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Title: Improving contouring accuracy by using generalized cross-coupled control
Authors: Huo, F.
Poo, A.-N. 
Keywords: CNC
Contour error
Cross-coupled control
Free-form curve
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Citation: Huo, F., Poo, A.-N. (2012-12). Improving contouring accuracy by using generalized cross-coupled control. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 63 : 49-57. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Cross-coupled control (CCC) is a well-known approach for directly reducing contour errors on contouring systems instead of the indirect approach of reducing axial following errors. An improvement of this approach, the variable-gain CCC, extends its applicability from just the linear contour to any contour defined by a continuously differentiable function. In this paper, the basic concept underlying CCC is used to develop a generalized CCC (GCCC) approach which can be applied for any free-form contour, including those defined only by a series of (x,y) coordinates similar to the reference inputs to CNC machines. Both computer simulation and actual experimental implementation of GCCC on a small two-axis CNC machine using four contours showed that it can effectively reduce the contour errors resulting from mismatched machine dynamics. For the linear, circular and parabolic contours that CCC can also be applied to, GCCC achieved the same level of contour error reduction. In addition experiments showed that GCCC also achieved similar levels of contour error reductions for free-form contours and for corner tracking. Without the need for a knowledge of the functions of the contours, GCCC is thus most suitable for application to CNC machines in which the contours that are to be generated are defined by a series of reference input axial positions. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
ISSN: 08906955
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2012.07.012
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