On a New Type of Vibrating Lift

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J. Inoue, S. Kubo

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University, Higashi-ku Fukuoka, Japan

Y. Araki

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Tobata-ku Kitakyushu, Japan

J. Mech. Des 102(2), 264-269 (Apr 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254740 History: Received May 29, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


This paper investigates in detail the new vibrating lift made by utilizing the principle of the self-synchronization of mechanical vibrators. In a general way products ride up inclined way of the spiral trough of a vibrating lift, propelled by forces generated by two unbalanced rotors connected by the gear and driven by a motor, which are mounted on top of the structure in a horizontal position. This machine is a new type of vibrating lift. The axes of two unbalanced rotors are nonparallel and each driven by two asynchronous motors. One motor is positioned on the right hand side and the other is situated on the left hand side of the structure in a vertical position. In spite of the absence of any connection between two rotors, they rotate at the same speed and have the definite phase angle between them as the result of the phenomena of the self-synchronization under a certain condition. This phenomenon is also called entrainment. Accordingly, by the linear vibration in the direction of the axis of the structure and rotational vibration about the axis of the structure by two unbalanced rotors, products ride up inclined way of the spiral trough.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Topics: Lifts
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