Automatic Polishing System for Improving Surface Quality in Mould and Optics Industries


APSIS - 6751

Keywords robotics, polishing, control systems


Start Date: 01-APR-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of the APSIS project is to develop an open control system for an automatic polishing machine using the strategies and models defined in BRITE project 2362 (MACPOP). The polishing machine will be used for high-precision optics applications such as spheric and aspheric mirrors, laser mirrors, lenses for microlithography, interferometry and air-to-surface cameras, and for moulds for optical pieces such as spectacles and car headlights.

The project will develop the electronics hardware and software to control a polishing robot whose mechanical concepts have already been defined. Work includes:

All these developments will be integrated and tested in a prototype under manufacturing conditions. The results of the project will be incorporated in control boards, software and polishing machines, which will be exploited by members of the consortium.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Reiss-Brion
Bertin & Cie
15 rue Frédéric Joliot, BP 22000
F - 13791 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 3
tel: + 33 / 4260-4553
fax: + 33 / 4260-0013
telex: 420729

Participants

BERTIN & CIE - F - C
NAICOTEC - D - P
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN - D - P
SEMA METRA GROUP SA - F - P
SESO - F - P


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APSIS - 6751, December 1993


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