Cranks, Rockers, Sliders

In this step, we connect these Function-Blocks (FB):

A Linear-Motion FB
A Motion-Dimension FB
A Motion FB and a Gearing FB

These FBs, together, specify how and when a Crank, Rocker or Slider moves.

tog_minus        A Rocker

Icon-FB-LinearMotion

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Icon-FB-Motion

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Icon-FB-MotDim-Rocker

A Rocker is a Part that rotates around a Pin-Joint with a motion as defined by motion-values at the input-connector of a Motion-Dimension FB.

QST6-3-4

The image shows a Rocker. To add a Rocker:

The Base-Value is 40º2s

2.Add a Motion FB3s to the graphic-area.
3.Add a Linear-Motion FB4s to the graphic-area.
4.Drag wires to connect the Linear-Motion FB to the Motion FB to the Motion-Dimension FB
5.To edit the FBs, double-click the FB icons.

 

tog_minus        A Crank

Icon-FB-LinearMotion

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Icon-FB-MotDim-Rocker

 

In MechDesigner, the Crank is a simplified Rocker. It rotates at constant speed.

QST6-3-1

The 'Crank':

1.A Part joined to a 'kinematically-defined' Part with a Pin-Joint
2.The angle between the parts defined with a Motion-Dimension FB1s-red
3.Add and connect a Linear-Motion FB2s to the input of the Motion-Dimension FB

 

To reverse the direction of the Crank, add and connect a Gearing FB3s between the Linear-Motion and Motion-Dimension FB, and edit it to change the Gearing Ratio parameter to -1.

tog_minus        A Slider

Icon-FB-LinearMotion

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Icon-FB-Motion

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Icon-FB-MotDim-Slider

A Slider is a Part that reciprocates, back-and-forth, along a Slide-Joint.

QST6-3-5

The image shows a Slider. To add a Slider:

The initial position, here 7.98mm2s, is the 'Base-Value'

2.Add a Motion FB3s to the graphic-area
3.Add a Linear-Motion FB4s to the graphic-area.
4.Connect the Linear-Motion FB to the Motion FB to the Motion-Dimension FB.
5.To edit the FBs, double-click the icons.

 

See the video to the left.

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd