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Controls and Sensors for Advanced Manufacturing

Published

Author(s)

Frederick M. Proctor

Abstract

This paper describes research into improving the performance of machine tools and robots. Techniques for improving accuracy, such as thermal compensation, automatic teaching, and force-based surface and edge finishing, are described. These techniques have been demonstrated to greatly improve the performance of machine tools and robots, but their application has been limited due to the proprietary nature of most industrial robot and machine tool controllers. The paper addresses the issue of proprietary architectures in the light of recent programs to standardize interfaces in the controller industry.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Technology Forum
Conference Dates
June 4-5, 1992
Conference Location
Chicago, IL
Conference Title
International Manufacturing Technology Forum

Keywords

control, error compensation, machining, manufacturing, open architecture, robotics

Citation

Proctor, F. (1994), Controls and Sensors for Advanced Manufacturing, Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Technology Forum, Chicago, IL, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820481 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created January 1, 1994, Updated February 17, 2017