Volumetric error compensation through a Siemens controller

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Abstract

Volumetric performance is becoming the parameter by which machine tool accuracy is evaluated. It is no longer sufficient to produce a machine which is capable of linear accuracy along a single measurement line - it must be capable of accurate point-to-point positioning throughout the working envelope. Volumetric compensation has become an industry-accepted method of enhancing the performance of a machine by adjusting each axis position demand according to the total error calculated in that direction. New work at the University of Huddersfield has taken mature compensation technology and applied it through the open architecture Siemens 840D controller. This paper discusses the application of the compensation routines through a specially written compile-cycle extension to the NC kernel. Volumetric measurement methods are discussed and compensation results are presented which show a 97% improvement in volumetric performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Metrology and Machine Performance VII
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2005
EditorsPaul Shore
Publishereuspen
Pages422-431
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1861941188
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Event7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, CMM and Machine Tool Performance - Cranfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005
Conference number: 7
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Conference

Conference7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, CMM and Machine Tool Performance
Abbreviated titleLAMDAMAP 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCranfield
Period27/06/0530/06/05
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Longstaff, A. P., Fletcher, S., & Myers, A. (2005). Volumetric error compensation through a Siemens controller. In P. Shore (Ed.), Laser Metrology and Machine Performance VII : 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2005 (pp. 422-431). euspen.