Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Design of a flexible conveyer microrobot with electromagnetic field-based friction drive control for microfactory stations

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

This Article is currently unavailable for purchase.
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

This paper proposes and demonstrates the feasibility of a new generation of compliant piezoelectric microconveyers for microobjects based on the cooperation of arrayed direct-drive standing wave ultrasonic motors (microSWUMs). Their operating principles, which combine active frictional contact mechanisms with electromagnetic field-based friction drive control, are analyzed. A prototype of a planar-type ultrasonic motor incorporating 48 arrayed microSWUMs, whose overall dimensions are 47 × 29 mm2, has been realized through the use of a flexible active metallic sheet (stator) which acts as a mobile platform. An experimental characterization has been carried out in order to identify the main physical and technological limitations specific to millimeter scale standing wave motors. The corresponding results indicate that powerful force/speed characteristics on the millimeter scale can be expected, i.e. high output force density around 20 mN · mm-2, a carried load ratio reaching 1 kg · cm-2, a traveling distance without displacement restrictions, and a nanometer resolution of positioning.

Affiliations: 1: Laboratoire de Vision et Robotique Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Bourges 10, Boulevard Lahitolle, 18000 Bourges, France

10.1163/156856300744669
/content/journals/10.1163/156856300744669
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156856300744669
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/156856300744669
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156856300744669
2017-10-21

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation