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Failed Mechanism

Failed Mechanism

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How can I attach the air cylinder to the tab and to the mount blocks? While not losing the ability to actuate the air cylinder and still making the head rotate.

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Re: Failed Mechanism

In general, to close such "kinematic loops", you define multiple mechanism connections in the linking component.

 

It is not clear from your screenshot what the connections are - I will assume that your cylinder assembly ("6471K...") contains the bent sheetmetal mount "tabs", and that the component "HEAD_2_CYL" is the hockey-stick shaped connector that it is rigidly attached to the rotating "HEAD".

 

If that's the case, then edit the definition of the "6471K" component and:

1) add a connection of type "Rigid" where you constrain the cylinder's tab to the mount block.

2) add a 2nd connection of type "cylinder" where you constrain the cylinder's clevis pin to coincide with the hole in the HEAD_2_CYL component.