Accession Number : AD0883331

Title :   On-Line Trainable Adaptive Process Control.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 69-28 Feb 71,

Corporate Author : BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI

Personal Author(s) : Idelsohn, Jerome M. ; Mueller, Paul A. ; Johnson, Edwin A.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : An investigation was made of on-line trainable adaptive control for metal-cutting processes. A surface grinder was selected as the test vehicle for experimental evaluation. The complete test system consists of a Do-A11 surface grinder modified to provide automatic control capability, a surface-finish inspection device and various process sensors, and two interfaced computers which perform adaptive control and training functions. Test results verified that the performance improvements obtainable from adaptive control could be automatically extended to cover a broad range of machining conditions by use of the on-line trainable capability. The training loop demonstrated the ability to automatically adjust the adaptive controller for optimum operation as process conditions changed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MACHINE TOOLS, *AUTOMATION, *MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MACHINING, SURFACE PROPERTIES, CUTTING TOOLS, DETECTORS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE