Design of a Sliding Mechanism for the Positioning of a Lathe Cutting Tool
Current requirements in the manufacturing process place demands on the application of automation to the manufacturing process. In spite of fast evolving automation, some small companies are currently using conventional equipment for many finishing works. Working with these devices is physically demanding and time-consuming, compared to working on CNC devices, especially from the machine parameters setup point of view. Previous methods of manual tool position settings are replaced by an automatic tool correction. In this paper, one of the solutions for an automatic turning tool position adjustment of a conventional device is described. The paper deals with the design of the sliding mechanism for the correction of the cutting tool and its automatic setting in the machining process. Keywords - Conventional Devices, Design of the Sliding Mechanism, Tool Correction, Tool Setting.