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Kinematic design method for six-bar linkage sley drive mechanisms in weaving
Recep Eren & Ahmet Aydemir
Received 27 May 2004; revised received 15 October 2004; accepted 28 December 2004
A kinematic design method has been developed for calculating the link lengths of a six-bar linkage sley drive mechanism satisfying the required sley motion. Initially, a six-bar mechanism is divided into a crank rocker mechanism and a double rocker mechanism and then the equations are introduced for the kinematic design and analysis. The effect of mechanism parameters on sley motion is also investigated. It is observed that the Dj¢, which is a freely chosen design parameter of the double rocker mechanism, has the most significant effect on sley motion and that the effect of crank rocker mechanism on sley motion is also significant. Other mechanism parameters have no significant effect on sley motion. It is also observed in the design trials that the practically applicable link lengths can be obtained while the sley motion requirements are being satisfied.
Keywords: Six-bar linkage sley drive mechanism, Sley motion, Weaving
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7 D03C19/00
Vol. 30, September 2005, pp. 252-257