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Floating, Self Aligning Y Axis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050963D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

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Frye, CS [+details]


Rigidly fixing the Y-arm in a manipulator frame has caused considerable problems in the past. For example, the thermal expansion and contraction of the frame causes distortion of the Y-arm which can interfere with the accuracy of a manipulator guided thereby.