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Cheng P.-Y.,National Chiao Tung University | Chen P.-J.,National Chiao Tung University | Lin Y.-T.,Metal Industries Research and Development Center E204
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology | Year: 2013

Multi-axis servo systems have been applied to many machine tools in recent decades, but they are not commonly used for press machines. They are particularly uncommon for small presses because it is still believed that the precision of a small press is dependent on the precision of its components and parts. However, high-precision components and parts are difficult to manufacture and assemble, so the costs of small precision presses are roughly equal to or higher than those of large press machines. Moreover, the accuracy of conventional small presses worsens over long operation times, particularly when dealing with off-center loading frequency. Therefore, we propose a small mechanical press with an adjustable driving system, using a slide and double-axis servo system, for manufacturing small products. Through this proposed design, we expect higher-quality products to be produced for lesser cost than conventional small presses. © 2013 Springer-Verlag London.

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