Theoretical Study on Rotating Platform Design for Platform-Based Lifting Fruit-Picking Vehicle in Mountainous Terrain
The rotating platform is one of important components of the platform-based lifting picking vehicle, which guarantees that the vehicle works well in mountainous terrain. Based on a brief introduction of structural composition and function of rotating platform, the deflection mechanism of rotating platform was analyzed theoretically. By analyzing the structural composition and calculating DOF (Degrees of Freedom), the reasonableness of the scheme was verified and the kinematics equations were established. According to the stability requirements of picking vehicle and the characteristics of operating environment in mountain, the design theory for the support system of rotating platform and its performance requirements were discussed, and further the important structural parameters and design methods was studied.
Hun Guo, Zuo Dunwen, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
X. B. Dong and H. Wu, "Theoretical Study on Rotating Platform Design for Platform-Based Lifting Fruit-Picking Vehicle in Mountainous Terrain", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 458, pp. 192-199, 2011