Tool collision detection in high-speed feeding based on disturbance observer

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It is important to take countermeasures against tool collision to avoid serious damage to the machine tool. Though rapid collision detection is needed, the introduction of additional sensors to a machine tool is not desirable owing to cost, machine-tool stiffness, and failure rate considerations. In this study, a sensor-less tool collision detection method is proposed on the basis of the disturbance observer theory. It only uses the servo information of a ball-screw-driven stage and does not require external sensors. The proposed method successfully detects the collision between a tool and a workpiece in less than 3 ms with a feed rate of 50 m/min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-483
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • breakage
  • disturbance observer
  • in-process monitoring
  • sensor-less
  • tool collision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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