Green, Flexible, Intelligent: Clamping System Based on Thermal Sensitive Material with Volume Effect
Nowadays, the research on the greenization of clamping technology obviously lags the research of green cutting, green machine tool etc. This paper provides a new clamping system to clamp the workpiece by the green fast heating/cooling adverse-change semiconductor technology and temperature controllability to thermal sensitive medium with volume effect. This clamping system has a low speed operating part, few moving parts, low medium leakage and noise pollution and it is convenient to be flexible configuration of multi-place, multi-workpiece and multi-direction clamping. Furthermore, the clamping system can use the sensors of temperature, pressure and displacement to collect the relative data and process them by computer, then intelligently control the clamp force and clamping displacement.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
M. Wang et al., "Green, Flexible, Intelligent: Clamping System Based on Thermal Sensitive Material with Volume Effect", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 1028-1031, 2006