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Placement of the material temperature sensor during measuring the accuracy of CNC machine tools
Author(s): Dong-sheng Zhao; Min-qiang Jia; Jian Zhang; Lei Sun; Wei-jun Li
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Paper Abstract

In view of the dispute on the placement of material sensor when measuring the positional accuracy of a linear axis of a CNC machine tool, this paper presents the method and principle of deciding where to put the material temperature sensor. The positional accuracy of the linear axis of the machine tool is one of the most important performance parameters, and it must be measured when setup and check. The placement of the material temperature sensor has great influence on the measurement accuracy. At present, there are two main views on this issue: one is to place the sensor on the table of the machine tool, the other is to place it on the feedback system. This conflict between these two debates often makes the measurers feel confused and as a result influences the measure quality, sometimes. This thesis attempts to classify the CNC machine tools positional accuracy measurement according to its different purposes, then further presents the best placement. The thesis also elaborates other relevant questions of the placement of the material temperature sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8916, Sixth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements, 89162O (10 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035876
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Dong-sheng Zhao, Shandong Institute of Metrology (China)
Min-qiang Jia, Shandong Institute of Metrology (China)
Jian Zhang, Shandong Institute of Metrology (China)
Lei Sun, Shandong Institute of Metrology (China)
Wei-jun Li, Shandong Institute of Metrology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8916:
Sixth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements
Shenghua Ye; Yetai Fei, Editor(s)

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