Precise linear motion output from rotary input

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Hi,

I need to get a precise linear oscillatory motion from a rotary input? Its for a compact carving tool. Any ideas on how to control the displacement? Thnks
 

Integral

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Hi,

I need to get a precise linear oscillatory motion from a rotary input? Its for a compact carving tool. Any ideas on how to control the displacement? Thnks
Strictly speaking the bolded words are mutually exclusive. You simply cannot have linear oscillatory motion. You need to place some constraints on your needs. For example over what range do you need approximately linear motion.
 
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Sorry, by linear oscillatory motion i meant reciprocating motion. It would be over several fixed ranges from 1mm to 3mm for example.
 

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It would also be possible to use some form of a camshaft which has varibly sized lobes for adjutsing the travel. This would also make it possible to have the motor located parallel to the reciprocacting point, rather than perpandicular to it.
 
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Thanks for the ideas! I've been researching how to vary the stroke length of a slider-crank mechanism and have found a few methods but no "practical" solution of how the slider-crank could be adjusted in real life for example the slider-crank mechanism attached below.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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As Fred mentioned, you can have various holes drilled on the crank (i.e. the radius of the rotating arm). That will change the stroke.

If you need this updated in real-time, then a more complex solution might be needed.
 

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