Measurement of the Tangential Grinding Force Using the Slip of an Induction Motor—Construction of the Measurement System
A new system for measuring a tangential grinding force using the slip of the rotational speed of an induction motor was developed. The motor slip is measured as the change in the rotational period for the induction motor. The system operates LabVIEW software on a personal computer, and a rotary encoder is connected with the motor spindle, which drives the axis of a grinding wheel. A signal of one pulse per rotation from the rotary encoder is input to the interface of the computer to measure the rotational period. LabVIEW has the flexibility of a programming language and operates within a graphic environment in compiling the signal, analyzing measurements, and displaying analysis results. Thus, the present system is simpler than previous development tools. This work conducts a grinding experiment using the developed system to verify the sensitivity and response in measuring the motor slip. As an example of application, semidry grinding is investigated by measuring tangential grinding forces. Hence, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed system for data processing in the analysis of grinding phenomena.
Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
K. Kondo and S.-I. Tooe, "Measurement of the Tangential Grinding Force Using the Slip of an Induction Motor—Construction of the Measurement System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 107-112, 2009