Hexaglide 6 DOF and Triaglide 3 DOF Parallel Manipulators

  • M. Hebsacker
  • T. Treib
  • O. Zirn
  • M. Honegger
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Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)


Parallel Machine Tools with fixed length legs have great advantages compared to conventional Hexapods in terms of manufacturability. Following this design two machine tool prototypes, the 6 DOF “Hexaglide” and the 3 DOF ’Triaglide have been built and investigated. The Triaglide represents a very cost effective 3 axis NC module superior to comparable conventional designs. After calibration repeatability better than 1 im and a velocity gain more than twice that of conventional maphines is achieved using a modified standard NC controller. Advanced control schemes to achieve superior performance and methods for calibration are being developed.


Machines Hexapod Parallel Mechanisms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hebsacker
    • 2
  • T. Treib
    • 1
  • O. Zirn
    • 1
  • M. Honegger
    • 2
  1. 1.Mikron SA AgnoLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.ETHZürichSwitzerland

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