In-Process Size and Roundness Measuring System for the Adaptive Control of Cylindrical Grinding

  • Y. W. Zhao
  • J. Webster
  • H. Kaliszer


The accuracy of in-process size and roundness measurement is of utmost importance for improving component quality in adaptively controlled grinding.

A combined in-process size and roundness sensor has been developed for the adaptive control of cylindrical grinding. This sensor has been designed using dynamic response analysis of the sensor-workpiece system, and has high in-process measuring accuracy.

An in-process size and roundness measuring system based on this sensor has been developed and forms part of a modular adaptive control system for plunge grinding, and is also used for the adaptive control of traverse grinding. The mathematical models of cylindrical grinding, the time-optimum adaptive control strategy and the strategy for compensation of deflection in traverse grinding, are also introduced with some experimental results.


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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. W. Zhao
    • 1
  • J. Webster
    • 1
  • H. Kaliszer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamUK

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