Patent Number: 6,241,437

Title: Hexapodal machining center

Abstract: A hexapodal machining center comprising a fixed frame (1) and a support (2) which are interconnected via six struts (3) of an adjustable length. The connecting points (T.sub.1, T.sub.2, T.sub.3) of three struts on the support form a first working plane, whereas a further working plane is formed by the connecting points (T.sub.4, T.sub.5, T.sub.6) of the three further struts on the support. The frame connection points (G.sub.1, G.sub.2, G.sub.3, G.sub.4, G.sub.5, G.sub.6) of the struts are also arranged in two separate working planes. The connecting points of the two working planes of the support are superimposed such that the connecting lines of the superimposed pairs of connecting points (T.sub.1, T.sub.4 ; T.sub.2, T.sub.5 ; T.sub.3, T.sub.6) extend in parallel with each other. This allows a high degree of movability of the support in all of the six degrees of freedom. In particular, the movability in the three rotational degrees of freedom and the force receiving capacity of the support are optimized.

Inventors: Wieland; Frank (Chemnitz, DE)

Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

International Classification: B23Q 1/54 (20060101); B23Q 1/25 (20060101); B23C 001/12 (); B23B 039/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018