A striking mechanism for precision engineering. A special step-by-step drive
An effective and universally useful means of adjustment in the realm of precision engineering and optics becomes possible with the realization of a new driving mechanism. In contrast to traditional adjustment methods, the mechanical component will be situated in its final position before the start of the adjustment process. Specific mechanical impulses generated be a striking mechanism are transmitted either directly to the mechanical component or indirectly to its housing (carrier). This results in minute linear motions or fine angular motions caused by the stick-slip-effect. The following paper explains the preliminary results of our theory and our experiments. A prototype of the electromechanical striking mechanism has been researched and developed by the Fraunhofer Institution for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany. PC-based algorithm software allows fast and exact positioning for precision engineering and optical components.