lateral compliance

lateral compliance

[′lad·ə·rəl kəm′plī·əns]
(engineering acoustics)
That characteristic of a stylus based on the force required to move it from side to side as it follows the grooves of a phonograph record.
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It can also be used in robotics applications where simultaneous lateral compliance and axial stiffness is desired, as in attaching a fixture to the robot that can move sideways for assembly.
This presentation will examine the increasing urgency in municipal I&I abatement, and will provide an overview of current private lateral compliance initiatives.
"It all came down to determining the right dynamic behavior, lateral compliance and steer angle needed so we could create the geometry that could perform all the functions we needed and have good NVH characteristics," Kunselman says.
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