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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

New Pneumatic Cylinders for Improving Servo Actuator Positioning Accuracy

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Igor L. Krivts

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Materials Inc., PDC, Box 211, Nes-Ziona, 70451, Israel e-mail: igor_krayvitz@amat.com

J. Mech. Des 126(4), 744-747 (Aug 12, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1737380 History: Received March 01, 2003; Revised October 01, 2003; Online August 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the servo pneumatic linear positioning system
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Pneumatic cylinder with flexible chambers
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External force response for the pneumatic cylinder from composite material
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External force response for the pneumatic cylinder with flexible chambers
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Velocity and pressure responses for the pneumatic cylinder from composite material
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Velocity and pressure responses for the pneumatic cylinder with flexible chambers
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Histogram of positioning errors for the standard pneumatic cylinder
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Histogram of positioning errors for the pneumatic cylinder from composite material
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Histogram of positioning errors for the pneumatic cylinder with flexible chambers

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