Translational parallel manipulator with Pa2 kinematic joints
Hernández Frías, Alfonso
Petuya Arcocha, Víctor
Macho Mier, Erik
Amezua San Martín, Enrique
MetadataShow full item record
New Advances in Mechanisms, Mechanical Transmissions and Robotics . Mechanisms and Machine Science 46 : 311-319 (2017)
The kinematic pair Pa2 is composed of two interlinked parallelograms. It has two degrees of freedom that generate a translational plane variable with position. It has a structure different from the PaPa pair, which is composed also by two parallelograms but generates a constant translational plane. Currently, the Pa2 pair is used at conceptual level but it is not used in al-most any practical application. There are advantages and drawbacks in using it. The main drawback is the high number of redundant constraints that this pair possesses. However, sub-stituting carefully the revolute joints by spherical joints can eliminate these redundant con-straints. Also, this pair constitutes a more rigid structure that replaces adequately the problem-atic passive prismatic joints. In this paper, will be presented a preliminary study of a translational parallel manipulator (PM) based on the use of the Pa2 pair: the 3-PPa2 that contains redundant constraints in its global structure. To study the potentiality of the PM presented in this paper, the following analyses will be done: position and velocity (direct and inverse kinematics), workspace and singularity analysis. Also the potentiality to be optimised will be studied.