Development of a flexure based ball bearing measurement instrument for use in noisy manufacturing environments

Tom Wemyss, Joseph Phelan

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Abstract

The measurement system being developed uses the instant dramatic change in sensor feedback, which occurs when a sinusoidal excited piezo contacts a solid surface. This effect is combined with tried and proven reference ball measurement techniques in order to achieve high resolution, accurate and repeatable measurement in a very hostile ball bearing manufacturing environment. A test and reference ball re-circulating method, using oxide preventing / temperature stabilising immersion storage, allows for regular recalibration of piezo mounted strain gauge sensors. The real world fluctuations of temperature, humidity, mechanical vibration and electrical noise will be monitored using purpose built Labview programs and carefully simulated in a lab based environmental enclosure designed specially for this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006
EditorsH. Zervos
PublisherEuropean Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN
Pages285-288
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0955308208, 9780955308208
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006 - Baden bei Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 May 200601 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006
Volume1

Conference

Conference6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityBaden bei Wien, Vienna
Period28/05/200601/06/2006

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