Measurement techniques for determining the static stiffness of foundations for machine tools

A. Myers, S. M. Barrans, D. G. Ford

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The paper presents a novel technique for accurately measuring the static stiffness of a machine tool concrete foundation using various items of metrology equipment. The foundation was loaded in a number of different ways which simulated the erection of the machine, traversing of the axes and loading of the heaviest component. The results were compared with the stiffness tolerances specified for the foundation which were deemed necessary in order that the machine alignments could be achieved. This paper is a continuation of research previously published for a FEA of the foundation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2005
Event7th International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20058 Sep 2005
Conference number: 7


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