Positioning performance evaluation for light-weight rotary stage CFRP application

Makoto Kato, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Yuki Shirakawa, Kazunori Iijima, Yasusuke Iwashita

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New energy saving methods are required in the industrial sector to address global climate change and resource depletion. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has attracted considerable attention as a structural material that can improve energy efficiency by weight reduction. The application of CFRP to machine tools has already been realized; however, the dynamic characteristics of the position control system for CFRP machine tools have not been investigated. In this study, the mechanical properties affecting the positioning performance were experimentally evaluated using a rotary stage that could be switched to different structural materials. This study can be useful as a guideline for position control systems and the mechanical design of a CFRP stage and contribute toward achieving higher energy efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-90
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Automation Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • CFRP
  • Control
  • Rotary stage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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