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Model: T01 Parallel Mechanisms: Single and Compound Chains
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Parallel Guide Mechanisms
ID:
T01
Title (English):
Parallel Mechanisms: Single and Compound Chains
Title (German):
Parallel-Lineal, einfaches und doppeltes
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [201,90]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [201-253,90,255-401]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
parallel guide
Description:
This model contains two illustrations of linkages that produce motions that keep a link parallel to itself. One example on the right is a simple four-bar linkage forming a rhombus. Since the opposite links are of equal length, any motion of the link opposite the grounded link remains parallel to itself. In the second linkage on the left, two four-bar kinematic circuits (or chains) are coupled into a compound mechanism in which the outer link remains parallel to both the grounded link as well as the intermediate vertical link. Parallel linkages are often used in conjunction with other mechanisms to translate motion from one position to another in the machine as in James Watt’s parallel motion linkage for the steam engine (1784) that was coupled to his straight-line mechanism (Model S-24).
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
T01. Parallel Mechanisms: Single and Compound Chains
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/T01.jpg
Size (w x h):
255 x 384

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