Volume 38, Number 5, October 2020
|Page(s)||1105 - 1111|
|Published online||08 December 2020|
Mechanism Design and Analysis of a New Overhead Transmission Line Inspection Robot
North China Electric Power University, Baoding 071003, China
The requirements of power system for the safety of overhead transmission lines are increasing. With the rapid development of mobile robot technology, the inspection of overhead transmission lines by inspection robots has become a research hotspot in recent years. Aiming at the task requirements of transmission line inspection robots and the environmental characteristics of transmission lines, researchers at home and abroad have developed a variety of inspection robots. However, most of these robots have problems such as inability to cross the strain tower, low obstacle crossing efficiency and poor safety. In order to solve the above problems, this paper proposes a new four-arm inspection robot mechanism. The robot can cross the strain tower with two different sets of arms working together. The rectangular frame structure on the walking arm improves the obstacle crossing efficiency of the robot, and the closed hanging mechanism ensures that the robot does not fall from the line. In this paper, the three-dimensional model of the robot is established, and the specific structure and motion parameters are given. Three typical obstacle-crossing modes are planned, and the motion analysis and force simulation analysis of the robot's obstacle-crossing process are carried out. The simulation result shows that the mechanism can efficiently cross the strain towers and common obstacles on the transmission line.
Key words: inspection robot / four-arm structure / strain tower / obstacle-crossing mechanism / design / simulation
关键字 : 巡线机器人 / 耐张型杆塔 / 越障机构 / 四臂式结构 / 设计 / 仿真
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