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Speed and Feed

Speed and Feed

Speed and Feed

(OP)
I read some time ago, that there is a motor to use on an end effector that will recognize speeds and feed requirements as the different materials present themselves.
 
 Is it possible as we drill through Aluminum to 15-5 Stainless for the load on the drill motor to change the speed and feed on the fly at a program level?

Thanks in Advance

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RE: Speed and Feed

Yup, what he said.  Many servo motor / driver rigs have the capability to sense torque on the motor (inferred by reading the Amperage values).  Drive your spindle that way.  You'll have to develop a programmatic algorithm for changing the spindle speed/feed on the fly.

TygerDawg
Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering
www.bluetechnik.com

RE: Speed and Feed

(OP)
I received some more input from the automation guys, and they are using air motors. My suggestion is to use a torque sensor between the motor and the chuck...We will see how it goes...

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