Design methodology for the structural synthesis of tool change mechanisms

Hong Sen Yan, Chih Wen Yiou, Fu Chen Chen

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The tool change mechanism which executes tool changes between the tool magazine and the spindle plays an important role in machining centers. According to the concept of generalization, graph theory, combinatorial theory, specification, and particularization, this paper presents a design methodology for the generation of all possible design concepts of tool change mechanisms with required topology and motion characteristics. The tool change mechanisms with two and three links are synthesized and shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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