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Wheel-Tooling Gap Measurement System for Conform™ Extrusion Machinery Based on a Capacitive Sensor

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K. Khawaja

Holton Machinery Ltd Albany House, Elliott Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8JH, UKe-mail: kafeel.khawaja@outokumpu.com

L. Seneviratne

Department of Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UKe-mail: lakmal.seneviratne@kcl.ac.uk

K. Althoefer

Department of Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UKe-mail: k.althoefer@kcl.ac.uk

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 127(2), 394-401 (Apr 25, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1870004 History: Received July 08, 2003; Revised August 22, 2004; Online April 25, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Conform extrusion wheel (as part of the machine drive shaft)
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(a) Entry plate sensor average calibration curve (b) Affect of temperature on gap readings from capacitive sensors
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Tooling plates after running
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Operator-based machine control system
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Relationship between gap measurement and actuation system
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Machine start and slugs feed in Conform™ process
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Corresponding temperature rise for Fig. 10
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Corresponding temperature rise for Fig. 12

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