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Prominent Russian Constructions of Harmonic Drives

Gennady A. Timofeev, Yuri V. Kostikov, Andrew A. Yaminski, and Eugene O. Podchsov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia

Abstract— Among different mechanical drives of industrial application harmonic drive mechanisms (HDM) are distinguished by minimal materials consumption and overall dimensions, provide high efficiency, torsion rigidity and low kinematic error. Due to this they are widely used in mechanical actuators, robotics, aerial drives, supporting and turning arrangements of follow-up systems, dial indicators and other precise mechanisms. Drive designs based on internal and external gearing wave generating are considered, many of them are produced at the state-of-the-art level and implemented in many batch production servos.

Index Terms—harmonic drive, wave generator, torsion rigidity, kinematic error

Cite: Gennady A. Timofeev, Yuri V. Kostikov, Andrew A. Yaminski, and Eugene O. Podchsov, "Prominent Russian Constructions of Harmonic Drives," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 775-778, May 2020. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.9.5.775-778

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