Ilanko, S., Aitchison, D. R. & McCallion, H. (2006). A passively adaptive screwdriver: a novel concept for controlling off-diagonal stiffness. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers-Part C- Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 220(2), 249-251.
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A concept for an automated screw driving mechanism is presented. The proposed mechanism has a self-adjusting axial stiffness that depends on the torsional resistance against screwing. It delivers a greater axial thrust when the torsional resistance is greater, for example, towards the final stage of a screwing operation.
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