Modelling approach for energy efficiency of machining system based on torque model and angular velocity

Jun Xie, Wei Cai, Yanbin Du, Ying Tang, Junbo Tuo

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As the most important part of machining system, machine tools are widely used in industry, and the resource consumption and environmental problems caused by their use are becoming more and more serious. For promoting energy efficiency of machining system, various methods have been developed based on statistical approaches with design of experiments. However, the methods cannot be easily utilized when the optimization target or machine tool design is modified because the optimal solution is determined based on the experimentally measured data. An effective and practical monitoring method is not only the precondition of energy efficiency promoting, but also the basis of the integration with industry 4.0 applications. This paper presents a modelling approach for energy efficiency of machining system which can be used to monitor energy efficiency on-line and without any extra cutting force dynamometer. The approach is proposed based on the energy consumption mechanism of machining system and the dynamic factors (temperature, lubrication, etc.) of machining processes are considered, so that it has a quite high accuracy under various machining conditions. The case study and validation have been carried out and the experimental results indicate that the accuracy of the approach can reach over 90% under various processing conditions. Finally, the static errors and dynamic errors which may affect monitoring accuracy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number126249
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
StatePublished - Apr 15 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Strategy and Management


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