US Patent No. 10,744,640

PARALLEL LINK ROBOT


Patent No. 10,744,640
Issue Date August 18, 2020
Title Parallel Link Robot
Inventorship Masahiro Yamamoto, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee FANUC CORPORATION, Yamanashi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,744,640

1. A parallel link robot comprising:a plurality of drive units; and
link units each driven by the corresponding drive unit,
wherein each of the drive units includes a motor, a transmission mechanism configured to transmit rotation of the motor to the link unit, and a housing configured to hold the motor, and
the housing includes a straight cylindrical main body configured to contain the motor and the transmission mechanism, a cylindrical branch diverging midway along the length of the main body, a first connection portion including a flange surface provided on a longitudinal end surface of the main body, a second connection portion including a flange surface provided on a longitudinal end surface of the branch, and an opening through which the link unit extends, the first connection portion of one of the drive units and the second connection portion of another of the drive units being connected to each other, the second connection portion of the one of the drive units and the first connection portion of another of the drive units being connected to each other.