Active spindle system for a rotary planing machine


This paper presents the experimental validation of an active control approach to improve the damping of a spindle system for wood machining. The active control was implemented using piezoelectric actuators in push–pull configuration with real-time control capabilities. The adaptive control strategy based on the linear quadratic Gaussian is first modeled within MATLAB/Simulink and then implemented on the real spindle system. Experimental tests were performed on the small-scale planer prototype to validate the simulation models. Moreover a cutting force observer which can be used to continuously monitor the cutting process is also implemented and its performance is presented.

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Albertelli, P., Elmas, S., Jackson, M.R. et al. Active spindle system for a rotary planing machine. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 63, 1021–1034 (2012).

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  • Active vibration control
  • Spindle modeling
  • Mechatronics
  • Wood working
  • Planing machine