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JRM Vol.20 No.2 pp. 311-315
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0311
(2008)

Development Report:

A New Device for Converting Rotary Motion into Linear Motion Study of Rotary-to-Linear Harmonic Drive® (Harmonic Linear Drive®)

Stéphanie Moune, Keiji Ueura, and Noboru Takizawa

Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.

Received:
September 29, 2007
Accepted:
November 30, 2007
Published:
April 20, 2008
Keywords:
linear motion, gearbox, harmonic drive®
Abstract

This paper describes a new concept for linear motion based on the similar theory of strain wave gearing, which has been used for more than forty years by Harmonic Drive Systems Inc. Gear teeth are replaced by screw threads and rotation of the input side generates linear translation at the output. Besides design flexibility and reasonable costs, the new rotary-to-linear harmonic drive® has shown promising potential in positioning accuracy as well as in high load capacity. It is able to compete (and to surpass in some features) with ball screw or lead screw systems.

Cite this article as:
Stéphanie Moune, Keiji Ueura, and Noboru Takizawa, “A New Device for Converting Rotary Motion into Linear Motion Study of Rotary-to-Linear Harmonic Drive® (Harmonic Linear Drive®),” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.2, pp. 311-315, 2008.
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References
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  2. [2] D. W. Dudley, “Gear Handbook (Harmonic Drive arrangements),” McGraw-Hill publishing Co., pp. 3-35-43, 1962.

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