Self-Balanced Conco-Balancer Manipulator with Band Mechanism
The manipulators, used to handling products or devices in industrial departments, needs to be self-balanced in order to compensate the different weight of the load in its position in the workspace. The known technical solution for self-balancing with counterweight, springs and actuators can be substituted through a band mechanism. The paper proposed a new self-balancing solution for the conco-balancer manipulator with band mechanism and presents its synthesis approach. The non-circular profile of the band mechanism permits the variation of the compensated moment in order to be easy manipulated the load by the operator.
Cornel Brișan, Vistrian Mătieș, Sergiu-Dan Stan and Stelian Brad
E. C. Lovasz et al., "Self-Balanced Conco-Balancer Manipulator with Band Mechanism", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 166-167, pp. 259-264, 2010