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Computer Control of Machine Tools

  • D. French
  • J. Knight
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Abstract

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in control of machine tools by digital computer (DNC). To determine the problems of DNC a research program was initiated to control three machine tools by digital computer. The system of control was different for the three machines, and was composed of a machining centre with GE control, a milling machine with ICON control and a lathe — retrofitted with electrohydraulic pulse motors. The computer used in this research was an IBM 360/44 situated approximately 1000 ft from the machine tool laboratory.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. French
    • 1
  • J. Knight
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterloo, OntarioCanada

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