Geometry Modeling for Indexing Cams Based on Screw Theory and Product of Exponential Formula
This paper proposes a method of geometry modeling for indexing cam mechanism by using screw theory and exponential product formula. Kinematic analysis based on screw theory is introduced firstly. Then, method to model surface of indexing cams is presented when screw theory and exponential product formula are applied. The paper gives examples to obtain the geometry models of roller gear cam, barrel indexing cam and parallel indexing cam. Our work suggests that this method can avoid the burdensome work on building coordinate systems, transformation matrixes and understanding on the mechanism. Moreover, this method can be used to innovate and design new types of indexing mechanism.
Wunyuh Jywe, Chieh-Li Chen, Kuang-Chao Fan, R.F. Fung, S.G. Hanson,Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chaug-Liang Hsu, You-Min Huang, Yunn-Lin Hwang, Gerd Jäger, Y.R. Jeng, Wenlung Li, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chien-Chang Lin, Zong-Ching Lin, Cheng-Kuo Sung and Ching-Huan Tzeng
Z. Y. Chang et al., "Geometry Modeling for Indexing Cams Based on Screw Theory and Product of Exponential Formula", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 505-507, pp. 991-996, 2006