Turning force control systems based on the estimated cutting force signals

Kunsoo Huh, Jaeok Kim

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While a cutting tool is machining a workpiece at various cutting depth, the feedrate is usually selected based on the maximum depth of cut. Even if this selection can avoid power saturation or tool breakage, it is very conservative compared to the capacity of the machine tools and can reduce the productivity significantly. Many adaptive control techniques have been reported that can adjust the feedrate to maintain the constant cutting force. However, these controllers are not very widely used in manufacturing industry because of the limitations in measuring the cutting force signals. In this paper, turning force control systems based on the estimated cutting force signals are proposed. A synthesized cutting force monitor is introduced to estimate the cutting force as accurately as a dynamometer does. Three control strategies of PI, adaptive and fuzzy logic controllers are applied to investigate the feasibility of utilizing the estimated cutting force for turning force control. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed systems can be easily realized in CNC lathe with requiring little additional hardware.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-688
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jun 21999 Jun 4


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