Seven Ways to Detect the Positioning Accuracy of CNC Machine Tools

**1. Linear motion positioning accuracy detection**

Linear motion positioning accuracy is generally performed under no-load conditions on machine tools and benches. According to the provisions of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO standard), the detection of CNC machine tools should be based on laser measurements. In the absence of a laser interferometer, it is also possible for a general user to use a standard scale with an optical reading microscope for comparative measurements. However, the accuracy of the measuring instrument must be one to two levels higher than the accuracy of the measurement.

In order to reflect all the errors in multiple positioning, the ISO standard stipulates that each positioning point is calculated by five measurement data and the dispersion difference band of the dispersion--3 dispersion band is used.

**2. linear motion repeat positioning accuracy detection**

The instrument used for the test is the same as that used to detect the positioning accuracy. The general detection method is to measure at any three positions near the midpoint and the two ends of each coordinate stroke. Each position is quickly moved, and the positioning is repeated 7 times under the same conditions. The stop position value is measured and the maximum reading difference is obtained. . Taking one-half of the largest difference among the three positions, the positive and negative signs are attached as the repeated positioning accuracy of the coordinates, which is the most basic index reflecting the stability of the axis motion accuracy.

**3. linear motion return accuracy detection**

The origin return accuracy is essentially the repeatability of a particular point on the coordinate axis, so its detection method is exactly the same as the repeat positioning accuracy.

**4. Reverse error detection of linear motion**

The reverse error of the linear motion, also called the loss amount, includes the reverse dead zone of the drive position (such as servo motor, servo motor and stepping motor) on the coordinate axis feed chain, and each mechanical motion transmission pair A comprehensive reflection of errors such as backlash and elastic deformation. The larger the error, the lower the positioning accuracy and the repeat positioning accuracy.

The detection method of the reverse error is to move a distance forward or backward in the stroke of the measured coordinate axis and use the stop position as a reference, and then give a certain movement command value in the same direction to make it move a distance. Then move the same distance in the opposite direction and measure the difference between the stop position and the reference position. The measurement is performed a plurality of times (generally 7 times) at three points near the midpoint and both ends of the stroke, and the average value at each position is obtained, and the maximum value among the obtained average values is the reverse error value.

**5. Positioning accuracy detection of rotary table**

Measuring tools include standard turret, angle polyhedron, circular grating and collimator (collimator), etc., which can be selected according to the specific conditions. The measurement method is to make the table forward (or reverse) to an angle and stop, lock, and position. Use this position as a reference, then quickly rotate the table in the same direction and measure every 30 locks. Each of the forward rotation and the reverse rotation is measured for one week, and the maximum value of the difference between the actual rotation angle of each positioning position and the theoretical value (command value) is the division error. If it is a CNC rotary table, it should be a target position every 30, for each target position to quickly locate 7 times from the positive and negative directions, the difference between the position and the target position is actually reached, and then according to GB10931- 89 The method specified in the “Method for Evaluating the Position Accuracy of Digital Control Machines” calculates the average position deviation and standard deviation, the difference between the maximum value of all the average position deviations and the standard deviation and the sum of all the average position deviations and the standard deviation. Is the positioning accuracy error of the CNC rotary table.

Considering the dry-type transformer to the actual use requirements, it is generally important to measure several equal-angle points such as 0, 90, 180, 270, etc., and the accuracy of these points is required to be improved by one level compared with other angular positions.

**6. Repeated indexing accuracy detection of rotary table**

The measurement method is repeated three times in three positions in one week of the rotary table, and the detection is performed in the forward and reverse directions respectively. The maximum value of the difference between the values of all readings and the theoretical value of the corresponding position. If it is a CNC rotary table, take one measurement point every 30 as the target position, and perform 5 fast positionings for each target position from the positive and negative directions respectively, and measure the difference between the actual arrival position and the target position. That is, the position deviation, and then calculate the standard deviation according to the method specified in GB10931-89, and the maximum value of the standard deviation of each measurement point is 6 times, which is the repeating indexing accuracy of the numerical control rotary table.

**7. The origin return accuracy detection of the rotary table**

The measurement method is to perform the origin return from 7 arbitrary positions, measure the stop position, and use the maximum difference read as the origin return accuracy.

It should be pointed out that the detection of the existing positioning accuracy is measured under the condition of fast and positioning. For some CNC machine tools whose feeding system is not very good, different positioning accuracy values will be obtained when positioning with different feed speeds. In addition, the measurement result of the positioning accuracy is related to the ambient temperature and the working state of the coordinate axis. At present, most CNC machine tools use a semi-closed loop system, and the position detecting components are mostly mounted on the driving motor, which produces an error of 0.01 to 0.02 mm in a stroke of 1 m. It is not strange. This is an error caused by thermal elongation, and some machines use a pre-stretch (pre-tightening) method to reduce the effect.

The repeated positioning accuracy of each coordinate axis reflects the most basic accuracy index of the axis, which reflects the stability of the motion accuracy of the axis, and it cannot be assumed that the machine tool with poor precision can be stably used for production. At present, due to the increasing number of functions of the numerical control system, system errors such as pitch accumulation error and backlash error can be compensated for the motion accuracy of each sitting injector. Only the random error can not be compensated, and the repeat positioning accuracy is repeated. It reflects the comprehensive random error of the feed drive mechanism. It can't be corrected by the CNC system compensation. When it is found to be out of tolerance, only the fine adjustment of the feed drive chain is performed. Therefore, if the machine tool is allowed to be selected, it is better to select a machine with a high repeatability.

Pub Time : 2019-09-02 09:37:32
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