IJAT Vol.3 No.3 pp. 286-291
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0286


Development of Axial Encoder to Measure Spindle Axial Motion

Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Takahiro Kawashima, Takayuki Shibata, Yoshihiko Murakami, Masami Masuda, and Osamu Horiuchi

Toyohashi University of Technology
1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan

February 2, 2009
March 30, 2009
May 5, 2009
axial encoder, spindle axial motion, rotational accuracy, optical measurement, machine tools

This paper deals with a newly developed axial encoder to measure spindle axial motion. The axial encoder was composed of a cylindrical rod with circular gratings and an optical encoder head. They were respectively mounted on the spindle nose and the worktable of a vertical milling machine. It has been ascertained by experiments that the prototype can digitally measure spindle axial motion with a resolution of 0.1 μm.

Cite this article as:
M. Nomura, T. Kawashima, T. Shibata, Y. Murakami, M. Masuda, and O. Horiuchi, “Development of Axial Encoder to Measure Spindle Axial Motion,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3 No.3, pp. 286-291, 2009.
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