International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014
Author(s) : PARITOSH RUSTOGI
Is paper intends to give proposal and reasoning for various applications where a pantograph mechanism can be utilized to obtain a simpler machine with high accuracy. A pantograph is an old mechanism and is widely used in electrical locomotives to transfer electricity from catenary lines. It consist of 5 linkages forming parallelogram, each of the link is connected with the help of pin joint in order to form a revolute pair. Its only function is to imitate an enhanced or dwindle image of the geometry it traces. By this virtue, it can be installed with some modifications in various machines to ease the complexity of these machines and their costs. Individual modelling and motion analysis in solidworks of these mechanism is also in the scope of this paper, but due to redundancy of same kind of results only some results are shown. Analysis is done by using three types of pantograph, so that all three same outputs can vouch for feasibility of application.