Title: Control system for micro milling machine

Authors: Xinxin Wang; Xiaohong Lu; Zhenyuan Jia; Wentao Wang; Fengchen Wang

Addresses: Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining, Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China ' Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining, Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China ' Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining, Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China ' Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining, Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China ' Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining, Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China

Abstract: The paper mainly studied an open architecture control system for micro milling machine, including hardware construction and the software development of the control system. Taking programmable multi-axis controller (PMAC) as movement controller, together with industrial computer, high-speed spindle, precision feeding stage, etc., constitute the hardware of the control system for the micro milling machine. The software on the platform of windows was developed using Microsoft Visual C (VC). After the measurement of operation precision for the numerical control system, experiments of milling micro component have been carried out. The experimental results demonstrate the overall performance of the control system designed for the micro milling machine.

Keywords: open architecture control; micromilling; multi-axis control; hardware construction; software development; micromachining; programmable controllers; NC milling; high-speed spindle; precision feeding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.070876

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.21 No.1, pp.83 - 98

Available online: 21 Jul 2015 *

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