Kinematic Machine Tools

[+] Author Affiliations
Dan Zhang

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada

Zhuming Bi

National Research Council Canada, London, ON, Canada

Yunjian Ge

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui, China

Paper No. DETC2007-34301, pp. 229-236; 8 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 33rd Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4807-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


This paper introduces the theoretical design and control of reconfigurable parallel kinematic machine tools. First, the general concept of reconfigurable parallel kinematic machine (RPKM) and its growing demand are introduced. Second, the design of reconfigurable parallel kinematic machines is discussed and the geometric modeling of such structures is presented and explained. The potential applications of this type of machine are described. Finally, a case study for one of the proposed structures is conducted, including kinematic/dynamic modeling and control, some results and simulation are demonstrated.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Machine tools , Design



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