Application of Conjugate Cam Design Software Platform in Die Cutting Platen Press Mechanism
The design of the conjugate cams was analyzed in this paper, and the calculation process of conjugate cams profile data to meet the pressure angle and the curvature radius was introduced in detail. With VB as the software platform, the curves data of the conjugate cams were designed and calculated, the curves were also displayed on the platform. Base on the designing platform, the motion parameter of the followers, such as displacement, velocity and acceleration, could be achieved and saved in the certain format. The parameterization design and motion analysis were also could be performed to help the designer to find the mistakes, such as the rotation difficulty caused by excessive pressure angle, the motion distortion and overcut during machining caused by small radius of curvature. So the mistakes could be corrected and the product developing cycle could be shortened. The system could accomplish the information transmission and information sharing among the subsystems and enhanced the integration and automation of the conjugate cam design and manufacture. It also could be taken as platform for designing, manufacturing and performance researching of the conjugate cams. Finally, the example of the moving platform die-cutting mechanism in an automatic die-cutting machine verified the usability and effectiveness of the software platform.
X. D. Shi et al., "Application of Conjugate Cam Design Software Platform in Die Cutting Platen Press Mechanism", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 127, pp. 207-213, 2012