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Robot Telescoping Arm and Drive Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040492D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brady, WA Brown, LW Manthei, LW [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a robot telescoping arm and drive mechanism wherein the arm does not encroach on the space at the rear side of a fixed support member. Typically, a telescoping member of a robot arm or other mechanism which is required to extend and retract would require space behind the fixed portion of the mechanism so that the moving portion of the assembly can move into this space when retracted. The prismatic or telescoping robot arm assembly described in this article does not encroach on the space at the rear side of the fixed support member. Fig. 1 is a side view partly in section of the telescoping assembly. This assembly is constructed using one fixed casting member, and two moving members.