• MACHINES

    SPRING ACTUATORS FOR CYCLIC MOVEMENTS

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 10 (2016), Issue 11, pg(s) 7-11

    This paper discusses a spring-loaded accumulator with the output rotary link used in drives with energy recuperation for step movements. The basic principles of drives with energy recuperation made using the properties of oscillatory systems, when the energy spent on acceleration of the inertial mass moves from kinetic to potential energy. This drive must be equipped with accumulators of mechanical energy and managed retainers. The creation of such actuators is caused, mainly, by the necessity of increasing speed, large, in comparison with traditional, technical capabilities, when the comparative simplicity of their designs and low cost.