Large-batch production in the automotive industry is in the midst of a change. For example, inflexible transfer lines are increasingly replaced by lines with chained machining centers so as to improve flexibility in the mechanical machining of vehicle powertrain components.
The produced tolerances of a workpiece depend on the individual machines or sub-processes of the complete production system.
Linear encoders in Closed Loop control contribute to improving the machining accuracy so that the increased tolerance reserve is available for extending the service life of tools, for example.
Closed LoopSmaller deviations within the series
Higher Precision for Machining Centers in Automated Large-Batch Production
Accuracy of Feed Axes
Direct position measurement with linear encoders (YouTube)
Machining Accuracy of Machine Tools