Comparative Assessment of Several Nutation Motor Types

@article{Uzuka2009ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative Assessment of Several Nutation Motor Types},
  author={Kazuo Uzuka and Isao Enomoto and Koichi Suzumori},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={82-92}
}
A new type of pneumatic stepping motor, named a nutation motor, has been developed. By using a simple mechanism in a compact body, this motor can generate high torque. The nutation motor consists of three small linear pneumatic actuators and a gear-reduction mechanism that transforms their motion into rotation of the output shaft. Driving each pneumatic actuator sequentially with pneumatic digital signals results in nutation of the input bevel gear, which causes the output shaft to rotate. In… CONTINUE READING

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