MACHINE MODELING AND SIMULATIONS, Machine modeling and simulations 2020

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Various methods of circular interpolation performance analysis
Miroslav Císar, Vladimír Tlach, Ivan Zajačko

Last modified: 10. 05. 2023


The paper discusses the possibilities and methodology of utilizing software, designed to be used with a double ball bar device to analyze CNC machine tool positioning performance, to analyze measurements measured by a different method. The Renishaw Ballbar system is a special tool designed to allow rapid and highly effective checks of positioning performance of any numerically controlled cartesian structure, such as a CNC machine tool, and at the same time allows monitoring its condition and to some extent predict its future development. The system uses sophisticated algorithms to decompose the overall measured inaccuracy of examined machine to values of individual errors and offers possible actions to remove such errors. The ability to push different measurements of circularity, such as measurement of circularity of machined surface on a coordinate measuring machine, would allow checking the presence of various errors without the necessity to measure with a double ball bar device. Therefore, the paper presents the custom software, that shows such possibilities, which was developed a the Department of Automation and Production Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina.