Measurement and Monitoring

Vytautas Giniotis
Anthony Hope

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This book presents the main methods and techniques for measuring and monitoring the accuracy of geometrical parameters of precision Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and automated machines, including modern coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Highlights include: * Standard methods and means of testing, together with methods newly developed and tested by the authors; * Various parameters, such as straightness, perpendicularity, flatness, pitch, yaw, and roll, as well as the principal processes for measurement of these parameters; * Lists and tables of geometrical accuracy parameters, together with diagrams of arrangements for their control and evaluation of measurement results; * Special methods and some original new devices for measurement and monitoring, information measuring systems (consisting of laser interferometers, photoelectric raster encoders or scales, etc.), and methods for the measurement and testing of circular scales, length scales, and encoders; * Methods for measuring small lengths, gaps, and distances between two surfaces; * Examples showing the suitability of mechatronic methods for high accuracy correction of machines; and * Particular attention is given to the analysis of ISO written standards of accuracy control, terms and definitions, and methods for evaluation of the measurement results during performance verification

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Vytautas Giniotis

Vytautas Giniotis was employed as Chief Scientific Worker in the Institute of Geodesy, Vilnius Gediminas Techical University, Lithuania from 2003 until his tragic sudden death in 2012. He graduated as Dipl. Mechanical Engineer from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute in 1961 and obtained his PhD from the same institution in 1975. His industrial experience covered a period of over 30 years and included a five year term as Chief Metrologist and Head of the Metrology and Quality Control Department at Vilnius State Grinding Machines Factory between 1989 and 1994.

Anthony Hope

Anthony Hope is professor of automation and control at Southampton Solent University, UK. His major scientific interests include condition monitoring of machines, performance verification of machine tools and coordinate measuring machines, instrumentation and control, and materials testing. He is the co-author of one textbook, Engineering Measurements, and has contributed to two further textbooks. He has published well over 100 scientific papers and was awarded the British Institute of NDT prize for Condition Monitoring research in 2008.