دستگاه کنترل کیفیت سطحی برای برنامه های کاربردی بر روی خط
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|4767||2008||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||3568 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Measurement, Volume 41, Issue 7, August 2008, Pages 774–782
This paper details the development of a novel device for monitoring the quality of the metal surfaces sculptured by modern machine tools. The developed system, that can be proposed as a machine tool accessory, integrates the three functions of dimensional, roughness and waviness measurement. The measure is achieved, without contact, scanning the surface with an optical measuring probe handled like an ordinary tool, which is loaded from the tool magazine and then employed to perform the on-line measurement; a simple fibre connection to the control unit guarantees high immunity to disturbances. The experimental validation proved the capability of the developed solution to meet the severe requirements of the modern production systems showing the particular suitability of the inspection tool to the cases of Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Agile Production.
In modern manufacturing plants, on-line measurements are more effective and beneficial than traditional off-line methods: the compliance verification on workpieces still clamped on the machine tool does allow immediate corrective actions, avoiding, for instance, the re-setting dead time and refraining from further processing the non-compliant semi-finished products. To get the best results both surface finishing prediction techniques based on sophisticated modelling of the working process and surface quality monitoring must be applied , ,  and . The present work deals with an innovative surface quality measuring device that can be successfully used for both surface compliance verification and the data gathering needed for process modelling. Traditionally both roughness and dimensions are measured by means of contact measuring devices. They present, though, considerable limitations: the measurement is slow, the contact between the measuring probe and the surface can result in local scratches and probes are normally cumbersome and unsuitable to the workspace of a machine tool for robustness and reliability reasons due to the presence of moving parts in the measuring heads. On the other hand, contact-less techniques , , , , , , ,  and , particularly those capable of recording the surface profiles, can be successfully employed for the development of innovative devices. Table 1 sums up the features of the main optical techniques so far proposed for surface measurements. All the optical techniques suffer from a certain sensitivity to the specific material and surface finish. Some intrinsic limits derive from macroscopic factors, such as those concerning the local slope compared to the direction of observation, others have a microscopic nature and show themselves through diffraction phenomena. In general, optical probes have difficulties in gauging rapid profile variations and are usually disturbed by local curvatures comparable to the probe’s optical wavelength. Still the roughness measurable range is acceptable for most industrial applications and in particular for those of the machine tool sector. Table options A typical optical technique for profile measurements is triangulation. Yet, its application to surface characterization is strongly limited at low-roughness surfaces . Scattering-based measuring techniques, instead, established themselves for in-line roughness measurement . Scatterometers are applied in production lines where it is important to employ robust measuring systems, capable of performing well-reproducible measures for a defined kind of surfaces (i.e. rolling mills plants with continuous production). Scatterometers cannot provide a dimensional measure, performing an indirect measure of the roughness, without any relief of the surface profile. Conoscopic holography is an interferometric technique which offers good immunity to disturbances due to the vibrations of the measuring probe . Another beneficial feature is the intrinsic collinearity of the measuring apparatus, which is thus able to perform the measure also in case of high slopes in the surface profile. On the other hand, the commercially available devices do not seem to have reached a satisfying degree of maturity yet and cannot guarantee the typical industrial requirements of reliability, usability and robustness. Confocal and autofocus techniques find application in surface metrology . There is a wide offer of commercial 3D profilometers based on a confocal sensor and a mechanical scanning system with high-precision tables; yet, these instruments can be used only in controlled environments, like metrological laboratories. The main issue is the presence, inside the probe, of high-precision mechanical parts in motion, which are out of their place in harsh industrial conditions. The extended-field confocal techniques ,  and  solve the problem of the autofocus systems, eliminating every moving part; these techniques were applied in the innovative application described in this paper.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
An inspection tool capable of measuring, simultaneously, dimension, roughness and waviness was developed. The system proved to be robust and reliable and to be proposable as an accessory for modern machine tools. Device tuning has been achieved through an intense experimental activity which, in addition, led to the metrological characterization of the equipment. As for the dimensional measures, the developed system gave a repeatability better than 0.2 μm on surfaces with roughness between Ra = 0.3 and Ra = 0.7 μm. The measuring volume stretches to the strokes of the axis that carries the probe. The roughness measurements were performed with a repeatability of a few percentage for Ra values from 0.1 to 1 μm. In case of surfaces with a pre-defined texture (i.e. for a well-defined machining cycle) it was proved the chance of halving the roughness measuring uncertainty. As for waviness, the inspection tool had a resolution better than 0.05 μm with a repeatability estimated in few percents. It is important to notice that data acquisition for dimensions, roughness and waviness is achieved through a single surface scansion.