A microcontroller-based end milling cutter monitoring and management system

Authors: Prickett, Paul1; Siddiqui, Raees2; Grosvenor, Roger2

Source: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 55, Numbers 9-12, August 2011 , pp. 855-867(13)

Publisher: Springer

Buy & download fulltext article:

OR

Price: $47.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The monitoring of end milling cutting operations for tool breakage is achieved using a low-cost microcontroller-based system. The system is based upon acquiring and analysing machine tool-based signals for characteristic responses to tool breakage. Spindle speed and load signals are shown to be responsive to tool condition and thus capable of supporting the deployed approach. The resulting system operates in real time with tool breakage detection consistently diagnosed within two revolutions. The monitoring function is extended to consider tool wear using analysis methods applied in the time and frequency domains. Decisions about tool condition are made by integrating all relevant information into a rule base. Higher-level tool management functions supported by the deployed system are identified.

Keywords: End milling process monitoring; Microcontroller-based system architecture; Tool breakage; Tool wear

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-010-3135-z

Affiliations: 1: Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Queens Buildings, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA, UK, Email: Prickett@cf.ac.uk 2: Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Queens Buildings, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA, UK

Publication date: August 1, 2011

Related content

Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content

Text size:

A | A | A | A
Share this item with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. print icon Print this page