Spatial static gravity balancing with ideal springs

Freek L.S. te Riele*, Just L. Herder, Edsko E.G. Hekman

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses mechanisms that allow for perfect static balancing of rotations about a fixed spherical joint by means of ideal springs. Using a potential energy consideration, balancing conditions of a spatial three-spring balancer will be derived. It will be shown that not satisfying these conditions causes nonconstant terms in the potential energy expression of the springmechanism, which can be eliminated by coupling the springmechanism to an inverted pendulum.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASME 2004 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    Subtitle of host publication28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Pages425-432
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)0-7918-3742-4
    ISBN (Print)0-7918-4695-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
    Event28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference 2004 - Salt Lake City, United States
    Duration: 28 Sep 20042 Oct 2004

    Conference

    Conference28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference 2004
    CountryUnited States
    CitySalt Lake City
    Period28/09/042/10/04

    Keywords

    • Gravity equilibrator
    • Rehabilitation technology
    • Rolling link mechanisms
    • Spatial
    • Static balance

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    te Riele, F. L. S., Herder, J. L., & Hekman, E. E. G. (2004). Spatial static gravity balancing with ideal springs. In ASME 2004 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: 28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B (pp. 425-432). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2004-57166