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Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Front Mech Eng Chin    2009, Vol. 4 Issue (2) : 147-152
NC flame pipe cutting machine tool based on open architecture CNC system
Xiaogen NIE(), Yanbing LIU
The College of Mechanical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, China
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Based on the analysis of the principle and flame movement of a pipe cutting machine tool, a retrofit NC flame pipe cutting machine tool (NFPCM) that can meet the demands of cutting various pipes is proposed. The paper deals with the design and implementation of an open architecture CNC system for the NFPCM, many of whose aspects are similar to milling machines; however, different from their machining processes and control strategies. The paper emphasizes on the NC system structure and the method for directly creating the NC file according to the cutting type and parameters. Further, the paper develops the program and sets up the open and module NC system.

Keywords flame pipe cutting      flame incision tracks      CNC      open architecture CNC system     
Corresponding Authors: NIE Xiaogen,   
Issue Date: 05 June 2009
 Cite this article:   
Xiaogen NIE,Yanbing LIU. NC flame pipe cutting machine tool based on open architecture CNC system[J]. Front Mech Eng Chin, 2009, 4(2): 147-152.
Fig.1  Principle of NC flame pipe machine tool
Fig.2  Schematic diagram of NC flame pipe cutting machine tool
Fig.3  Flow chart of software system
Fig.4  Interface of CNC system of pipe flame cutting machine tool
Fig.5  Case of two pipes intersecting
Fig.6  Case of cutting hole with slope in the main pipe
Fig.7  Projection drawing of the flame in the cutting process
Fig.8  Simulation of cutting hole with slope in main pipe
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