Hoeckens linkage

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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 Hoeckens linkage is a cognate linkage of the Chebyshev linkage.

Hoecken's straight line mechanism.

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

A generalization of Hoeckens linkage is Wittgenstein's rod.

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