Study of the effect of temperature on the positioning accuracy of the pneumatic muscles
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Aleja Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The article concerns experimental studies of the effect of temperature on the positioning accuracy of pneumatic muscles. It presents results of experimental studies in the form of thermal images from thermal imaging camera. Pneumatic artificial muscles have unique operational characteristics and because of that they are used in industrial production processes, where classic drives do not work. During operation of muscles with large frequencies above 60 Hz, one can observe a significant increase in temperatures on the bladder surface. The article concerns a study aimed at the determination of the maximum temperature which can be achieved and whether it affects the accuracy of their positioning.
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