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Multifunctional and Intelligent Mechanical Interface for a Fast, Easy and Precise (Re-)Configuration of Small Modular Machine Tools

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A modularised and small machine tool concept developed within a six year research programme allows for a new changeability in production. For a suitable, quick, easy and precise (re)configuration of those developed modules to a complete machine tool, an interface is required. This interface shall provide mechanical positioning as well as the transfer of electrical energy and information. Additional intelligence and safety features shall be integrated. Besides the product development of this multifunctional coupling a scientific approach for the development itself as well as to cope with constantly changing external requirements inflicted by the research partners is presented within this contribution.

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  • Machine Tool
  • Sequential Quadratic Programming
  • Hall Sensor
  • Installation Space
  • Design Verification

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    The frame interface is described in chapter “Modularly Structured, (Re-)Configurable Machines for Micro Machining by Means of Cooperative Motion Generation”, this contribution focuses on the module interface.

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    Preliminary analysis, the principle selection as well as the detailed dimensioning of the mechanical design is described in [15, 13].

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    Experimental setup and procedure as well as detailed results are described in [13].

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    Test travel of the feed module, detailed procedure and results are described in [13].

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Grimske, S., Röhlig, B., Müller, J., Wulfsberg, J.P. (2017). Multifunctional and Intelligent Mechanical Interface for a Fast, Easy and Precise (Re-)Configuration of Small Modular Machine Tools. In: Wulfsberg, J., Sanders, A. (eds) Small Machine Tools for Small Workpieces. Lecture Notes in Production Engineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49269-8_13

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