Summary

The objective was to develop a reasonably priced machine tool with tool pre-setting and manual data input applying principles of computer language integrated in the machine concept. The base of this new machine is the well-known hand-operated standard NC-turning machine. The electronic control produces contours with the aid of high performance servo drives. It is stressed that microprocessors are a vital part of the electronic control applied. The cost-effectiveness to be achieved with this new solution is shown in a diagram (Figure 8).

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References

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    Hackmack, Dr. Lawrence C., (1968, 7. Oct.) “PCQ: New Machine Ratings”, American Machinist, pp 121–127.Google Scholar
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© The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hörst Gohren
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  1. 1.Gildemeister AktiengesellschaftBielefeldWest Germany

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