Analysis of the 2D motion of a monolith platform mechanism

  • 1 Student of the Doctoral School at Cracow University of Technology,
  • 2 Laboratory of Techno-Climatic Research and Heavy Duty Machines, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology


This paper summarises the results of motion analysis of a platform mechanism with a monolith design. A four-link planar mechanism was engineered in which the platform positioning is effected via one passive link and two eccentric links actuated by stepper motors. The prototype of the device was fabricated following a computation procedure based on the classical mechanism and machine theory and FEM calculations. Testing performed on the model and on the real device revealed the presence of two points on the platform for which the resultant of two independent perpendicular displacements implemented by two stages can be obtained for small values of angular displacement.

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