Hoeckens linkage

The Hoeckens linkage[1] is a four-bar mechanism that converts rotational motion to approximate straight-line motion. It is named after Karl Hoecken (1874−1962).[1]

The example to the right spends over half of the cycle in the near straight portion.

The Hoeckens linkage is a cognate linkage of the Chebyshev linkage.

The linkage was first published in 1926.[2][3]

See also


  1. 1 2 Ceccarelli, M. (2014). Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science: Their Contributions and Legacies. History of mechanism and machine science. Springer London, Limited. ISBN 9789401789479.
  2. http://www.dmg-lib.org/dmglib/handler?docum=98009
  3. Hoecken, K.: "Steigerung der Wirtschaftlichkeit durch zweckmäßige Anwendung der Getriebelehre, Werkstattechnik 1926
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