Hoecken linkage

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Animation of the Hoecken linkage.

Example Dimensions:
Cyan Link = 1
Yellow Link = 9
Distance between Ground Joints = 2

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

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

A generalization of the Hoecken linkage is Wittgenstein's rod.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "DMG Lib: Browse, Literature". www.dmg-lib.org.
  3. ^ Hoecken, Karl. Steigerung der Wirtschaftlichkeit durch zweckmäßige Anwendung der Getriebelehre, Werkstattechnik 1926.

External links[edit]

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