Desktop 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine
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Parallel kinematic machines (PKM) are still a research-and-development topic in many laboratories although many of them, unfortunately, have no PKM at all. Therefore, the use of a desktop educational 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine is suggested as a help in the process of acquiring basic experiences in the field of PKM. The developed desktop educational 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine is based on a newly developed 3-DOF spatial parallel mechanism. This paper describes the structure of the machine, modeling approach, and control and programming system based on PC Linux platform with real-time extension and EMC2 (the Enhanced Machine Controller) software system.
KeywordsParallel kinematic machines Kinematics modeling Desktop milling machine
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