Barents, R and Schenk, M and van Dorsser, WD and Wisse, BM and Herder, JL (2011) Spring-to-Spring Balancing as Energy-Free Adjustment Method in Gravity Equilibrators. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 133. 061010-.Full text not available from this repository.
Generally, adjustment of gravity equilibrator to a new payload requires energy, e.g. to increase the pre-load of the balancing spring. A novel way of energy-free adjustment of gravity equilibrators is possible by introducing the concept of a storage spring. The storage spring supplies or stores the energy necessary to adjust the balancer spring of the gravity equilibrator. In essence the storage spring mechanism maintains a constant potential energy within the spring mechanism; energy is exchanged between the storage and balancer spring when needed. Various conceptual designs using both zero-free-length springs and regular extension springs are proposed. Two models were manufactured demonstrating the practical embodiments and functionality.
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