Realization of Statically Balanced Articulated Mechanisms and Scotch Yoke Type Balancers

  • Hong-Nguyen Nguyen
  • Win-Bin ShiehEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


Although numerous gravity balancing schemes had been developed, not too many statically balanced, spatial, articulated mechanisms had been practically implemented. Followed by the brief depiction on the underlined concept of the Scotch yoke type gravity balancer and the virtual-ground scheme, this study emphasizes on the practical design of such a spatial, articulated mechanism and the balancers that it uses. Evolution of our gravity balancer designs is presented and the design issues are discussed. Design problems of the current spatial model are revealed and suggestions for the design improvements of the future models are also included.


Gravity balancer Articulated mechanism Statically balanced Spatial mechanism Scotch yoke mechanism 


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This work was financially supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, under grants MOST 104-2221-E-131-031 and MOST 105-2221-E-131-13.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Danang, University of Science and TechnologyDanangVietnam
  2. 2.Ming Chi University of TechnologyNew TaipeiTaiwan

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