Feedrate optimization for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools is a challenging task that is growing in importance as manufacturing industry demands faster machine tools. The majority of research in this area focusses on optimizing feedrate using modeled process constraints. Some researchers have suggested using measured process parameters instead. The former approach suffers from uncertainties in the modeled process data that is the starting point of the optimization. The latter approach has difficulties achieving high levels of optimality. This study proposes the combination of both modeled and measured process data. To this end, a control architecture is described that allows combining measured and modeled process constraints. Within this architecture, a new algorithm to determine time optimum feedrates using modeled velocity and acceleration constraints is proposed. The new control structure including the novel feedrate optimization algorithm is verified experimentally on a high speed biaxial table.
Feedrate Optimization for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tools Using Modeled and Measured Process Constraints
Manuscript received March 4, 2016; final manuscript received June 10, 2016; published online August 15, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Radu Pavel.
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Mansour, S. Z., and Seethaler, R. (August 15, 2016). "Feedrate Optimization for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tools Using Modeled and Measured Process Constraints." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. January 2017; 139(1): 011012. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4033933
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