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Development and evaluation of a passively operating load-responsive transmission

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2 Author(s)
Maekawa, H. ; Nat. Inst. of Adv. Ind. Sci. & Technol., Japan ; Komoriya, K.

A passively operating transmission capable of switching its reduction ratio in response to load torque was developed. The reduction ratio is switched by a clutch that responds to the load torque using a passive magnetic mechanism without any accessory actuators, sensors, electronics or power supplies. This load-responsive transmission contributes to reduce the power, size and weight of the mechanical system and improves its safety and agility since a variant load can be actuated efficiently using a minimal actuator.

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Robotics and Automation, 2004. TExCRA '04. First IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on

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18-19 Nov. 2004