Design of Multi-drilling Gear Machines by Knowledge Processing and Machine Simulation

  • G. Klene
  • A. Grauel
  • H. J. Convey
  • A. J. Hartley
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2412)


A software concept for automated design of a multi-spindle drilling gear machine used in furniture production process is proposed. To find an optimised design of the target-machine, this means to find the minimum number of supports and gears as well as the optimised configuration of the multi-spindle drilling gears, an automated system based on pattern identification, knowledge discovery and automated decision process is explained. The transfer of acquired manual design experience from the human expert to a software strategy to solve the multi-criteria optimisation problem will achieve cost reductions during the machine design.


Work Piece Pattern Identification Human Expert Intelligent Data Analysis Grid Distance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Klene
    • 1
  • A. Grauel
    • 1
  • H. J. Convey
    • 2
  • A. J. Hartley
    • 2
  1. 1.Soest Campus, Unit 16, Department MathematicsUniversity of Applied SciencesSoestGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Technology, Technology Development UnitBolton Institute of Higher EducationBoltonEngland

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