IJAT Vol.11 No.4 pp. 608-614
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0608

Technical Paper:

Development of Energy-Saving Machine Tool

Hisashi Ohtani

JTEKT Corporation
1-1 Asahi-machi, Kariya, Aichi 448-8652, Japan

Corresponding author

November 2, 2016
June 6, 2017
Online released:
June 29, 2017
July 5, 2017
energy saving measures, gear, skiving, process consolidation
Environmental measures are urgently required to realize a society with a low environmental load. In response, various undertakings are being carried out in the field of machine tools, which is most critical in terms of requirement of energy-saving measures. The energy consumed when a machine tool is used to machine can be broadly divided into three categories: the “standby energy” to maintain the electrical devices operational when the machine is not operational; the “steady-state energy,” which is the fixed amount of energy required when the machine is in operation; and the “dynamic energy,” which varies with the machining conditions and other factors. Measures are necessary for each of these energy categories to reduce energy consumption. This paper describes an example of an energy-saving study undertaken for a machine tool used for machining gears; a new processing method called skiving was developed to consolidate work processes.
Cite this article as:
H. Ohtani, “Development of Energy-Saving Machine Tool,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.11 No.4, pp. 608-614, 2017.
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