Presentation of a Mechanism with a Maltese Cross (Geneva Driver)
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 891-900; DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.891.900
10 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 6, 2018
The paper presents briefly a mechanism with a cross of Malta. The mechanisms with a Maltese cross (Geneva driver) are present in automation, robotics, mechanical transmissions, continuous variable transmissions, old clocks, especially when it comes to transmitting forces and high moments, being used instead of or with the gears. The geometry of the mechanism consisting of two elements, the kinematics and the forces appearing in this mechanism with a fourth-class upper coupler, are studied very briefly. By studying the forces that appear within the mechanism couple, a dynamic study is also carried out.
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