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How to Replace Gears by Mechanisms (Linkages)

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Kurt Hain, Gerhard Marx

Institut für Landtechnische Grundlagenforschung der Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Braunschweig, Germany

J. Eng. Ind 81(2), 126-130 (May 01, 1959) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008265 History: Received March 24, 1958; Published May 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019

Abstract

A practical method is shown for designing four-bar mechanisms having a prescribed transmission ratio held within prescribed tolerances, for a limited range of motion. Such mechanisms may economically replace gears in many applications. Charts enable the designer to choose the mechanism having the best transmission angle possible.

Copyright © 1959 by ASME
Topics: Linkages , Gears , Design
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