WIT Press


A Practical System For 5-axis Volumetric Compensation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP990341

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,251 kb

Author(s)

S.R. Postlethwaite & D.G. Ford

Abstract

Compensation is a recognised technique for correcting the systematic errors inherent to machine tool positioning systems. It offers a cost effective and flexible solution to the problem of enhancing machine accuracy. In spite of this controller manufacturers provide limited facilities for applying compensation, and in many cases linear positioning compensation only is available. The main reason for this is the potential complexity of a comprehensive compensation system able to cope with the variety of axis combinations and configurations available in the modern machine tool market. This problem is compounded by the demand from industry for precision 5 axis machining. This paper describes a practical geometric error compensation system that can be applied to

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