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MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Mach21 in EMO 2003 21-28/10/2003 Multipurpose and cross-sectorial modernisation of manufacturing processes through parallel kinematics.

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1 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Mach21 in EMO /10/2003 Multipurpose and cross-sectorial modernisation of manufacturing processes through parallel kinematics

2 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Requirements for the new machines: –Customer and process focused solutions. –High feed rates (machining and traverse movements). –High accelerations. –High stiffness. –Good dynamic behaviour (high Jerk and kv values). –Low cost (high productivity). –Reliability. –Process specific precision. …¿is this possible with conventional solutions? Not in a sustainable way. Need for breakthrough. JUSTIFICATION

3 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 MACH21: an answer to the European challenges: –modernise the manufacturing processes of the industry. –standardise as much as possible both the mechanical and electronic (numeric control, measuring devices) components –reconfiguration and reuse of manufacturing systems. –minimising the material consumption –Contribute to speeding up industry's adjustment to structural changes –safety in the machinery. –Educational aspects JUSTIFICATION: the European perspective

4 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 What is a parallel kinematics machine (PKM)? Traditional (serial) machines: each axis or carriage carries the subsequent axis to provide the desired tool movements Parallel kinematic machines (PKMs): the tool movements are achieved via coordinated traslations of several axis arranged in parallel. No longer a carriage transports another one.

5 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Serial machine PKM machine

6 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 MACH21: a cross-sectorial technological platform Aeronautics Automotive sector with assembly processes, Textile sector, for Moulds and dies, handling in automation processes Other manufacturing sectors:

7 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 GERMANY ITALY PORTUGAL SPAIN WZL INA IWU Karl Mayer ISW Lernstatt Comau Gamesa Anayak Fatronik Arjal FRANCE Lirmm

8 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003

9 MACH21 objectives The project MACH21 has meant an holistic or overall approach to PKMs in order to try to solve or minimize the most important generic problems that affected this technology at the beginning of the project, through the whole life cycle. This way the project bets for a modernisation of the production means and brings nearer the implementation phase of the parallel kinematics production technology in the industrial companies shop floors by improving the PKMs performances in the areas of accuracy, dynamics and flexibility.

10 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 COMPONENTS-Joints & Struts Improved in behaviour telescopic struts and drives Optimized joints for a wide range of processes with different characteristics and problematic

11 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 PKM design assistance tools Software programs and digital models for aiding the designers to assess and simulate the static and dynamic capabilities of a particular PKM architecture in a preliminary conceptual design stage

12 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Static and dynamic accuracy improvements New calibration methods and devices obtained for enhancing machine static accuracy Methods to monitore and compensate static errors (gravity, thermal) not corrected by analytical model-based calibrations Control strategies and algorithms for improving the dynamic accuracy

13 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes New PK designs ending in technology demonstrator prototypes for the following industrial processes and sectors: –High dynamic handling prototype (automotive sector) –5 axes horizontal milling prototype (aeronautic sector) –5 axes vertical milling prototype (mould and die sector) –Heavy Tow fibers layer prototype (textile sector) –Thin panels assembly in skeletal structures of ribs and spars (virtual prototype, aeronautic sector)

14 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes (I) 4 DOF high dynamic handling prototype (automotive sector)

15 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes (II) 5 axes horizontal milling prototype (aeronautic sector)

16 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes (III) 5 axes vertical milling prototype (mould and die sector)

17 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes (IV) Heavy Tow fibres layer prototype (textile sector)

18 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 Demonstrators/Prototypes (V) Thin panels assembly in skeletal structures of ribs and spars (virtual prototype, aeronautic sector)

19 MACH21 Mach21 in EMO 2003 MACH21: the snowball effect EMO2003: the fist time in history for a specific classification of PKM machines. 16 first-class manufacturers offering market ready PKM machines at the EMO components suppliers for PKM machines at the EMO of these companies have relation with MACH21 or their partners.


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