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A New Design of Geneva Drive to Reduce Shock Loading

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Geneva drives suffer from inherent shock as a consequence of the geometry of the mechanism. The authors propse a modification to the basic geometry, using a drive pin with a non-circular cross section and slightly tapered slots in the Geneva wheel, which reduces the shock loading thereby making the mechanism suitable for high speed applications. By the application of well-established C.A.D. techniques to define the profile of the drive pin, a cycloidal indexing motion is achieved in which acceleration is zero at the beginning and end of the indexing cycle.

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Author(s): Sadek KSH, Lloyd JL, Smith MR

Publication type: Article

Journal: Mechanism and Machine Theory

Year: 1990

Volume: 25

Issue: 6

Pages: 589-595

ISSN (print): 0094-114X

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3999

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/0094-114X(90)90002-2


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