Development of a Fibre Optic Sensor for in Process Measurement of Tool Flank Wear

  • F. Giusti
  • M. Santochi

Summary

After a general discussion about the importance of tool wear sensing in the automation of manufacturing processes, requirements for industrial utilization of sensors are described.

Based upon a critical assesment of the state of the art, a new optical sensor is escribed in its working principle. Constraint control of a prefixed VB value and real intermittent measurement of VB value are possible in a simple way. Results obtained in experimental tests carried out measuring several worn carbide inserts are given.

Keywords

Corn Carbide Milling Radioactive Isotope Prefix 

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© The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Giusti
    • 1
  • M. Santochi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanical TechnologyPisa UniversityUK

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