Research on Low Cost Automatic Polishing Machine for Die/Mold Manufacturing
In order to improve die/mold polishing worker’s environment and polishing automation level, we introduce a kind of low cost automatic polishing machine (LCAPM) with compliant actuator. The actuator is composed of a Tripod mechanism driven by pneumatic cylinders. Proportional valve is used to guarantee precision of cylinder’s position, and a 3D force sensor is used to adjust polishing contact force between grind stone tool and workpiece. Structure of LCAPM is described in detail; pneumatic control circuit and cylinder’s position are modeled in succession. Finally, a computing case of cylinder’s position for given workpiece is shown.
Xiong Zhou and Zhenzhen Lei
J. X. Liu et al., "Research on Low Cost Automatic Polishing Machine for Die/Mold Manufacturing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 233, pp. 177-180, 2012