Vol: 34 , Nr: 4 , Art.: 6
Tytuł / Title:
The idea of a robotic single-sided lapping system
Koncepcja zrobotyzowanego systemu docierania jednotarczowego
Autorzy / Authors:
Wydział Mechaniczny Politechniki Gdańskiej
Słowa kluczowe / key words:
flat surfaces, single- plate lapping machines, industrial robots
powierzchnie płaskie, docieranie jednotarczowe, robot przemysłowy
Streszczenie / Summary:

This paper reviews the idea of a robotic lapping system. Robot’s assistance automates the lapping process and supports the development of a flexible lapping system. However, the main aim behind the idea of a robotic lapping system is to provide improved means for controlling the position of conditioning rings on a lapping plate. Due to the kinematics of lapping process, the profile wear of the tool is not constant along the radius. Changing the kinematic parameters, e.g. position of the conditioning ring with the working elements or rotational velocities of the lap and the ring can be used for correction of surface’s profile in the lap as well as for avoiding undesirable convexity or concavity. Lapping plate flatness has an essential influence on the shape accuracy of lapped surfaces. Flatness of the lap during its contact with the abrasive grain in the lapping process was studied